4 Simple Fall Waste & Recycling Tips

 

1. Keep 3 bins in the house: Trash, Recycling, Organics

One of the main reasons people feel like they can’t recycle is because it’s an extra step in their already busy day. Keeping a second and third bin next to your trash can for recyclable goods and organic compostable materials (Blue Bag Organics program) makes recycling a whole lot easier! Then, all your waste is ready when it’s time to take it out to your curbside bins.

2. Store reusable bags in your car

It’s easy to forget your reusable bags when you’re going shopping. Keep reusable bags in your trunk or backseat so they will be accessible when you get groceries.

3. Utilize the Yard Waste Program

It’s time for leaves! Yard waste pickup runs through the third full week in November (Weather permitting). We offer a weekly curb-side yard waste program with collection service in certain areas. Yard waste MUST be collected in a compostable bag. [More info HERE.]

4. Halloween!

Making costumes, putting out decorations, sneaking too much candy and more make Halloween one of the best holiday seasons of the year. Halloween activities can lead to many new purchases, and, following, more waste than you normally produce. Try these ideas to help moderate:
  1. Create your own Halloween costumes with old clothing and craft supplies you already have at home or head to a local thrift store to purchase used clothing and accessories.
  2. Decorate common household items to collect candy in. A bucket, pillowcase, or even an old bag can be decorated inexpensively at home – and reused year after year.
  3. Host a costume swap party or ask your social media and community networks if they have past Halloween costumes that would be a good size for your children.
  4. Purchase candy that uses wrappers that may be recycled, such as paper wrappers.
  5. Choose to use natural decorations, such as pumpkins and squash, which will decompose more quickly than materials like plastic and glass, and reuse decorations from past years.
 
Call Randy’s at (763) 972-3335 for questions! Thank you!

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