Having a method of organization for your household waste can ensure that you stay on top of it, allowing you to save a lot of time and energy in the process. Even more, careful planning can result in savings and minimize your impact on the environment.
In this article, we’re taking a look at how you can best sort your waste!
Sorting Household Waste More Efficiently:
- Sort Recyclables.
If your particular city enforces residents to sort their recyclables before recycling day, you can purchase multiple containers for each type of material (paper, plastic, and glass, for example). Store them in a convenient location (like under your sink) so you can sort these materials as you go. That way come garbage day, the grunt work will have already been done.
- Sort Accepted and Unaccepted Recyclables.
Consider having two separate bins: one for storing blue bin approved items that can be recycled weekly and a separate bin for those that are not accepted.
- Place Harmful Consumables in Airtight Boxes.
Place harmful consumables, such as batteries, ink cartridges, medications and light bulbs in airtight boxes and take them to your nearest recycling center.
This is one of the easiest ways to recycle household waste. Use your compost to fertilize your garden beds.
Reducing Your Waste:
- Go Paperless.
Choose to pay bills online and opt to receive newspapers and other subscriptions via e-mail.
- Purchase Food with Less Packaging.
Avoid purchasing consumables that come in boxes wrapped in plastic with individually wrapped servings inside, including microwaveable meals. Instead, consider buying food in bulk – rice, cereals and spices are all great candidates. Simply store in airtight containers at home. Also, take advantage of farmers markets – they generally use little, if any, plastic, and purchase milk in containers that can be returned.
- Don’t Buy Bottled Water.
Unless your tap water isn’t safe to drink, avoid bottled water! It results in a lot of plastic waste which can be avoided by simply filtering your water from the tap.
- Use Reusable Bags Instead of Plastic Bags.
Plan ahead and store several reusable bags in your purse or trunk of your car, minimizing the amount of plastic you bring into your home. Remember that usable bags aren’t limited to grocery shopping.
Don’t limit yourself to only sorting your waste. In fact, clearing out any excess junk or trash that may be hiding in your basement or garage is a great way to make yourself feel much more productive and energized. Consider renting a dumpster removal bin to tackle the task in one swift move as they are affordable and convenient. Contact us at Junk It! today for more information!