Each of us generate nearly four and a half pounds of waste in a day. Considering there are 7.7 billion people on earth, the amount of waste is colossal. The waste generated by humans is contaminating the environment. We are not only spoiling our living conditions but are also damaging the habitat of many species.
It is essential to educate people about the importance of recycling and waste reduction. Government organizations, NGOs, junk hauling Orange County agencies and waste management companies should devise strategies to educate the people about waste reduction.
Here is a step by step guide to handle your garbage responsibly
- Sort the waste
The first step in effective waste management is to sort it. Set up a few bins in your kitchen or garden for different types of waste. For example, you can use one bin for wet and organic waste, which can be composted. Another bin for recyclable plastics and a third one for damaged glass etc.
- Sell or Donate items that can be Reused
Once the garbage is sorted, segregate the items that can be reused. For example, old toys, old electronics in working condition, clothing, books etc. can be reused. Take them to a second-hand store or an NGO.
- Segregate Recyclable Products
Now take all the recyclable wastes such as glass, metal, paper, plastics to a recycling center. You can also enquire about the collection points of recyclable wastes in your neighborhood or contact junk hauling companies that collect recyclable wastes. Most of the waste can be recyclable. Educate yourself about the different types of waste that can be sent to the recycling plants.
- Compost organic Waste
Organic waste such as food and garden waste can be composted. Composting can be done by digging a compost pit in the garden or at a central facility provided by Municipal authorities. Now-a-days, you can also order compost bins from online sites or buy them at your local stores, to compost small quantities of organic waste at home.
- Place the Remaining Garbage in the Bin
The last step is to carefully place the remaining garbage in a trash bag and keep it in a garbage bin.
Following these steps allows you to reduce the amount of garbage and be environmental friendly. if you do not have the time to undertake all these tasks, contact a reputed junk hauling Orange County company, to collect the waste from your home/office and dispose it off in an eco-friendly manner.