100+ Best Recycling Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational recycling quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Recycling Quotes

Most of the time it’s just a damaged or missing recycling bin that’s the problem. — John Riley

If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they’ll be all over it. — Bill Nye

There was a yellow recycling bin, and the lid was flipped open. And inside the dumpster was a pile of rocks, boulders. And you could see a hand in there. — Mike Hall

Our recycling program has also reduced our solid waste by up to one-third with a savings of approximately $13,000 for the first year, and we eliminated the need for a confidential services vendor, which saved us $22,000. — Ryan Ray

We’re happy to lend a hand to this important program. Recycling continues to become a more and more important issue with each passing year and we hope that Ducks fans with old sneakers will be able to make the trip to our ballpark with their unwanted sneakers to help out a great cause. — Frank Boulton

We look for a rebound due to the recycling of oil money, such as in high-ticket orders from oil-producing nations. — Takehiro Sato

In Los Angeles, I drive a hybrid and live in a very simple home. Anything you do from carrying a canteen of water to starting a recycling program in your office makes a difference. Reusing what you already have has always been green – from clothes to boxes to glass jars from the supermarket. — Rachel Boston

Just by being out you’re doing your part. It’s like recycling. You’re doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you’re doing your part for the gay movement if you’re out. — Martina Navratilova

I strongly encourage listening to the radio to hear something you haven’t heard before. It’s a very healthy thing to do. It’s strange: unless you reload your iPods every couple of weeks, you’re listening to and recycling the same music all of the time. I’m serious. Listen to your radio station. — Alvin Lee

We don’t need any more heroes; we just need someone to take out the recycling. — Banksy

In my family we’ve always been into ethical stuff and recycling. — Bonnie Wright

When coming in to land at Santiago, Chile, I saw the area between the city and the Andes mountains was smoking with rubbish dumps. While exploring the dumps, I made friends with people living and working there and saw how they survived through recycling the rubbish. — Michael Foreman

One possibility for the future is using waste cardboard from the community to run the boiler. Taking cardboard from the area and recycling it into fuel would be a win-win situation for everybody involved. — Steve Smith

Neither New York nor Virginia holds the moral high ground here. New York has for many years not advanced its recycling and waste reduction programs as much as it needs to. — Eric Goldstein

Up and down my road there’s hardly a house that does not have at least one recycling bag outside every week, — John McKenna

We want to be able to make recommendations to the college on where they need to put recycling receptacles around the campus. — Jon Keesecker

Recycling is one of our most effective tools to protect our environment. We are glad to support efforts to increase recycling in the Nogales community. — Steve Owens

As I get older, I just prefer to knit. — Tracey Ullman

I think we can safely say in Washington State that this is the biggest advancement for recycling in a generation. — Mo McBroom

Over recent months gold and equity prices have been positively correlated. This has particularly been the case in Japan, where investors have sought to lock in stock market gains by recycling funds into gold. With equity markets weakening, local investors sought to secure gains on gold and move into cash. — Alan Williamson

We are pleased to see them join Dell and H-P in providing free computer recycling for their customers. — Robin Schneider

We need to educate people and provide convenient recycling opportunities. — Ron Baker

I prefer to write music for family films. I like people. — Alex North

Waste Management has proven its commitment to developing innovative ways to handle solid waste and recyclables in America. With a customer service-centered approach that filters up from the bottom, and an unwavering insistence on keeping recycling and other environmental protections at the forefront of everything we do, Waste Management’s North Bay market area is leading the way to our industry’s future. — James Devlin

Our customers want to focus on their core business whether it’s manufacturing automobiles or building ships. We’re responsible for the whole lifecycle of the chemical, from the time it’s distributed to the end of its useful life when it’s ready for recycling or some other type of treatment. — Dan Black

In nature, no organic substance is synthesized unless there is provision for its degradation; recycling is enforced. — Barry Commoner

We went out first thing in the morning when the recycling was out and basically sifted through their recycling. — Stuart Clark

What kind of society, given the choice between recycling a mountain of paper and denuding a mountainside of trees would make a decision to do the latter? The answer: our kind. And it is time to change that. — Morris Udall

The theme this year is kind of a recycling theme. So we’ll be making a lot of projects out of recycled materials. — Sondra Hines

Without the Wheelchair Recycling Program, we can’t do what we do. — Mary Johnson

We are pleased to be part of this campaign as while people are good at recycling their green glass, we know that the recycling of brown and clear glass is less common and we need to make our residents more aware of this, and why it is important. — M. Hopper

We tend to prefer candidates that don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco. — Sarah Palin

They fail to recognize the broad biological principle that organic material is constantly being recycled. Everything has a time of being – a birth, a life span, and a death. — Dixie Lee Ray

