County waste department to award prizes through Zero Waste Hero social media campaign

Zero Waste Hero is a month-long social media campaign geared toward helping Riverside County residents learn about waste reduction or improve their current waste reduction efforts through fun, educational challenges. Participants will be entered into a weekly drawing.

This campaign, launching in January 2023, is meant to increase awareness of proper recycling and methods a family can implement at home to reduce waste.

This virtual experience will challenge residents to become more active in reducing waste, recycling more, and becoming less wasteful consumers. Residents will have the opportunity to complete challenges on Instagram and Facebook to earn entry into a drawing for eco-friendly prizes. This is a free virtual program. Registration is not required.

Zero Waste Hero challenges will focus on a different part of the home each week, such as the kitchen, bathroom, office, bedroom, garage, and yard. The week’s theme and the prize will be announced each Sunday. Monday through Friday will be composed of simple, daily challenges. The drawing closes on Friday at noon. On Saturdays, the winner will be announced for the week.

The winner will be chosen through a virtual drawing Participants can enter by completing the challenges for the week. The more active the participant is, the more entries they will earn for the prize drawings. 

At the end of the month, a drawing with all participants will be conducted for the grand prize, a GeoBin or vermicomposting bin, and a kitchen countertop bin. While anyone can participate, prizes will only be awarded to Riverside County residents.

For more information, visit the Zero Waste Hero webpage at To contact a recycling specialist, call 951-486-3200.


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