Tips For Improving Your Recycling

If you have to pay for trash service by the bag, there's a good chance that you really want to try to reduce the amount of waste that you produce. One excellent way to do this is to increase the amount of recycling that you do. Here are some tips for improving your recycling so that it's easier and becomes a bigger percentage of your overall waste.

1. Compost

One way to reduce the amount of waste that you're producing is to increase the amount of material that you are composting. You can have a plastic tub that you keep indoors to put all of your green waste into, meaning any vegetable matter that you have left over. If you have hotter compost piles, you can even recycle newspaper and cardboard. When you're done cooking for the day, take your plastic tub to an outdoor compost bin and dump it. This has the advantage of allowing you to remove the stinkier trash that you might get rid of from the kitchen. It will also result in you not filling up your kitchen trash bin as quickly, allowing you to reduce the amount of money that you potentially pay for dumpster services

2. Don't Toss Electronics

Take a few extra minutes and go online before you throw away any batteries, cell phones, or other electronics. There are many different organizations that will be more than happy to take your phone or computer and make sure that it is recycled appropriately or given to someone else that could use it. 

3. Keep Your Eye Out for Products That Come in Recyclable Packages

Make sure that you keep your eye out for products that specifically come in recyclable packages, rather than buying items that cannot be recycled. This will allow you to pay more attention to what you are going to have to dispose in the trash versus what you will be able to recycle. 

4. Don't Put Useable Goods in the Trash

Before you toss something out, ask yourself if someone else would like to use it. You might want to throw out boxes of macaroni and cheese that are still good because no one in your house eats it any more. Donate it to a food pantry. Your kids might have outgrown their shoes. Pass those shoes down to neighbors, friends, or family. Don't let anything go into the trash in your house. Send it to the community and let them put it in the trash if need be.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in dumpster services.