#10 Learn To Recycle Or Compost At Home

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Compost or Recycle at Home

Learn To Recycle Or Compost At Home:

Learn to recycle or compost at home. There are a variety of ways you can go about this but pick something that will work well with you and your child related to recycling or composting.   Recycling may be something your family isn’t involved in at all. So this would be the beginning, or if your family is already involved in this type of activity, you can identify something that allows you to be more involved.

WMTDS (What Makes This Date Special):

This date can be unique no matter what age your child is. Also, this is one of the ways that you can spend time with your child that will continue for years and years, unlike most dates that begin and end on the same day. With this, you can start something that you and your child will be involved in an ongoing fashion. In addition to that, this date is special because it allows the two of you to help your community and the earth.     

Teachable Moments:

Helping the community and earth – During this date, you can teach your child the positive impact that recycling and composting has on your city and planet. 

Educate your child (and maybe yourself) – If you aren’t already familiar with the damage trash and waste does to the Earth, you can take some time before your date or at the beginning to research and read about the problems caused by our waste.

Value of work – It is always a great parenting moment when you can teach your child the importance and benefits of work. With this date idea, they will be able to see the fruits of their labor not just for this date but for the future as well if you continue to recycle or compost at home.


Try composting. You may already recycle at home, but you’ve never tried composting. If so, give it a try even if just for this date.

Upcycle or repurpose unwanted items at home. Rather than throw items away that you no longer use, find things around your house that you can repurpose the items.

Take on a recycling project outside of your house – If you are already involved in recycling at home, find a project in your community where you can help common areas with trash or recycling needs.

Teach a class or reach out to businesses to encourage recycling or composting in your community.

Start a social media or YouTube channel to encourage and educate others on the importance and how-tos of recycling and composting.

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The expense of this date depends on what you want to do and your budget. You can find several different ways for this to be a free or very inexpensive date. At the same time, if your budget allows, there are a lot of helpful tools and resources you can purchase for recycling or composting at home.


This date should require some preparation. If you don’t know anything about the subject, spend some time before or during your date where you learn about the need to recycle or compost. After or if you are already familiar with the issues, talk through and plan out what you want to do before your date so that you can spend the majority of your time together working on the actual set-up of it all. 

Materials Needed:

You may want to purchase (in advance) some recycle or composting items that will allow you to be prepared on the day of your time together.

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Reference Websites:

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For a list of other ideas on how to spend one-on-one time with your child, see the full list here.

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