Home Maintenance, Home Organization

Going Green: Recycling


That recycling is good for the environment is not new information. From grade school on the chant of, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!” has (hopefully) been familiar to us all. The real challenge to making reclining successful in your home is setting up a good system. Here are some useful steps to setting up a recycling system that will work in your home.

1: Get a recycling bin and arrange for pick-up service. No matter how diligent you are about sorting and collecting recyclable items, you won’t get far if you don’t find out how to arrange for recycling services. In some cities this is easier than others, but you should be able to find the information on your city’s website.

2: Make a list of what you can and cannot recycle. Again, recycling services will vary from city to city. You’ll want to do a little research and find out what all you can and cannot recycle. Oftentimes there helpful diagrams that you can tape up by where you collect your recycling.

3: Make it easy on yourself! Try to put your recycling bin near where you put your trash already. It will make it easier when you don’t have to go to two places in your kitchen or garage to sort out recyclable items from trash.

4: Got kids? Sorting recycling is a great chore! Sorting and taking out recycling is a great chore for children to teach them about responsibility– for your home and the Earth!

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