Recycling requires time and effort and is most likely the main concern that stops people from recycling as much as they should.
Have Somewhere To Store Your Recyclables
Invest in a recycling bin for the kitchen and/or bathroom. This means you can store your recyclables and save time on trips to the recycling bin. You can get the whole family involved too and teach the kids about what they can and can’t recycle.
Give Your Recycling A Rinse When You Do The Dishes
Items that contain food or other debris will cause contamination if they aren’t rinsed out, so save time and do your bit by using the leftover dishwater to rinse out your recyclables. It also means dirty containers will not be left in your kitchen, resulting in a smell.
Remind Yourself About Collections
Set a reminder in your phone about what’s being collected and when so you can be prepared and avoid missed collections.
Get Clued Up About What You Can And Can’t Recycle
To avoid wasting time standing over your bin wondering whether something can be recycled, visit your local council’s website and check what they will and won’t accept in their kerbside recycling program. Find out where your local household recycling centre is and what they accept, so you don’t end up throwing things away when you don’t have to.
If you have to pop to the recycling centre, schedule it into your routine to save time and kill two birds with one stone. Go on the way to the supermarket or after school run.
Avoid Waste And Find Out If Something’s Recyclable At The Source
When you’re in the supermarket, try to buy things with as little packaging as possible and if there is packaging, choose items with as much recycled content as possible. This will help you reduce waste and know if something is recyclable right from the get-go.
Make Getting Rid Of Food Waste Easy With Composting
The majority of kitchen waste is usually food waste, but if you want to reduce the amount of food you throw away or your local council doesn’t have a food waste recycling program, why not start a compost heap in the garden? You can put everything on it, from vegetable peelings to coffee grounds (though no meat or fish), and after a little while, you’ll have some nutrient-rich mulch for your garden.
Get in touch with us today if you are interested in making your recycling easier by hiring skip bins.