Help The Environment & Get Rid Of Your Trash Properly

Posted on: 20 February 2015

You might not have thought about it before, but getting rid of your garbage does require a little knowledge. The following guide will show how to properly dispose of waste while minding the environment. 

See What Can Be Re-Used

The following are a few things that you can reuse:

  1. Electronics, toys, clothes, furniture and other similar items that are in good condition can be donated to a thrift store to be resold. 
  2. Old car batteries, plastic, iron, aluminum and other recyclables should be given to your local recycling center. You may even get a few bucks for your recyclables, depending on your state. 
  3. Purchase a bin, and find some worms at your local gardening store to start composting at home. All you have to do is dump all your food and garden waste in your composting bin. Add worms, and let them feed on your waste. Close the bin, but make sure it is slightly ventilated. And keep it under the hot sun. The composting process takes about 5 to 10 weeks. Use this to fertilize your garden, or you can also take your homemade fertilizer and help others with their garden.

Remember you can talk to your waste management specialist about some of the aforementioned items. Some waste management companies will pick up composting materials, so you won't have to compost it yourself.

After you have went through your items, and picked out all your recyclables, you should consider the following tip.

Choose an Eco-Friendly Trash Bag

Most people put their trash in trash bags. But you have a problem if you want to help the environment. Your trash bag is more than likely made of plastic, and some plastic bags can take several years to decompose.

Thankfully, you have two effective alternatives to traditional trash bags. You can use bio-trash bags that are made to decompose safely and quickly. Or you can purchase trash bags that were made from recycled plastic bags. You can purchase these bags from your local store or online. You can also talk to your waste management specialist to see if they can provide you with compostable bags.

As you can see, getting rid of your trash is not just about bagging it and putting it on the curb. This is especially true if you care about the environment. You can talk to your waste management company should you have other questions. They should offer you other helpful tips and suggestions. Have more questions? Try contacting a professional company via their website for additional info.