Waste management is one of the most important factors in maintaining a clean and healthy home. In the United States, an individual will generate about 4.6 pounds of trash each day. This is an alarming average that is expected to multiply in the coming years. Here are five waste management tips for the home that can help lower this average.
Trash and Recycling
Recycling is much more common overseas than in the United States. There are still many people who don’t understand how to separate their waste for proper disposal. Depending on the service being used, trash is usually separated into recyclables and trash. Paper, plastic and cans are considered recyclables by most removal services. Some homeowners may even opt for a compound removal service which will remove decomposable waste. It is helpful to have separate trash cans for each kind of recycling. Learn about your area’s recycling policies and guidelines and invest in a system of waste removal that works for your home.