Reducing Waste

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

By |April 23rd, 2019|

April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Every year, the DEA collects unused or expired prescription drugs at multiple locations throughout the country. Last year, the total added up to over 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs. This day was established by the DEA in 2010 as a way of offering a sensible solution […]

Eliminating the Smell of Your Trash and Recycling

By |March 16th, 2019|

Your trash cans are an important part of your home, and your waste
management as a whole even more important. However, dealing with
trash cans and garbage bags isn’t exactly the most glamorous of
chores and might be a bit of a pain. Maybe you’ve had to deal with
slipping bags, leaking trash, animals getting into your garbage cans,
or […]

4 Trash Can Hacks You Never Knew You Needed

By |March 2nd, 2019|

Your trash cans are an important part of your home, and your waste
management as a whole even more important. However, dealing with
trash cans and garbage bags isn’t exactly the most glamorous of
chores and might be a bit of a pain. Maybe you’ve had to deal with
slipping bags, leaking trash, animals getting into your garbage cans,
or […]

What Is Land Pollution?

By |February 25th, 2019|

“Pollution” is a term that comes up frequently in conversations
about the environment. Most of us know by now that pollution refers
to the wearing down and degrading of natural resources. But when we
talk about pollution, the conversation usually surrounds air
pollution, such as the depletion of the ozone layer that protects the
earth from harmful UV rays of […]

How to Dispose of Unused Medications

By |January 17th, 2019|

What happens to your medication when you no longer need it? Maybe you have pain relievers that are expired or a prescription that you were given when recovering from an illness that you got over before you finished it. Your first instinct might be to throw the bottle away with the remaining pills still in […]

What To Do With Your Food Scraps This Holiday Season

By |December 15th, 2018|

It happens every year: Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners come and go, leaving behind more food scraps than you know what to do with the next day. Maybe in your household there’s a matter of drawing straws to decide who does the dishes for the night, or trying to pass food on to relatives as they […]

Waste and Recycling Resolutions for 2019

By |December 1st, 2018|

The time has come again to look to the year ahead, and everything we want to accomplish. There’s something about the end of the year that lends itself to reflection and a drive for self-improvement. For some, that might be financial goals, while others might make a goal to get in shape. Others want to […]

Keeping Pests Out of Your Trash Bins This Fall

By |November 15th, 2018|

As temperatures drop, outdoor critters may find themselves looking for shelter — as well as free food. If you walk outside in the morning and find your trash bins tipped over, trash spilled out across the carport, there’s a good chance your trash bins have a pest problem. You may have even opened the trash […]

4 Green Halloween Tips

By |October 15th, 2018|

Whether you’re a child, a parent, or just enjoy a chance to dress up and decorate, Halloween can be one of the most fun times of year. However, just like Christmas or Thanksgiving, Halloween isn’t without its mess. Cleaning up the yard and the porch the day after Halloween can be a challenge, and there […]

Getting Rid of Your Old Junk Before You Move

By |September 1st, 2018|

Moving might be stressful, but it’s also the chance for a fresh start. Not only are you moving to a new place where you can make new memories, but you can shed some of your old clutter. In fact, given the hassle that moving can be, it’s probably best to go through your belongings and […]