I like to take out the recycling because I actually feel like I’m doing something. — Mike Quigley

Films go into vaults, art into museums, and music into halls of fame. Most fashion is worn for a few seasons and off-loaded into the recycling bin or, worse, some landfill. — Robin Givhan

Every person in England is currently recycling enough to fill eight green wheelie bins, but they could be filling over 20. — Ben Bradshaw

It’s a gentle nudge. We want all students to learn the basics of recycling and conservation. — Karen Bryant

Certain adhesives that are used in the production of some direct mail can contaminate the recycling process and consequently make recycling difficult and expensive in certain cases. — Ben Bradshaw

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan. — Eric Cantona

That’s really eco-friendly of you, Vee told Marcie. Recycling Nora’s old trash. — Becca Fitzpatrick

If you’re not buying recycled products, you’re not really recycling. — Ed Begley, Jr.

Maintaining a successful, consumer-friendly recycling program continues to be a top priority of the wireless industry. So please recognize Earth Day 2006 by taking your used wireless products out of the sock drawer and bringing them to the wireless carrier store near you to be recycled. — Steve Largent

I used to think then that I was Bohemian, but I know now that I am not. I prefer order and precision to untidiness and looseness. — Conrad Veidt

If I were offered a cochlear implant today, I would prefer not to have one. But that’s not a statement about hearing aids or cochlear implants. It’s about who you are. — Marlee Matlin

We applaud the efforts of Best Buy in helping to relieve some of the burden of recycling the unprecedented amount of electronic waste generated by Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Coast. While recycling electronic waste takes more time and labor, this effort is about protecting human health and the environment. — Jimmy Palmer

I would like to see the program expanded to include bottles and cans. Paper recycling is great for offices, but truly doesn’t meet all of this campus’ needs. — Rachel Davis

One of the main things about recycling is you are making more room. — Daniel Johnson

We see a lot of cardboard, glass, and plastic bottles in commercial garbage bins that should be recycled. We’re more than happy to work with businesses to get them started with recycling and we hope they’ll cooperate. — Peter Russell

Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late? — Lewis Carroll

We were trying to do something to encourage recycling without taking over and making it a town trash department. It’s just kind of been there. It’s been one of those things that doesn’t seem to get a whole lot of attention. — Steve Riley

I think this was really successful. We?re going to crunch the numbers and produce an action report for the college so they can improve recycling around campus. — Jon Keesecker

When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do. — Pam Shoemaker

These Christmas tree recycling programs have really taken off in the last 15 years. — Roni Java

It’s a load of rubbish. You can see manufacturers using this as an argument for making more paper and recycling less. — Tony Juniper

I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in fashionable society even of the best class. — Ellen Swallow Richards

We can spend it on spay and neuter, we can spend it on the general fund, or second chance. Now that we’re doing so much (more volume), we’re going to consider putting at least half of what we take in from our recycling program into the building fund. — Lisa Boyle

I’ve seen so much progress. We have come from recycling about 100,000 tons a year 15 years ago to more than 500,000 tons. — Suzanne Jones

Increasing recycling in Delaware is an idea whose time has come and, if put off, may not come again. — Ruth Ann Minner

I don’t know who the hell Paul Lynde is, or why he’s funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me. — Paul Lynde

When you weigh it against senior services and social services I don’t think recycling is a critical need. I’m looking at priorities. If you’re talking about what’s important, recycling is not in the same category as firefighters. — John Patterson

Recycling what has worked in the past is a defensive strategy that is working, and it has reversed sales declines for the retailer. — Richard Jaffe

In Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, the government in a matter of years has put a lot of energy behind recycling food waste as livestock feed. It’s environmentally friendly, it provides cheap livestock feed for the farmers in those parts of the world, and it avoids sending the food waste to landfill. — Tristram Stuart

We had the most forward-looking and aggressive recycling bill in the country. — Larry Martin

Recycling can be expensive for small businesses. There are usually ways they can do it, but for some businesses it’s unrealistic. — Tom Watson

Our goal is to do better than last year, And to get people excited about recycling and, of course, to beat BYU. — Jay Price

Everyone should look at the paper in their office and find an appropriate way to get rid of it by using either a paper shredder, recycling bins or the old trash can. If one needs to file the paper away, they should create a file index of sorts that lists all of the file categories. — Patty Wolf

I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value, unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box. — Ellen Goodman

It’s a host issue, not a contractual relationship. They graciously have allowed us to host the recycling there. — Tim Shea

I’ve never tried to emulate anyone. I’ve never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes. — Michael Hutchence

That’s just a small piece of the puzzle. Remember now, Mid America Recycling isn’t taking from here in Des Moines to fill the landfill in eastern Polk County and taking up landfill space. — Bill Stowe

