From car trips to wardrobe purchases, today’s consumption habits are countered by trying to stay eco-minded in a world full of “stuff.” At some point stuff breaks, wears out or loses its usefulness. It’s then that we realize it really all boils down to one thing: trash. So how do you dispose of all that trash and remain on good terms with the environment? You stay eco-friendly by adopting proper waste collection.
Proper Waste Collection
Remember when waste materials were casually dumped down drains or onto the ground? Those days are, thankfully, long gone. Today, waste materials find their way to licensed storage facilities that store the waste in tanks or drums. Proper eco-friendly waste collection services are vital as they reduce the effect of released materials on residents’ health and the environment. And well-maintained storage facilities are aesthetically pleasing and appreciated by the communities where they are located. The more waste we generate, the more we need to properly dispose of. Hazardous materials and fumes can be released into the air or leech into the ground. One of the best ways to protect the environment and the public’s health is through recycling.
The Three Rs of Proper Waste Collection
Well-organized disposal and management services are a top priority for those who manage waste collection efforts in towns and cities. Proper waste and recycling services make it easier for the public to embrace and follow modern waste management techniques. It’s important, then, to choose a proper waste collection service that not only meets local regulations, but performs in a way that ensures proper waste management and safety. Today’s best practices in waste collection include the 3 Rs:
- Reducing your consumption is one of the best ways to manage waste. Buy in bulk whenever possible and avoid over-packaged goods that contain several materials like foil, paper and plastic. Avoid disposable goods when possible and buy durable ones that last longer, save you money, and save precious landfill space. Use email instead of snail mail and remove your name from bulk mailing lists. Use dish cloths instead of paper towels and cloth napkins instead of paper ones.
- Reuse is about finding a second, third or even fourth use for a product to stretch out its usable life. Common steps you can take include using reusable bags while shopping; purchasing a reusable water bottle and coffee mug; and washing and reusing empty glass bottles in place of plastic for food storage.
- Recycling takes used materials and then processes and re-manufactures them into new products to be resold. Do your part by buying products made from recycled materials. They’re easy to spot – look for the recycling symbol on the package. You can even purchase recycled materials for the office.
Doing Your Part
Man-made products such as plastic bags, glass and aluminum cans are non-biodegradable substances and take months or years to break down. Proper waste collection through the 3 Rs helps to conserve energy and other resources such as wood, minerals and water, resulting in a significant boost to the economy and environment. It eliminates non-biodegradable waste and reduces the amount of scrap that ends up in landfills, making the world a much greener and cleaner place to live in. If you’re interested in learning more about how to adopt effective and proper waste collection habits, contact us today. We look forward to helping you make a difference.