It's inevitable that any home will produce waste on a regular basis from cooking, cleaning, washing, and other similar activities. Managing waste in the home can become costly if you don't have a well-developed plan.
In order to keep the home clean and reduce the amount of time you would otherwise spend doing chores, there are several steps you can take to reduce the amount of waste you produce, as well as your waste disposal costs. By following these steps, you will not only reduce waste, but you will also end up with a cleaner home and a healthier environment.
Know how much waste your home produces
Problems with waste and rubbish often arise from homeowners not knowing how much waste they produce on a regular basis. This may make them avoid seeking residential rubbish removal, thinking that they don't need it. The end result is too much waste in the home, higher costs, and an unhygienic environment.
To avoid this, make sure you keep track of your home activities and how much waste you need to dispose of every week. This can serve as a starting point for not only getting the right rubbish removal services, but also identifying opportunities for minimising waste production in the home.
Minimise on plastic bag usage
Plastic bags are among the most common sources of waste in homes. They tend to pile up in the home and are difficult to dispose of. Minimise your use of plastic bags by purchasing reusable cloth bags instead. You can easily use these multiple times when shopping or carrying other items.
Purchase enough rubbish bags and containers
One of the easiest ways for the home to become full of rubbish is not having enough waste containers around the property. If your family members or guests don't easily find a waste bin, they may throw away rubbish in unwanted areas such as corners, floors, or outdoor spaces. This often makes cleaning and rubbish removal a nightmare. Make things easier by having enough rubbish bags and waste containers around the home.
Deal with hazardous waste correctly
You should not simply pile all your waste into one bag and place it outside for collection. There are certain items that are classified as hazardous waste and they should be disposed of according to established procedures. For example, broken glass, paint, pesticides, batteries, and asbestos-containing materials have specific methods of disposal. Make sure you check what your municipality specifies with regards to these items and dispose of them correctly.
Ignoring required guidelines can lead to fines and penalties. Don't forget that your local rubbish removal service can serve as a great source of information for proper waste disposal.Share
21 February 2018
Ever since I was a young child, my parents have instilled in me a passion for helping the environment. I was the child who happily used the same school bag right through primary school, so it was one less schoolbag that ended up unnecessarily in the trash. As I have moved into adulthood, I do everything I can to recycle. This blog shares my passion for recycling because I know that even small efforts add up to a significant positive impact on the environment. Join me on my recycling journey, so that you too can make a difference to the planet that we will pass on to our children.