City’s Q for you: Does the recycling program need a catchy name?

That and other questions about the recycling/yard waste program are posed in a survey that Seattle Public Utilities hopes you will spend a moment taking. We just ran through it; a few possible slogans are offered, including Waste Not Seattle, Everyday Green, Recycling Matters, and Routine Green (or you can suggest your own). The survey starts here.

14 Replies to "City's Q for you: Does the recycling program need a catchy name?"

  • OP October 23, 2008 (12:05 pm)

    Yes, here’s my suggestion:

    Stop Wasting My Tax Dollars On Explorations Of Catchy Recycling Names.

  • old timer October 23, 2008 (12:34 pm)

    I wish they would stop playing with the garbage already.
    I’m not putting food waste into my yard wast container to attract rats, flies, and yellow jackets.
    Food waste is going to be wrapped and, put into the GARBAGE like always.
    Good grief, we have time and money for this crap while the homeless are chased from pillar to post.

  • CM October 23, 2008 (12:49 pm)

    I like it.

    Does anybody know why we have to sort our recycling when the Rabanco guys throw everything into the truck together?

  • owen October 23, 2008 (12:58 pm)

    Agreed. Keep it simple like with the other utilities. There’s a reason the sewer isn’t marketed as Seattle Public Utilities’ “Poop in a Tube!(TM)” program.

  • Mollis October 23, 2008 (1:00 pm)

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Love it, owen!

  • worms Roxanne, I'm afraid of worms. October 23, 2008 (1:02 pm)

    We should reprint the ballots to get an initiative to mandate an unfunded study and a hire team of slogan professionals who will study the possible slogans and report to the council on their findings. Before we do that we will obviously need to form a slogan professional selection committee to select said slogan professionals. This group will work in conjunction with the engagement selection committee that will be responsible for the selection of the contract engagement professionals that will execute the contract engagement between the city and the organization performing the slogan study.

  • WSB October 23, 2008 (1:49 pm)

    Worms, you ring too true; I’ve been in those kinds of meetings. One nice thing about running a microbusiness … despite the long hours, we don’t have to have committees considering the appointment of committees to review the rules governing committees. (Followed by the work of said committees being beautifully produced and printed, then sent on to someone’s desk, never to be implemented … until and unless you can call the RECYCLING BIN DISPOSAL! of said report “implementation” …)

  • WSB October 23, 2008 (1:55 pm)

    And to Owen’s point, by the way, take the survey (it’s pretty short) – you’ll see they’re also inquiring about perhaps just leaving these under one of the existing umbrella “brands” like Climate Action Now.

  • squareeyes October 23, 2008 (2:08 pm)

    I did the survey but there was no place for comments. If there were I had planned to say: Keep it simple and obvious, and don’t “waste” any money on it!

  • GenHillOne October 23, 2008 (2:12 pm)

    “say, WA!” anybody? silly

  • Forest October 23, 2008 (2:28 pm)

    Civilian Conservation Corps.

  • Al October 23, 2008 (2:59 pm)

    Yes, there is a place for comments. You can also select “none” if you don’t want to choose a slogan.

  • Mr. JT October 23, 2008 (3:15 pm)

    How about working MetroNatural in some how? There has to be plenty of promotional material laying around from that bellyflop.

  • Sue October 24, 2008 (8:49 am)

    I put my comments in the section where they asked if I had another idea for a slogan that wasn’t listed.

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