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4 New Year’s Recycling Resolutions

By |January 9th, 2018|

December is the month for looking back on the past year, but January is the month for looking forward. It’s a time for making resolutions and then taking steps to live up to them. Many people choose new year’s resolutions based on their career, like, “Get a promotion” or “open the shop.” Others choose resolutions […]

3 Ways to Keep Food Out of the Garbage

By |January 2nd, 2018|

Americans throw away about 40% of our food supply each year. When restaurants make too much food, or their customers don’t finish their meal, it goes in the trash. When you overprepare for the holidays, it goes in the trash. When food goes bad too soon, trash. But this is quite a harrowing amount of […]

Cleaning Up After Christmas

By |December 23rd, 2017|

Just like Thanksgiving, Christmas has its own special (and sometimes daunting) waste management challenges. After all the presents are exchanged and the dinner is finished, you have a veritable mountain of boxes, paper, and food waste. And then there’s the tree, if you got a real tree this year. It’s hard enough to get all […]

Smart Ways to Dispose of Furniture

By |December 9th, 2017|

No couch is meant to last forever. At some point in your life, you’ve probably been faced with the issue of disposing of furniture. Sometimes if your old furniture is still functional, you might buy new furniture to better express your style. So, what do you do with the old pieces? Pull them out to […]

3 Tips For Recycling Plastic

By |December 2nd, 2017|

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problems facing our environment today. Experts estimate that the average American throws away about 185 pounds of plastic each year. Plastic accounts for 10% of the total waste generated, because we use so much of it.  And because plastic is non-biodegradable, it tends to stay in the environment […]

5 Ways to Be More Environmentally Friendly

By |November 20th, 2017|

Most people want to make the world a better place in some way. It’s something we can agree on, since whatever our differences, we do all live here. But not everyone knows the best way to do it. When it comes to the environment, many find themselves faced with the largeness of the problem and […]

3 Thanksgiving Clean-Up Tips

By |November 12th, 2017|

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of  year, full of quality time with family, football, and of course, delicious food. It can also be one of the most stressful times of year. Preparing for Thanksgiving is a chore. Cleaning up after Thanksgiving can often feel overwhelming. It’s not easy to keep in mind smart waste management […]

Waste Management for First Time Homeowners

By |November 2nd, 2017|

Congratulations on your new home! As you may have already noticed, owning your own home comes with plenty of other responsibilities attached. You have mortgage payments to make, and you may have remodeling or HOA regulations to contend with. You may be as busy with yardwork as with housecleaning. But one thing that you should […]

3 Tips to Upcycle Before You Recycle

By |August 23rd, 2017|

To “upcycle” something is to reuse it in such a way that makes it more valuable to you than it was before. If something is about to go into the trash, just about anything would be more valuable than it is to you at that moment.

What Else Can You Recycle

By |August 16th, 2017|

If you make an effort to recycle each week, you’re probably aware of what materials your local recycling services accept. However, as the junk for the week piles up, sometimes it goes beyond just paper, plastics, glass, and aluminium. So, what should the environmentally conscious consumer do with everything their recycling services won’t pick up? Before you give up and throw it away, here are a few tips for recycling items you might not have known you could recycle.