Recycle – How to reduce the waste you throw away.

chalk board sign that says reduce, reuse, recycleHave you ever seen the movie Wall-e? If so, you know that a world piled sky high in trash is much less beautiful than the one we live in today. As humans, we have a job to do our best to keep our world clean and healthy. And we can all do our parts, even if it’s the littlest thing, like changing how much junk mail you receive, to composting left over fruits and vegetables.

Here are some ways to reduce your waste.

1. Reusable containers.

Packing a lunch is something everyone does eventually, using throw away bags and containers will be much more expensive than using reusable – washable containers from home. Individually wrapped items, such a jello, ketchup packets and Kool-Aid drinks, normally will be thrown in the dumpster instead of recycling.

2. Give away your unwanted items!

You have to admit, there are a few things laying around your household that are no longer used, maybe that old TV in the addict or even that leather jacket you’ve grown out of. Instead of throwing them away, consider giving them to a donation center, such as goodwill. If you have more than just a few things, you might want to rent a dumpster to haul it out.

3. Compost!

Did you know that 10% of the average household trash, is left over food and yard waste? All this can be composted into new life, such as tomatoes, cucumbers and other fruits/vegetables. If you really want to start reducing your waste, you should start your own garden!

4. Stop getting junk mail!

I’m not sure you’re prepared for this. But the average American receives 30 pounds of junk mail per year. Crazy right? Here are some tips for getting rid of that pesky junk mail.
You can unsubscribe from mailing lists.

You can sign up for electronic versions of catalogs and magazines. You can also sign up for paperless billing with service providers.

5. Buy in Bulk

Buying in bulk definitely saves you money. It also dramatically reduces the amount of packaging you have to brought home, which accounts for about 30% of the waste thrown away each week. Recycle and buy smart and call R & R Container for your hauling services.