We have compiled a list of some recycling apps and games that may help remind you to recycle! Some of these apps have a small cost, but most of them are free. We are impressed to see that there are many more recycling apps available than there was when we wrote about Free Recycling Apps a few years ago. There are also a handful of new recycling games for preschoolers and older kids, that are fun but also teach kids about the fundamentals of recycling and protecting our environment.
Recycling Apps to Help Make Recycling Easy
1800Recycling.com by Electronic Recyclers International – FREE
This 1800Recycling App is designed to help you recycle anything quickly. You can choose from common recyclable materials or search, then find recyclers near you. The app has 150,000 locations in the database to help find a recycling center near you.
iRecycle is the top-rated recycling app that we have ran across. It is useful for finding local recycling opportunities when you are at home, or on the go. They provide access to more then 1.6 million ways to recycle over 350 materials in the U.S – WOW!
RecycleNation by Electronic Recyclers International – FREE
This location-based app is designed to increase recycling rates nationwide by making recycling easier. Users can use RecycleNation to search for local recycling locations, find places to mail in items for recycling and even track their environmental impact!
Check to see if your local Recycling Center has a Recycling App
Does your local city or county government have their own recycling app? Some recycling centers have created their own recycling app to help people in their local area know what is recyclable and to help make it easy. Check out what Intellibins NYC, Forth Worth Garbage and Recycling, and Denver Trash and Recycling are doing.
Recycling Games to Make Recycling Fun & Teachable for Kids
Recycling Truck by Good Glue – .99
Kids ages 5 and under will follow alongside a Recycling Truck on recycling day with this interactive game! The players can help the driver pick up recycling cans and then they bring everything back to the recycling center to sort the materials by paper, glass, plastic, or metal.
Gro Recycling is another preschool kids game about recycling that is fun, but also a great way for kids and parents to learn about recycling and taking care of our planet’s resources. Kids feed the recycling bins their garbage to find out which characters like which recyclables. Then trash is made into new products that the players sorted with the recycling machines
Garbage Truck Recycling Simulation by Tapinator, Inc. – NO LONGER FREE APP, BUT FUN!
This Garbage Truck Recycling Simulator lets the player be the driver of a huge recycling truck with controls and a realistic city environment! Kids who have dreamed of being a garbage hauler and driving a big truck will love cleaning up their city and going green! After picking up all the garbage and recyclables on the trash collection missions, the truck drivers bring the materials to the recycling plant.
At Harmony Enterprises, Inc., we don’t sell or make recycling apps or games, but we do like to make recycling easy. We manufacture balers, compactors and other recycling and waste management equipment to help businesses, schools, and other organizations around the globe to manage their recyclables and reduce their waste. We are passionate about making the earth a cleaner, greener, sustainable place for our future generations. If you have any interest in learning more about our recycling and waste management equipment, please contact us at (507) 886-6666 or fill out this simple form.
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