Green is the way to go. Here are some inexpensive ideas I’ve compiled to help out.
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While you can always use the trash bin to get rid of waste, starting a compost bin is a greener way to dispose of your garbage. This bin is specifically reserved for food waste and scraps that are biodegradable, which includes used tea bags. Once the bin is full, you can empty it into a garden compost. If you don’t have a garden of your own, see if any of your neighbors do who would like some extra compost to help their plants thrive. You might be repaid for your kindness in the form of fresh fruits, vegetables or plants.
You’re more than likely already aware of the many benefits of recycling, but they most certainly bear repeating. One thing of which you might not be aware is the fact that more than 70 percent of all waste can be recycled, which includes the food waste mentioned in the compost above. Specific waste products that can be recycled include paper, plastic, batteries, electronics and even pesticides. Depending on where you live, there might already be a recycling program in place. If there isn’t, see what steps need to be taken to start one.
If you don’t like the idea of having to wait around for your compost to break down, consider starting a worm bin instead. This particular method of getting rid of garbage works much like a standard compost bin, but worms eat the waste and break it all down faster. Building your bin is easy, and getting red worms is just as simple. Just make sure your worm bin remains between 55 and 77 degrees for the best results.
Waste items like plastic and paper bags can be reused for a variety of purposes, such as storage and bags for small garbage cans scattered through your house. If you already have more plastic bags than you know what to do with, buy reusable grocery bags instead. Besides recycling, you can also reuse plastic water bottles.
Don’t have a garden or know of anyone who could use compost? Using a garbage disposal for food scraps is your next best option. Installing a garbage disposal under your kitchen sink is easy to do on your own or have a professional do for you. Once your disposal is installed, make sure you know what you can and can’t put down the disposal as well as how to take care of it. A few solid tips can keep your disposal up and running for years to come, and they can also help prevent an unnecessary breakdown.
Some food waste can be fed to farm animals like cows, pigs and goats. Just make sure you do your research on what your animals can eat and what they’re better off not having. One thing to bear in mind with this particular piece of advice is the fact that food waste isn’t rich in nutrients, which means this method of disposing of garbage should act as a supplement to a regular diet.
Know Which Trash Is Best
You might not yet realize it, but trash disposal starts before you get to the checkout aisle. What this means is you want to look for products made with recycled materials that can be recycled yet again as well as products made with a minimum of packaging. Not only will such products take up less space in your garbage bin, they also help you in your quest to be more environmentally friendly.
Purchase Recycled Trash Bags
If you really want to go as green as possible, buy recycled trash bags. This is a great suggestion if you live in an area that doesn’t recycle. While you might not be able to participate in the program, you can at least feel like you’re doing your part to help the environment by using trash bags made from materials donated by those who do recycle.
Consider Bulk Waste Removal
When renovating a home or completing any other project that involves bulk waste removal, think about renting a dumpster from a company that offers trash recycling. Another option is to consider clean load sorting, which means you only put items made from the same material in the dumpster rather than mixing and matching items and materials.
Take care everyone! Go Green! If you can’t seem to make the time to do it yourself hire an eco-friendly cleaning service! I would suggest Think Maids Cleaning Services. They are wonderful and professional!