The amount of garbage produced by people has gotten out of hand. As more everyday items become disposable, more garbage is being made. Recycling offers the opportunity to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills and waterways. While many municipalities offer, and some even mandate, recycling trash pick up, this is not enough. If you truly want to help reduce the amount of trash that ends up somewhere for centuries, or keep toxic chemicals from getting into the soil and water, you need to take advantage of drop off recycling services. Here are just a few advantages to these sites.
Many items that need to be recycled are not included in neighborhood trash pick up recycling program. Motor oil, empty fertilizer bottles, household cleaners containers, and paint cans are just a few things that should never be put in with your regular trash and yet are not picked up by the city. A drop off recycling center will be able to take care of all your garbage in a way that will prevent it from harming the environment.
Sometimes you get to the cleaning of your home late at night or on the weekends. You end up with a large amount of trash that you have separated out to be recycled or needs special handling. You don't want to have to store this stuff in the garage to wait for it to be picked up and you may not have enough recycling cans to hold it all. A drop off recycling service is open all the time. You can load everything into a truck or trailer and take care of it right then and there. In fact, you can do the loading while separating it all out. If you don't have a vehicle to do the hauling, make arrangements with a friend, or rent a truck for a day. Sure this may cost you a bit of money, but you could end up paying extra to the city to pick up your extra or hazardous trash.
It is everyone's responsibility to work to save the earth. People want to take advantage of the ease of using disposable items like water bottles and using harsh chemicals for cleaning or fertilizing their gardens. Be sure that when you take advantage of all the new, throw-away items you make sure they are not going to end up somewhere they will cause harm to the soil, water, animals, or air.Share