Easy Does It, Easy Recycle It

Posted in Uncategorized by admin on July 16, 2011.

There is little nowadays that can not be recycled. Most districts have places where you can recycle glass, tin, paper, cardboard, plastic and other household waste. But just about everything can have a second, or even third or fourth, life.

Kitchen scraps can be turned into compost and feed your garden for a fraction of commercial products. Old clothes and unwanted toys can easily be taken to resale and goodwill stores to find use in someone’s home. Your cell phone is in much demand, either to be given to others less well off, or recycled for the valuable metals contained within.

Whatever you are about to throw in the trash, think about how it may be reused. Can a local non-profit use that fridge to help someone setting up a home for a first time? Can the half empty paint tins you no longer need be used at a local school for their art department? Recycling is a state of mind easy enough to cultivate.

Don’t simply cram your bins full, without first considering what you are throwing away. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, something you witness each spring, when garage sales recycle supposed junk, all over the neighborhoods of America!