If your family is anything like ours, you have too much extra and old stuff!
I know that most of you would never consider just throwing your old household items into the trash, but believe me it happens, and it happens more than you think. Not only does this contribute to a huge amount of waste that winds up in a landfill, it is like throwing your money out of the window.
A perfect way to recycle household items is to hold a yard sale. It can bring in all kinds of money and your trash becomes someone else's treasure.
And if you aren't too keen on setting up and working a yard sale, eBay is a wonderful resource. There is someone out there that wants that old lamp or pair of Jordache jeans that have been collecting dust in your closet. Make everyone happy, recycle household items and make a bit of cash.
And for those of you, like me, that are far too lazy to go through the selling process, there are many charities and organizations that can put all of those old items to good use. Many will come right to your house to pick up your donation. And it's all tax deductible!
What to Recycle Next
Now that you are more comfortable with the recycling basics, we can start doing even more to help the environment. Learn what to recycle next.
Buying Recycled Products
Buying recycled products helps close the recycling loop and create a bigger demand for products made from recycled content.
Reducing the Amount of Your Trash
You can reduce your trash by purchasing products with less packaging and making better choices in your daily life.
Recycling Food Scraps
Make compost from your kitchen scraps and yard waste. Reduce your waste while providing nutrients for your plants and garden.
Recycling Hazardous Waste
Keep our soil and water from becoming tainted, recycle hazardous waste. Ensure it doesn't end up in a landfill.