Recycling involvement can be conducted in a number of ways. What we'll do here is let you know how you can get into the recycling groove.
We'll give you tips and advice on such topics as turning your household food waste into compost as well as how your local council can help..
Local Council1) Many local councils have recycling collection programmes, and will collect items you want recycling from outside your home.
If you do not currently have a council provided recycling box, it may be an idea to give them a call, to see if you are eligible for one.
2) When you have found out if your local council runs a recycling programme, find out what items they recycle, as different councils recycle different items. Some of the items which are recycled include; paper, plastics, tins and cans, and glass. So find out and start the process.
3) Now that you have found out what items your council recycles, it is then time to sort out the different items. From a personal point of view, when you have finished with the item which is to be recycled, wash it out in soapy water and place it into an individual box or bag. I do this so I don't get the different materials mixed up say, mixing glass with aluminium.
Tip Try and get the rest of your household involved in recycling items. Like anything, once you get into the process it almost becomes like a learnt habit.
4) Once all the above steps have been covered, find out from your local council what days they pick up the recyclable items. Some councils issue stickers with all the days they pick up your rubbish highlighted on it. Why not ask them if they issue similar stickers. If they do, when you receive it stick it up as a reminder of their pick up days.
5) If your local council doesn't run a recycling scheme, why don't you try and incorporate it into your weekly shop?
During the week collect all the items you want to recycle, when you go shopping take all the items with you and put them in the large recycling bins which most supermarkets provide. If you build this into your shopping trips them it will become second nature.
Why not put your household food wastage to good use, by using it to make compost for your garden?
Items which should not be placed into your compost bin include; cooked vegetables, meat, animal wastage, or dairy products as these can attractunwanted guests, not mention the odor they'll, give off. Additionally items which do not rot shouldn't be put in there, these include glass, plastic and metal.
Why not visit our gardening tips for some great ideas in creating your own little oasis.