Proper residential waste collections should be about ensuring that you live in a clean and tidy space at all times. However, it has to be more than just that; we are living at a time when the environment is under so much strain from pollution of all sorts. The UK has not been left behind, with over 28,000 people dying annually from air pollution and related illnesses. Waste clearance and disposal methods have to bear such uncomfortable statistics to mind at all times. Today, companies are competing not to just win more clients, but to also achieve the highest levels or recycling rates. Conserving the environment by practicing healthy collection habits is the new threshold that most clients are looking for.
- Recycling; this is the best way to help conserve the environment, when disposing of waste from a residential area. Recycling means that old items are converted into usable items at half the cost and energy consumption that it would have taken to make the same new item from scratch. Most residential waste materials like energy drink cans and plastics can all be recycled pretty fast.
- Home compost; another way to help save the environment would be by home owners building compost pits. These pits are ideal for disposing kitchen waste like food waste, tea bags, and other items that are biodegradable. Garden compost does wonders in helping your plants thrive and grow healthy.
- Worm Bins; in instances where you don’t have time to wait for the compost to completely rot and be used in your garden, worms can be used to hasten the process. You just need to build a specially designed compost bin and then get some red worms. As long as the bin is remains at a constant temperature of 55-707 degrees, then you’re always assured of top quality compost within shorter durations.
- Rehoming; most residential home owners also hardly take time to consider that some of the items that they refer to as waste and throw in a trash bin, can have a new lease of life with another person. You can try selling such items on your local Facebook groups, or on sites like eBay. Better still, you could still give them away for free to someone else. This applies to items like old irreparable electronics like TVs and computers.
- Minimizing waste; the best way to manage your home waste is by trying to generate as little of it as possible. When going out to shop and buy grocery, always carry your own bag so as to minimize the amount of wrappings you bring to your premises. Similarly, cook amounts of foods that you’re sure you’ll finish, so as to minimize wastage of the same and lead to more waste. Minimizing your residential home waste is more about being disciplined and always purposing to generate as little waste as possible. Such a disciplined approach also helps you conserve your home consumption of water and electricity.