recycling tips to use around the house

Recycling Tips to Use Around the House

With millions of tons of trash thrown away each year, any effort that you can make to recycle your waste can help you reduce your impact on the environment and keep trash out of landfills. Here are easy recycling tips that you can use around your home:

Set Up a Recycling Center

If you create a space where you can easily put your recyclables, it gives you more motivation to consistently recycle. Whether you use a bag or a box, designating a specific area for the items that you plan to recycle gives you a way to organize your trash and your recyclables. If you do not have a company that comes to your home to pick up your recycling, you should schedule some time to take a trip to the recycling center.

Recycle Paper and Plastic

You can bring magazines, phone books, envelopes, computer paper, letters, and packaging to the recycling center. If you have plastic-lined paper drink cartons and corrugated cardboard, you can recycle them. Keep newspapers in a separate pile so they can go straight to the newsprint recycling. You should definitely recycle plastic because it will not break down in a landfill.

Bring Electronic Goods in for Recycling

Although you cannot send electronic goods to the recycling center, you can recycle them so someone else can get use out of them. Bring a used computer to a local school, for example, or send a cell phone to programs like Mail in Mobile or Cell for Cash. You can even post an ad online to get rid of your electronic goods without sending them to the landfill.

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