Every day we hear more and more about how the human race has a problem with the sheer amount of waste we are producing. As the population increases, as does the vast amount of rubbish we are throwing away. So how can we help reduce the amount of waste ending up in our landfills?
Donate to Charity
Help others out whilst you dispose of your rubbish by donating your unwanted belongings to charity. If you’ve got unwanted yet good-quality clothes, household items, books, furniture or more, you have a good chance of finding them a welcome home in your local Op Shop.
In this day and age there is a whole host of rubbish that can be recycled rather than taken to the landfill. Paper, cardboard, tin cans, glass and some plastics can all be recycled from home, or you can take your recyclables to your local areas recycling centre. If you’re not sure whether or not something can be recycled, check with your local council.
Composting in your own backyard is an excellent way to reduce the amount of household and garden waste you produce. The majority of food scraps can be recycled, but do check first if you are unsure. As well as limiting the amount of rubbish you are throwing away, you will also be on the first step towards a sustainable lifestyle, and you can use your homemade compost on your garden to grow more fruit and veg!
Sell Sell Sell!
Sometimes it is easier to just throw away your unwanted items instead of going to the effort of finding someone else to buy them off you. But selling the things that you no longer need and want is a great way to not only reduce the amount of rubbish you are producing, but also make a few dollars in the bargain! Garage sales, car boot sales, gumtree and eBay are just some of the many options available to you, and you’ll soon be raking in the cash.
Re-purpose your belongings
Another great way you can reduce the amount of household waste you produce is to re-purpose some of the items that you can still use, although perhaps for a different purpose. With a little creativity and using a bit of imagination, you can turn some of your ‘trash’ into something new or useful. Re-purpose your leftovers into a new meal, or perhaps turn your plastic bottles into plant holders.
If after all these tips you find that you still have waste to dispose of, it is important to ensure that you dispose of your unwanted rubbish properly. That’s where National Skip Bins, Perth, come in. Specialists in residential and commercial waste disposal, we are the experts in skip bin hire, Perth, and can help you dispose of your waste the right way. Simply contact us today via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (1800 WASTED/1800 927 833).