Recycling at home is a great way to support the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy's Green Army programme. This initiative encourages young people to engage in local community environmental projects to clean up wasted land. This is great news for green activists and a fantastic way to educate young people on the importance of environmental care and recycling.
However if you are too busy to engage in such a project, or perhaps you don't meet the age criteria, there are still things you can do at home to make your mark on supporting this step forward in environmental protection.
Recycling Household Waste at Home
Recycling at home is extremely easy and requires next to no effort. Just invest a little money in some cheap plastic bins, and label each one with the different materials that they will hold. Generally paper/card, plastic, cans, glass and organic waste will be sufficient.
Also find out from your local council whether they offer recycling collections, as they may provide you with dedicated recycling bags that will help to save you money. The bins can be stored anywhere, however you should try to fit them with lids and rinse any recyclable items in water first if you have the time, to reduce odours and minimise the risk of pests such as insects.
Less Common Items for Recycling
It's not uncommon for people to spring clean each year to try and clean out some clutter. Often this involves delving into the attic, where lots of junk is stored. Try to take the time to sort through any of the waste and see whether you can take it to a local recycling centre. Things like old cutlery sets and photo frames made of metal can be recycled again and again and don't need to be placed with your weekly rubbish collection.
Metal recyclers are more common now because it is a substance that that can be reused so many times, making it a highly valuable material. By doing this you can have a dramatic effect on the quantity of waste in landfill sites. Also keep hold of any glass items you might have such as picture frame glass, as this can be used again as well, along with old electronic goods such as TV's and microwaves, which need to be disposed off by the council.
To learn more about how to better recycle in your community, contact local metal recyclers.Share
30 May 2017
Hello, my name is Steve and this is my recycling blog. Up until last year, I presumed that recycling was just to do with putting plastic and glass into different bins from your general waste. However, when I bought a secondhand industrial unit, I discovered large amounts of metal which had been abandoned by the previous owner. I wasn't sure what to do but my friend suggested I take it to a specialist scrap yard so it could be recycled. The guys at the recycling yard were really friendly and explained how they take all kinds of different metals and recycle them for future use. I hope you enjoy my blog.