Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to keep your lawn and your lifestyle green. There are so many simple ways to reduce your waste and increase your recycling without changing your summer plans.
Nothing beats a good summer cookout
. Next time you have your friends and family over for a barbeque, you can limit what ends up in the landfill by using reusable plates, silverware, and glasses. Keep a recycling bin next to the trash can to encourage your guests to properly dispose of their drink containers. If you do use plastic cups, have people write their names on them so they get reused. All your leftover fruits and veggies can go right into the compost along with your grass clippings and twigs.
Going on a roadtrip?
Fill up with a reusable water bottle. Buy snack foods in bulk to reduce plastic packaging waste and carry them in your reusable shopping bag. You can keep an empty bag in the car for recyclable items like pop cans. When walking along the beach or at a park, pick up any trash you see and leave the area nicer than when you found it.
Start a garden!
Growing your own plants, fruits, and vegetables is a great way to develop a green thumb and a green routine. Your wallet and your taste buds will thank you. The landfill will thank you too as you can compost your organic waste and use the soil in your garden. Call the SWMD today at (419) 354-1515 for more information on starting your own compost bin!