Recycling is a net benefit for your personal life and the environment, but there is a right and a wrong method to employ. Part of the issue is that you may not even see the impact of your decisions until it gets to a certain point. With this in mind, here’s the correct way to recycle different items.
Correct Ways To Recycle
So, with this in mind, what exactly is the “correct” method to go about recycling? For one thing, you want to make sure that items are relatively clean. This is especially important for components like aluminum (cans, trays). Leftover food residue can contaminate a batch of recyclables, but the good news is that generally, a basic wash is going to be enough to do the job. Equally important is taking the time to sort things out properly. When a batch of recyclables is sent to a recycling center, it’s generally split apart to plastic, electronics, paper, and other categories. See what the regulations are for separation if you have local recycling pickup. If you bring it to a center directly, you will need to do the honors yourself.
Different Places Around Home To Recycle
So, where can you start with your home recycling? Think of where you generate the most waste. For most people, this is going to be the kitchen. Having a small bin or area to gather your recyclables in the kitchen is a good idea. However, the bathroom, bedroom, and even yard waste can be potential sources. The key is to make it easier for you to remember to set recyclables aside as you use them, rather than gathering them all at once.
Sometimes, recycling the correct way can be a tall order. For professional support, reach out to Sunrise Sanitation. We’re a local company that provides waste management and recycling services across West Virginia and Maryland. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help, or our blog for more guidance.