[Adorable] NYC Recycles Beaniebin freebie giveaway (for NYC residents only)

Offer expires while supplies last or until August 31st, 2012.

NYC recycle beanies from NYC BWPRR

In a mission to do some outreach and spread the word to the benefits of recycling, New York City’s Sanitation Department’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling is giving away free 4″ beanies of their recycling can icons, Blue Bin and Green Bin where Blue represents bottle/plastic recycling and Green represents Paper recycling to spur the practice of.

To get your own beanies (for NYC residents only), simply follow these instructions:

  • Follow them via any one of their social media accounts (any one would do):
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/nycrecycles
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/nycrecycles
    Flickr: www.flickr.com/nycrecycles
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/nycrecyclesmore
  • Go to their contact form here, fill out the appropriate fields
  • Where there’s a text field at the bottom of the form, copy and paste this message:
    “I am a fan of NYCrecycles! Please send my recycling beanie bins to the address listed above. My twitter handle is @[insert your twitter info] and/or my Facebook name is [insert your Facebook info].” (replace with appropriate handles)

They say delivery will be from 4-6 weeks but overall it took me approximately a week to get it. It arrived today via FedEx Ground (NYC’s either allocated a bit of money for FedEx deliveries or they get a good discount for all the business they give the company. Either or, I loved the quick delivery). It was packed quite safely, outside a bubble envelope and inside, a sturdy hard box.

Unboxing it, you get the two individual beanies sealed in plastic along with some recycling information. The beanies are adorable, looks to be made of vinyl and hard vinyl eyes. I was going to open them and display it, but the demon dog at home was eying them hungrily so I held off. They are a good reminder for young children (I assume that’s who they are trying to target these little toys to) to start learning how to recycle at their early age. It’s never too early to learn some good practices and habits!

Green Bin & Blue Bin front

Green Bin, Blue Bin back

Assortment of recycling information fliers (love the QR codes btw)

Decal of recyclable (and non) items.

Get them while they still got them!

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