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How to Recycle If Your Community Doesn’t Offer Service

Dad Helping His Young Daughter Gather Recyclables in Their Cliffside Park RentalA great way to protect the environment and minimize waste is by having community recycling programs, but what should you do if your Cliffside Park community does not have recycling services? There are still methods to lessen waste if you cannot find a recycling service that will come to you. You can do so much to make a difference, from inspiring your community to start a program to handling recyclables sensibly.

Reduce Waste

Putting in an effort to reduce your consumption of stuff that will be thrown away is one of the best ways to manage your trash responsibly. Avoid purchasing items, for instance, that come in a lot of packaging, disposables like paper towels, and things that won’t biodegrade like Styrofoam containers.

Compost Organic Waste

Composting your food scraps and yard waste is an excellent method of waste minimization. This prevents them from ending up in landfills, where they would consume space and produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. If you do not know how to compost, countless internet resources can help you get started.

Find a Local Recycling Center

There’s probably a recycling facility close by where you can take your materials even if your neighborhood doesn’t provide recycling pick-up services. To locate a recycling center, you can search online or contact your community’s waste management department.

Recycle Electronics Responsibly

Electronics should not be discarded carelessly. Make every effort to recycle them properly. Locate a local e-waste recycling center or contribute used electronics to organizations that will recycle and repurpose them. Electronics recycling programs are provided by some manufacturers and merchants.

Encourage Your Community to Start a Recycling Program

If your community lacks a recycling program, you can encourage the local leaders to start one. You can send a letter, attend community gatherings, and even create a petition. Gaining community support for a recycling program can go a long way toward ensuring its success.

Even if your area doesn’t yet have a recycling service, using these recommendations will prevent unnecessary waste. In terms of preserving our environment, every little bit counts. We can all create a change through a joint effort.

Discuss with one of our Cliffside Park property managers if you’re trying to look for a rental home in a community with an existing recycling pickup service. They’ll be happy to talk specifics about our rental listings, which you can browse online.

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