This would put responsible manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage. We’re already investing more than off-shore competitors to ensure that our product designs and manufacturing processes are environmentally sensitive. Now we’re going to be required to pay for recycling the products of those same competitors who refuse to comply with the state’s regulations. — David Thompson

It’s a bittersweet victory because people are ready for curbside this year. We have a crisis on our island. We are running out of landfill. Why not adopt it this year? There are recycling companies ready to go. — Jeff Mikulina

We live in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name – we call it recycling. — Neil LaBute

Recycling is the right thing to do for America and will make the (Private Fuel Storage) proposal for Utah obsolete. — Steve Creamer

Bay Bridge isn’t aware of any changes in the governor’s position on ship recycling in Oregon. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with him to discuss this essential industry and the most responsible and sustainable way to invest and do this work in Oregon. — Paul Vogel

Rinsing out tuna cans and tying up newspapers may make you feel virtuous, but recycling could be America’s most wasteful activity. — John Tierney

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and an earth not so apparently devoid of angels. — Jim Harrison

Over 80 percent of all construction waste was sent to a recycling facility instead of a landfill. — Gillan Taddune

Belmont’s has always been an environmentally-friendly business. This is a chance for a state-wide recycling program to become uniform and work together with other stores throughout the state. () — Brian McConnell

We have trebled recycling since 1997 but we need to do far more. We must start to see waste as a resource. — Ben Bradshaw

Most of the computers collected for recycling here in the US end up being shipped illegally to disassembly sites in China and India, — Ted Smith

I think we got a ways to go. I think everyone has a ways to go. I am familiar with the recycling programs at CSU and CU (University of Colorado- Boulder) and I think they both do a really good job, — Darrell Johnson

The government’s renewed focus on recycling and the DOE strategy of using new technologies for spent fuel will make the need for high level waste storage facilities like the proposed PFS site in Utah unnecessary. Energy Solutions looks forward to working with the government and industry to help provide the technology and expertise to help make recycling of spent fuel a reality in the United States. — Steve Creamer

I think looking towards clean energy alternatives as well as recycling is really important because it is neglected on this campus. I want students to be aware so that as they’re walking on campus they don’t just throw stuff away. — Connie Chung

One of the mums has made a large sign that reads ‘Kids On Road’, which is permanently affixed to her recycling bin and we wheel this on to the kerb outside one cul-de-sac entrance. However, all traffic in our area now knows our Friday ritual and slows or stop. — Donna Hill

You have to keep recycling yourself. — Chuck Palahniuk

What’s great about the gold recovery in the recycling of discarded computers is the fact that there is no guesswork on the amount of gold you actually have. If it takes 10 computers to recover an ounce of gold, and you want to recover 100 ounces, then you’ll need 1000 computers. — James Logan

I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction. — Armistead Maupin

There is a science to managing high tech businesses, and it needs to be respected. One of them is that in technology businesses, leadership is temporary. It’s constantly recycling. So the asset has limited lifetime. — Eric Schmidt

I think it brightens the spotlight on recycling as an issue in front of the General Assembly. It also recognizes that these things take time. — David Small

When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling. — Barbara Amiel

There’s no conviction for a sustained move but there’s just an ongoing rotation, … Everyone knows now that (interest) rates aren’t going to go up for awhile so it’s just a recycling of the same money. — Larry Rice

We must democratize access to health care, education, and housing. Without an agenda of economic security, democracy is just recycling poverty. — Jesse Jackson

We’re not doing as good a job recycling as we want to. — Chuck Reed

When I worked in Ames at the recycling center we had two containers – pop cans and two-liter bottles. Now we have seven different sizes in plastic, and they expect us to separate them all out. Do all of that on the same penny. — Mari VanderWal

We’re eager to have our readers be able to read the newspaper in 18 to 19 minutes. My wife calls it ‘Newspapers Without Guilt.’ I can read the newspaper, get through this newspaper before it goes on the recycling stack. — Michael Phelps

It’s great to put stuff in the recycling bin. That’s the first half. The second is to close the loop by creating a market for recycled paper. — Jennie Rylee

Right now we charge a fee to recycle them, but we weren’t charging a fee to landfill them. So we’re hoping by charging a fee for the land filling of those items, we will encourage more recycling of those items. — George Dreckmann

One area that the IOC might wish review is the issue of recycling of sporting infrastructure. Take bobsleigh for example. TOROC did a great job to try and mitigate its environmental impact. But the fact remains that constructing, operating and maintaining what is effectively a huge fridge in the mountains raises many fundamental questions of sustainability. — Klaus Toepfer

Just imagine something with three times the capacity and a much cleaner facility that will make recycling easier for everybody. — Jim Minor