Recycling Can Be Easy And Profitable

Every year, tons and tons of material that could be recycled aren’t, and end up adding to our already overwhelmed landfills, waterways and strewn along roadsides.  Most people think it’s a difficult and complicated undertaking to organize a recycling center at home.  However, with some creativity and commitment, it can be very easy to do.  You’ll feel better about yourself because you are doing your part to care for the environment.

 

Find a convenient place in your home or apartment for the recycling bin/s or containers. It doesn’t take much room for your recyclables. The garage, a storage closet, corner of the kitchen or under your kitchen sink all make great locations to stage the recyclables.  Check with your local recycling center or refuse Removal Company as to how they would like you to sort your recyclables. You will find some companies will do all the sorting for you, but all require you at least rinse out bottles and cans before you add them to your recycling bin. Find and clearly label container/s in which to store your recycled materials.  Plastic buckets, storage containers or even trash cans work great depending on the amount of room you have available.

 

Get your family actively involved in the recycling process.  Make sure they all are aware of what products can be recycled.  Teach them the difference between the aluminum can bin and the tin can bin.  While doing their weekly chores, teach them to be on the lookout for recyclable material lying around the house, and encourage them to place it in the proper storage bins. In some areas can be brought into a scrap yard and processed as , in which case you will receive money for doing so. This may be a good incentive for the children in your family. If they participate in the entire recycling effort they can have the aluminum cans and the money they receive from the scrap yard.

 

Encourage the entire family to come up with ideas for reducing the amount of recycled material that’s consumed by your household.  Take them along with you to the recycling center in your neighborhood so they can witness the process firsthand.  Show them how they can reuse recyclable materials in their own organizational efforts at home.  Perhaps a large cardboard box can double as a bin for all their shoes, or a coffee can be re-purposed as a penny bank.

 

And when they learn the money that can be both saved and earned from recycling and reusing products, they’ll have developed an environmentally healthy and thrifty habit for life.

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