Disney makes it fun to throw away trash by placing adorable, iconic trash cans all over their popular theme parks. Guests respond perfectly, throwing their trash away with delight. However, many other business and restaurant owners often struggle to get people to throw their trash away properly. In this article, we'll take a look at what makes Disney so successful.
Try following these tips based on Disney's strategies. They are sure to encourage people to throw trash away at your business, too!
Disney Tips To Make Using Trash Cans Convenient, Fun, And Memorable
Make It Convenient
According to Disney Legend, Uncle Walt purchased a hot dog in Disneyland one day and ate it while walking. Finishing the hot dog after walking about 30 steps, Disney said, “There needs to be a trash can here.” This is how the 30-step rule for trash cans in Disney parks was instituted. So, at every Disney theme park, you will find garbage cans conveniently placed every 30 steps, encouraging guests to throw away their trash!
Consider incorporating this strategy of placing a trash can at every convenient location. It will surely help reduce unwanted waste on the floor or anywhere else around your business.
Match It To A Theme Or Decor
Disney parks are divided into separate, charming areas, each uniquely designed around a specific theme. Every element in each area revolves around its theme, the rides, the costumes, the landscaping, and even the trash cans. This strategy builds an appealing and memorable environment in which every element becomes an icon for its theme—including the trash cans!
A great deal of thought and care goes into choosing just the right colors and decor for a business. These choices effectively determine the theme of your building, office, store, or restaurant. Choosing trash cans to match your decor is easy! This will draw attention to them and make people want to use them.
Make It Fun
Not only are Disney trash cans conveniently placed, but they also stand out, demanding attention so you know where they are. Their trash cans are painted with bright, fun colors so they are never hidden and never subtle. Disney trash cans are everywhere, standing happily out in the open and drawing interest. Plus they are fun, so guests are always delighted to throw their trash away in such inventive trash cans!
Ask For Trash
Disney trash cans are clearly marked with "Waste Please," encouraging guests to respond, "Yes, I do want to throw this trash away!" Asking nicely for what you want is always a great strategy for helping people to respond positively. It also helps guests to spot the trash cans easily, no matter what color they are.
Put Recycling Next To Trash
Now appearing all over Disney parks, fun and theme-painted recycling bins are located right next to the trash cans. Putting recycling bins next to trash cans helps build recycling awareness. This makes people more mindful of protecting the environment and also helps make it an easy decision to separate recyclable items from other garbage.
Make It A Great Experience
Disney also makes throwing trash away an unforgettable event. Imagine the enchanting experience of tossing your trash into Push the Talking Trash Can! Age becomes inconsequential under the influence of Disney's magic. People of all ages love to interact with this whimsical "character," constantly bringing their trash to him!
You may be able to incorporate this fun idea into your company's trash can strategy, too. An electronic screen mounted nearby could offer motivational messages. Or, think of the fun your employees or customers might have if a motion detector activates an electronic voice saying, "Feed me more. I'm hungry!"
Spread Brand Awareness
Every Disney theme park has its own unique logo, helping to promote brand awareness and guest loyalty. In fact, these famous logos have become iconic in the minds of Disney's guests. Logos are a critical aspect of business marketing, anchoring a company's brand to its target market. Even while throwing away your trash, Disney never lets you forget where you are.
(Source: Magical Trash)
Put Trash Cans To Work For Your Business
Getting trash cans with your company's custom brand logo is easy. A company or brand logo can contribute to the success of your business. It's the "face" of your company, inviting customers to identify with your brand. As they grow to like and trust your brand, customers will respond positively to your logo, helping to build loyalty and promote increased sales. Put your trash cans to work for you, promoting cleanliness and brand awareness for your company all at the same time.
Matching your custom brand logo with the perfect trash can is also simple. With a wide variety of beautiful styles, colors, and finishes, we have a lot of great trash cans to choose from, ready to enhance the environment of any establishment!
Help Promote Cleanliness
Following Disney's strategies is sure to be successful for keeping the trash under control in all types of environments. Indoors and outdoors, you can help promote cleanliness by placing bright, beautiful trash cans all around buildings, offices, and restaurants. Encouraging people to throw away their trash is easy if you make it convenient, fun, and memorable!