a guide to managing household waste

A Guide to Managing Household Waste

Even the smallest homes can create huge amounts of waste. With a little bit of effort, however, you can find a better way to manage this waste and reduce the amount of trash you send to a landfill. Use the following tips to find the right way to manage this waste before it overtakes your house.

Recycle When You Can

You can do a lot to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill each year. Instead of throwing away materials like glass, paper, plastic, and metal, you should recycle them. If a recycling company does not come to your home, you can make a few trips a month to a recycling center to safely dispose of these materials so they can be used again.

Compost Yard Materials

Too many people throw organic waste into the regular trash. If you have food scraps, yard trimmings, and wood, you can find a way to compost it so it can serve as a natural fertilizer that helps new plants grow. Compositing helps you decrease the amount of waste that you send to the landfill.

Make an Effort to Reduce Waste

With a little bit of effort, you can significantly reduce the amount of waste that you produce in your home. Instead of taking plastic bags from the grocery store, you should bring reusable cloth bags. Try to buy food with the least amount of packaging and only buy what you need. Buy a water filter so you do not have to use plastic bottles. Make an effort to reduce the amount of paper that you use.

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