Are you environmentally conscious? Do you want to make sure you are doing all that you can to make green decisions? If so, you may want to consider how you and your household disposes of garbage. Yes, it may sound crazy, but proper garbage removal can plays a role in keeping our environment healthy! Here are a few things to remember when it comes to trash removal and recycling services:
1. The Basics – Did you know that over $11 billion each year is spent to clean up litter in this country? That is a huge amount of money that we can absolutely take steps to reduce. That change can start with you. Talk to your friends and family about how and why they should avoid ever littering. We may have to start small, but reducing the amount of litter we have can make a huge difference!
2. Cost – On average, it costs around $30 per ton to recycle trash, whereas it costs about $50 per ton to send it to a landfill. You read that right – it costs you less to recycle! Ask your local garbage removal service if they provide recycling bins to their customers or if there is a local recycling service that can help. Start by keeping a brown paper (and recyclable) grocery bag next to your indoor trash cans so that you can sort inside and then carry each out when they are full. It’s an easy way to keep our planet green.
3. Your Part – It may be hard to believe, but statistics show that on average, every person generates over four pounds of trash every day. That means that over the course of a lifetime, the average American throws away 600 times the amount of their adult weight in garbage. The good news is that we can work to reduce those numbers. By talking about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling with friends and family you can start a wave of change in your community. Contact your city officials and tell them that you want recycling to be a priority where you live. You may be surprised at the results!
Residential and commercial trash companies often have recycling programs built in that are available to their customers if they just ask. Do you know what your trash removal company offers? In recent years various city organizations around the country have started recycling programs that they encourage not only their residents to participate in, but also local businesses. So the next time you toss an item in the trash can remember the basics, the cost, and your part.