Reduce, reuse, recycle. We hear and see this phrase all the time. But are you actually doing your part to cut down on the amount of waste in our world? In a country where the landfills are quickly filling up each day, recycling on a regular basis has become more important than ever. The biggest hurdle to recycling is just getting started, and we fully understand that it can often be difficult to make the extra effort when you are living in an apartment. But it can be done!
To help get you started with the habit of recycling, following are the best five tips for recycling while living in an apartment.
1. Have a designated recycling bin in your apartment.
If you are going to start recycling, the first thing you need to do is have a place to put all your recyclable materials. It is as easy as putting a paper grocery bag in your pantry or concealing a container in your cabinets. Each time you have an empty box, junk mail, or plastic bottle, it then becomes second-nature for you to simply toss it in the recycling bin.
2. Put up signs around your apartment community.
If your apartment community already has a recycling system in place, sometimes all it takes is a little reminder to prompt tenants to recycle. By placing signs about how and what to recycle in elevators, near mailboxes, and in common areas, you may be surprised at how many people take notice. This will also help in the recycling management for apartments and encourage recycling in your community.
3. Talk to your apartment community about implementing recycling bins.
In many instances, apartment residents don’t recycle because they don’t have anywhere convenient to put these items. By talking to the your apartment community management company, you may be able to convince them to add a recycling system that all residents can take advantage of.
4. Invest in reusable shopping bags.
In addition to recycling your plastic and paper bags, you can also make a difference by taking reusable shopping bags to the grocery store. When you have fewer bags coming into your apartment, you will have fewer items to recycle and/or trash. This will also help in waste management.
5. Remember that no amount of recycling is too small.
Maybe you have a bad habit of throwing away all your soda cans, but you always make an effort to recycle your cardboard boxes. When it comes to recycling, anything is better than nothing! And you can always work towards improving your recycling habits.
Article Submitted By Community Writer