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Reduce The Number Of Garbage Bags Put Out Each Week

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Have you started to notice that your household is putting out more and more trash bags every week? If your garbage collection company does not have a limit on how many bags or cans they will pick up at each stop every week, you might feel inclined to throw out anything you want. However, this does not mean that you want to be the house that has triple the amount of garbage that their neighbors do. To help you reduce the amount of garbage bags you have to put out on the curb every week, you will want to check out the following tips:

Start Breaking Down All Of The Boxes

Whether it is a box from a package that came in the mail or an empty box of macaroni and cheese, you want to break it down. The goal is to break down the box so it is completely flat. Make sure that everyone in the house knows that this is the new routine when throwing out boxes. When the boxes are not broken down, they take up a lot of room in the bags, causing you to have to put out more bags.

Start To Recycle Glass, Plastic, And Paper

Recycling is a great thing to do for the environment. The more you recycle, the less you end up contributing to the world's garbage problem. Call your garbage collection company or local recycling center to see if they have designated plastic totes or bins that they want you to use for sorting. If you have to get your own, simply get three large plastic containers. One will be for glass, another for plastic, and the third will be for paper products. If you have questions about what type of plastic or paper products the recycling company accepts, you will want to give them a call. While on the phone, ask if they offer any compensation for the recyclables that you turn in. You might be able to earn a little extra money, and this will drastically reduce how much trash you put out for garbage pickup every week.

As you can see, it is all about making small changes. With a little extra effort, you will be able to greatly reduce the amount of bags or garbage cans you set out on the curb. Your garbage collectors will be happy to see a reduction in how much they have to pick up from your house.