How to start a community recycling program in 19 steps!

1. Place a 20-foot shipping container in an on-street parking spot in your neighborhood. Most cities have a permitting process to place storage containers on the street. In Portland, Ore., it’s $10 per 20 feet per week, or roughly $40 a month. There is often no set time limit for how long you can keep your container there, as long as none of your neighbors complain.
2. Turn the shipping container it into a Precious Plastic recycling center, following the open-source plans available for free at

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