Having a well organized recycling station is key for doing your part for the environment.
If your hostel is located in Brazil, we are aware that the municipal systems does not always offer pickup for recycled materials. However, we have experienced at some hostels that it is possible to take this problem in to your own hands. By hiring private companies, hostels such as Hostel 7 Goiânia, Caminhos da Chapada in Palmeiras and HI Hostel Marina dos Anjos in Arraial do Cabo have found a great solution to this problem. So before giving up, be sure to check the options for private pickups in your city or town, as they are rarely expensive to partner up with.
Examples: Camonhos da Chapada in Palmeiras, Hostel Chapada in Lençóis, Hostel 7 Goiania