Waste is a part of life, whether it is from your yard care, cleaning out your home and garage, or regular everyday living habits. There are many smart options for handling waste and making it environmentally friendly in the way you keep your property clean. Here are some recommendations to help you manage your household waste with green waste management.
Increase Your Recycling
One of the best ways to reduce the amount of trash your household creates is to recycle a majority of it. Recycling your household waste reduces the actual amount that ends up going to the landfill, and those recycled materials have a chance to get reused and repurposed into new products and packages.
Some areas will provide a recycling program that they will collect regularly from your home's curb, but other areas may not have recycling that is as readily available. These may require you to bring your recycling waste to them for handling. But either way, you can help your local environment and reuse recyclable items by taking that extra step to make sure it happens. If you are not sure if recycling is in your area, contact your local waste management service to verify its availability.
Manage Yard Waste
The waste that is produced in your yard is almost always compostable within your yard, especially when you have access to the knowledge and the ability to reuse materials. If you mow your lawn, for example, let the lawn clippings fall back into the lawn for a free lawn fertilizer with the right nutrients your lawn needs.
You can also compost kitchen scraps along with leaves, shredded newspaper, and pine straw, to name a few. These layers combined together will break down over time to give you nutrient-rich compost that you can use around your yard's vegetation.
Arrange For Alternate Waste Options
In addition to waste that you can leave at the curb, waste you can recycle, and yard waste that you can compost, be sure you take care of the other types of waste that don't fit into one of these categories. This includes electronics and hazardous materials, such as televisions, large appliances, computers, paint, and vehicle oils. These types of items should not be taken to the regular landfill or left on your curb for recycling.
Contact your local waste management service and inquire if there is a bulk pick-up day scheduled on which you can leave larger items curbside; but find out whether they will take hazardous items and those containing coolant, such as a fridge. You can also look at recycling for paint and vehicle oils, which is available with various specializing businesses. However, you can also take your used vehicle oil to some auto parts stores for recycling through their deposit service.
For more information, reach out to a waste management solutions company.