This challenge encourages reusing and upcycling to promote idea-sharing and participation in community projects with the end goal of zero-waste. Participants will showcase their creativity and commitment to healthy, safe environments.


Robot kit or Highlights Book of Things to Do + Highlights Magazine subscription
1st prize winner chooses their prize and the 2nd winner gets the remaining prize


Anyone living in Larimer County. Larimer County employees are not eligible to accept prizes and can donate their prize to another Larimer County resident if they win.

How to play:

ACTIVITY 1: MAKE SOMETHING - Reuse or upcycle materials to make something. Take a pic of it and send in your photo.

ACTIVITY 2: RIDDLE ME THIS - Unscramble letters to see the riddles. Send in your answers. 

ACTIVITY 3: FRAME YOURSELF - Take 2 pictures of ways you help the environment. Send in your photos (2).

Get started:

Open the Reuse Challenge Guide

Click to enter:

How to win:

The player with the most points wins first prize and the player with the second highest number of points wins second prize. In the event of a tie, photos of the players' reuse/upcycle photos will be shown to Larimer County Solid Waste employees anonymously to determine the winner based on creativity and execution.

Activity 1 - 1 point for photo submission of finished product
Activity 2 - 1 point for each correct answer
Activity 3 - 1 point for each photo depicting an environmentally-friendly action
Bonus points - 1 point for each additional task/photo, 2 points for a riddle, poem or joke

Start date:

April 5, 2021

End date:

May 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. MT

Winners announced:

May 19, 2021