09/30/2010 08:36 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

7 Clever And Innovative Ways To Get People To Recycle (PHOTOS)

There are so many reasons to recycle: it keeps waste out of the landfill, it lessens the need for virgin plastic, metal, and paper materials, it costs the city less to take care of, and it just makes us feel good.

Unfortunately, not everyone has seen the light. We've chosen some innovative and clever programs that's trying to change this, and encourage people to recycle everything from shoes to chewing gum.

Do you have any of these programs in your own neighborhood? What do you think?

Clever Recycling Schemes