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5 Critical Tips on How to Reduce Your Garbage At Home

recycling bins by Dave Goodman via flickr

Most households will have a garbage bin or trash bag where they dump all their kitchen waste among other wastes. It can be annoying having the kitchen waste lying around the house without proper storage. It attracts bad odor and flies among other bugs. Thanks to the trash cans and bags, you can store the garbage where it is supposed to be. What if the trash can is full, where do you take trash? What next? Most residential neighborhoods will have a garbage truck every twice or once a week come by to pick up the trash.

Sometimes the garbage truck might fail to come by, and you are left to deal with your trash. What waste management solutions can you deploy to reduce or avoid such inconveniences?  You can choose to reduce or recycle your waste products and save on the fee charged by the state on garbage collection. When you reuse and recycle, you reduce the amount of garbage you dispose of and thus convenient. There are various tips on how you can minimize the amount of waste you dispose of in your home. They include:

Avoid using plastic bags

Plastic bags are non-biodegradable. It means that they cannot decompose which makes them an environmental hazard. You can buy cloth bags which are easy top reuse and thus do not need disposing of. You can have a couple of cloth bags in the house for proper waste management solutions.

Learn to shop or buy in bulk

Buy large qualities so you do not have to dispose of the packaging material now and them. When you shop in small portions, it means that you will have more to dispose of. It is thus environmentally friendly to shop in build and reduce the amount to dispose of in the form of waste.

Consider tap water over bottled water

Tap water does not bring the need to dispose of anything. However, if you are used to buying bottled water, you will have more than enough plastic bottles to dispose of. In some areas, drinking bottled water is safe as compared to the tap water. You can buy the former in this case buy in large quantities to reduce the number of bottles you will need to dispose of.

Make compost using the kitchen waste

The kitchen waste can make a good composite for your garden. You can pile the waste in a section around your home where the sun shines and make compost. It will thus reduce the amount of garbage you dispose of and still save on the cost of buying fertilizer. Making composite is among the best waste management solutions for households as it caters for a more worthy course.

Use less paper in the house

It is the digital era, so this tip can work well in the modern day. You can choose to reduce the amount of paper you use in the house. For example, you do not have to paper your bills manually by the use of paper. You can do it through online means. It is more reliable than when you are using paper. This will reduce the amount of waste paper in the house.


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