Are you in charge of this year's family reunion? If so, you probably have mixed feelings about this responsibility. Planning things like visits to historic sights, picnics, and delicious meals is the fun part. Cleaning up after the family reunion is over is another matter. From organizing committees to arranging for trash and other waste, here are some ideas that might help.
Set Clear Expectations - Whether you are having your family reunion at a location like a campsite, a home, or at a lake house, lots of people equals lots of trash. Even before the reunion takes place, send out written expectations and rules on handling trash. Let everybody know that you will be making arrangements to have trash receptacles delivered to the place of your reunion, but that there will also be smaller trash and recycling bins located at strategic places on your reunion grounds.
Make Arrangements For Waste Management - Before your family reunion takes place, make arrangements with a local company that handles trash and other waste management. Give exact time and date of when your reunion will begin and when it will end. Specify how many people are expected so that the professionals can give you an estimate of how many receptacles you'll need. The company will bring clean receptacles which will be set up for you. At the end of the reunion, the receptacles will be picked up, cleaned and made ready for the next time they are needed. That should make your clean-up job much easier.
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