Taking care of the planet is everyone’s responsibility. With more people being aware of how their purchases impact the environment, many people are looking for ways that they can reduce, reuse, and recycle their items. Here at Best Disposal Inc., we are here to assist you in the best ways to dispose of items in your own home or business with our recycling options. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to being more eco-conscious.
- Understand what can (and can’t) be recycled. Many cities have their own regulations as to what can and cannot be recycled. Educate yourself by calling your local recycling center and posting helpful notes over your recycling bins for easy recycling.
- Be mindful of new purchases. Before you make a purchase, consider what you are buying and the packaging it is in. Sometimes a simple switch at the store is the best defense against needless waste.
- Utilize existing items in creative ways. Many items can be “recycled” without going to the recycling center. Think about utilizing existing furniture in a different way, making reusable bags out of those old t-shirts, cleaning glass containers for dry goods storage- the list goes on!
- Don’t put recyclable items in bags. Plastic bags of any kind (grocery bags, bread bags, produce bags, etc.) get tangled in the recycling line. If you bag your recyclables, then the whole bag ends up being thrown out. Recycle these bags at many local grocery stores.
- Make recycling easy with organized bins. If your recycling needs to be sorted beforehand, make it easy with clearly labeled and accessible bins. Easy recycling is far more likely to be completed.
- Don’t feel overwhelmed. When it comes to recycling, many people can feel overwhelmed by keeping track of all the details. Start with the basics, such as glass or paper, and work your way up from there. Anything is better than nothing!
- Think outside the box as to what can be recycled. We often think of recycling as paper or plastic options, but many other items can be recycled quite successfully. We are able to help with recycling cardboard, yard waste, plastic, wood, and metal.
- Buy products that are made with recycled materials. When making new purchases, look for products that are made with recycled materials. This helps to ensure recycled plastics, paper and other products have a market and will continue being made.
We hope that this information on recycling has been helpful and informative. Be sure to put these tips to use in your own home and community!