Drove By A Landfill And Shocked At The Size? 2 Tips To Recycle Your Things

Posted on: 17 April 2019

Approximately 782,000 tons of garbage is thrown away each day. This equals out to around 254 millions tons of garbage each year. Much of this garbage finds its way into one of the many landfills in the United States. Fortunately, you can do your part by recycling instead of throwing all your garbage away. Below are two tips on how you can do this.

Set up Recycling at Home

First, you need to determine where you want to put the recycling center in your home. Because most garbage comes from the kitchen, this is the perfect room to set up your center. If your kitchen is large enough, you can set up your recycling station in one area. If your kitchen is small, you can clean out some cabinets to allow you to fit kitchen garbage cans into. If you have a garage that is attached to your home, this would be an option for you. Also, if you have a laundry room attached to your kitchen, you could put the recycling station there.

Next, you need to purchase recycling bins. You can find many of these online in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. Label each bin for what you want to put in them. For example, paper or cardboard, plastic, metal, cartons, and glass must be separated so you need a recycling bin for each of these. You can also find bins that have separate compartments.  What you set up depends on what your family uses. For example, if your family drinks a lot of bottled water you will need a larger recycling bin for plastic bottles. If you shop online on a regular basis, you need a larger recycling bin for cardboard or paper.

What to Do With Recyclable Items

Once your bins become full, you need to take them to a recycling center. You can find places in your area that have marked bins to place your items into. These bins will be clearly marked by what you can put into them.

There are also many drop off recycling services available. This is the most convenient way for you to take care of the things you have spent time recycling. How this works will depend on the drop off center you choose. In some cases, they will help you unload your vehicle and place the items into the right bins. In other cases, you will have to do this on your own as you will with other recycling bins you find in y our town.

Do your research online to learn much more about recycling. Even though you are only one family you can do your part in preventing landfills from getting lager.