3 Recycling Tips for Homeowners That Make a Big Impact
Think about it. You probably buy things like groceries, consumables, and newspapers on a daily basis and at one point, you have to get rid of them. The question you will want to ask yourself is “I’m I putting proper effort into recycling those food or beverage cans, plastic containers, papers, or junk mail in a way that is acceptable and impactful?”
You have the potential to make a huge difference in our environment, and today I’ll show you three ways to become an expert recycler at home.
1. Set Up A Recycling Center In Your Home
Rather than bundling all your trash together, leaving the local garage folks to come to collect and dump it at a landfill, you can set up a recycling center in your home. Get bins for different kinds of trash e.g. plastic, paper, food cans, metal, etc. Label them properly to make it easier for everyone to use them.
Remember to follow the recycling rules of your region (if any). Mostly, they are about what kind of trash and recycle bins/containers you should use and the ideal location to store them in your home.
When full, carry them to a recycling center near you, that is if the center doesn’t have an arrangement for picking up the bins. But before you do that, consider the container/bin’s weight and its contents and how you’ll transport it. It would be better if your containers have wheels. But in case they don’t, find a cart that can make it easier to move the bins around.
By opting for this option, you’ll be helping keep the environment clean not just for the moment but also for the upcoming generations.
2. The RRR Strategy Still Wins [Reduce, Reuse & Recycle]
You might have come across the famous 3Rs already. That we should cut back on the amount of trash we dumb, figure out creative ways to use the trash instead of tossing it away or use the trash to remake products that can be useful again.
Unfortunately, our landfills are not bottomless pits; they can only hold so much trash. If we keep making more trash, chances are there won’t be more room and who will continue to suffer? Definitely the environment and everyone in it.
Thus, it would be great if you solve the problem at the source. Simply make less waste, reuse your items as much as you can before replacing them, and where possible, give your trash new purpose.
It could be by packing your own lunch, opting for reusable containers rather than the disposable types, updating your computer rather than buying another one, donating items for refurbishing, and so on.
You’ll be reducing the need for landfills and most importantly, making your contribution towards making our environment clean.
3. Home improvement
Improving your home can turn out to be the greatest investment you’ll ever make. What’s even better is that you can do this in a way that helps to make a huge positive impact on the environment. How? You may ask.
Today, we have insulation that is made out of recycled materials, like glass and paper. There’s reclaimed wood. Even though there’s the urge to buy the popular, newest or shiniest, you can still achieve the same desired look and outcome by opting for the former.
Other tips include deconstructing your home rather than demolishing it, buying pre-owned or eco-friendly materials, refacing where you could have replaced, buying energy-efficient items in place of disposable ones e.g. rechargeable batteries, and so on.
In the end, you’ll not only be saving time and money but also the environment and at the same time uplifting your community and businesses that are out to make the world eco-friendlier.
That said, now is your turn to make another positive difference in the world right from your own home. As a real estate agent in Northern Virginia, I’ve seen a lot of homes make this transition successfully, especially with professional guidance and assistance. If not sure where to start, talk to an agent or expert recyclers in the area you want to deal with
Author Bio https://www.northernvirginiahomepro.com/
Darren Robertson is a top-producing licensed REALTOR® in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. Valuing service over sales, Darren is known by his clients for both his extensive local market knowledge, as well his patience and reliability as he helps them on their home buying and home selling journey.
Darren is a tech-forward agent who places a heavy emphasis on internet marketing and blogging in his business.