Victor Garcia Posted over 1 year ago Can we reward communities, businesses, etc for properly disposing and recycling? I believe that making recycling a priority is very important. One way to increase the amount people recycle is by having incentives. In California, you can recycle your aluminum cans for five cents which encourages people to recycle more. Another good way to get people to properly dispose of their trash is has more specific dumping locations. It is common to see people who have only one trash can which they dump everything into. If we can make it so that separating your trash is very easy then you would not need a reward/incentive as much. Lastly, it all comes down to education. Once everyone understands how damaging trash can be to our planet and community then recycling can become a norm in our society.