Who Cares About Recycling?

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.


Author: Damon Shea

Currently, I operate a waste hauling and recycling company in Northeastern California and I am also working through an eMBA program. Per one of my courses we are emerging ourselves into social media and that is my main purpose behind blogging and all of the other social avenues that I am involved with. My blog will focus on the waste & recycling industry and any subject matter within. Born into the waste hauling business, I have been playing in and around garbage containers since a child and am not afraid to haul away what you throw out. As a leader/manager, I have found that it is the people who do the work and not the equipment, so I have focused on understanding all peoples, especially my team. About me personally, I am of Italian/Irish decent, Roman Catholic. I am the youngest of three children and am now married with a beautiful strong wife and two awesome girls. Through my job, I am a member of Rotary International and I also sit on the board of our local Chamber of Commerce. We are heavily involved with building up the community that we serve and will do all in power to make garbage and recycling an easy process. Together we can explore the myths and realities of the waste & recycling industry and perhaps still make the world a better place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOG7V-vj5Fk

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