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Many people won’t recycle because they perceive it to be too much of a hassle. If you live in a community that doesn’t provide you with a recycling box or barrel, then it’s easy to just blame it on the local government and throw all of your recyclable goods away. With a small investment and a little organizing, anyone can do it. Here are a few tips for going green with your trash.
What Can Be Recycled?
Just about anything besides some food waste can be recycled. However, you may live in a community that’s limited in what it can receive, so start with the basics. You can recycle your non-animal food waste with a compost pile or barrel, and you can recycle aluminum cans, glass, and numbers 1 and 2 plastic. Most recycle centers will take cardboard, paper and old metal, too. That’s quite a variety!
How Do You Organize and Store This Stuff?
For each product you chose to recycle, buy yourself a large plastic trash can. Even a tall kitchen can will do. As you dispose of each type of product, throw it in its respective can. When you’re ready to take everything to the recycling center, it’s as easy as picking up your cans and putting them in the car. Keep the compost barrel away from the house. As you fill it, turn it occasionally. When you plant that spring garden, you’ll have a rich, natural fertilizer.
By recycling, your county makes money and the cost of trash pick up is reduced. You save the environment and your tax dollar.