Together with the City of Hamilton, ON we selected 3 neighborhoods to get "Mabel'd" with FREE Curbside Labels to promote the city's Gold Box program. The houses in the 3 neighborhoods were encouraged to place the Curbside Labels on their recycling & garbage bins and sign up to receive the gold star of recycling - a Gold Box!
When Diane went back a week later with two City of Hamilton Waste Management team members they audited 18 houses and 6 of the homes were awarded with a Gold Box
In order to win a Gold Box, you must separate your paper and plastics as well as have any food or yard waste in the green bin and have just one bag of garbage.
Each address is scored - a maximum of 3 minor infractions will still get you a Gold Box. For example - you didn't break down your boxes, or you didn't take the hard plastic lids off your juice containers or water bottles. Another infraction would be that you had your paper and plastic separated,but you had non stretchy plastic or hard plastic within the box – that is garbage. If you can't bend, stretch or dent it, it isn't recyclable.