Do you? Do you really? And what is recycling anyway? Some overly recycle their products and use more natural resources to recycle older sources, while others are lazy and throw everything into the garbage cart. What do you do? Have you bought into recycling and participate or do you feel it is a waste of money?
Now, depending on where you live can depend on the type of waste hauling services provided. In our area, we charge for the garbage cart but the customers will also get a recycle cart at no charge. They receive even more additional recycling services, such as used oil, but for this discussion, we will stick to the cart.
In our situation, by paying attention to just half of your items for recycling, that should cut down on your waste and eventually your bill. The less garbage you have the smaller garbage cart you need. Let’s face it, recycling is about dollars and cents most of the time because to be able to process the recyclables it will cost you to get the materials from your place to the bigger recycler.
But for the regular customer by attempting a little recycling, they can save themselves some money AND give a second life to most of their household products. And that is what recycling is all about. Anything that can get a second and even third life is recycling. Plus, if you decide not to use a product beforehand, now you are pre-cycling. It is not hard to do, as all it takes is “thinking ahead”, watching how you live and use products, and what you do with them when you are finished.
Go ahead, give it a try. You can start by being light green if you are burnt out with everyone going green. It is about doing and not always talking, so test it and see if by a little effort you can add a lot more recycling to your recycle cart.