Environmentally Friendly

One great way to keep your home clean, help the environment and save money on your monthly budget is to start recycling. If you are like me, you have definitely started to notice more and more families are putting their recycling bins outside on trash day. Thinking back, I seldom can remember seeing these green and blue bins on the sidewalk, but now they are second nature to see, which is awesome. Participating in the recycling programs in your community helps the environment by:

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and combustion facilities
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
  • Helps sustain the environment for future generations

Budget Friendly

Additionally to helping the environment, it keeps the waste down within your own home as well. When you recycle all of those approved items that normally would go into your garbage bags, that is reducing the amount of trash bags needed every week. If your town or city is like ours, we have to purchase special trash bags to be used and they cost a pretty penny! Recycling reduces the amount of trash bags needed weekly, which ultimately saves your household budget hundreds of dollars annually.

Some common items that are approved to recycle are:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cereal boxes
  • Books/Magazines
  • Egg cartons
  • Glass containers
  • Laundry detergent bottles
  • Motor oil
  • Newspapers
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags

Keeping your recycling bin close to your trash basket can help household members get used the the routine of recycling. If you are unsure if a product is recyclable, just turn the product upside down to see if that items has a recyclable friendly logo. They normally look like this:

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