Oh, look, it’s cold outside … super. Since we’ve got another 3 or 4 months of freezing weather, we figured we’d warm you up with these hot winter recycling tips!
1) Avoid putting recycling bags (and garbage bags, for that matter) directly on the ground, especially if there’s ice. The bags can freeze, stick, and rip, spilling junk everywhere.
2) Curb your recycling in the mornings on pickup days. It’s tempting to put them out overnight, but bad weather could come through and dumps snow all over the bins or knocks them over.
If you get new winter gear (or clothes in general), game consoles, TVs, or anything else, please donate your old stuff to charity and recycle broken items. We’ll gladly recycle them for ya!
4) Mulch, compost, or repurpose Christmas plants (tree, wreath, etc.). Christmas trees make great firewood and it saves the waste of throwing them in the trash.
5) Don’t throw your old or broken Christmas lights in the recycling bin. Throwing lights in the recycling bin can be dangerous and risk starting a fire. Drop them off at your local recycling center instead! It’s much a much safer route.
We’re really into recycling, but we don’t do this just for us. Recycling appliances, electronics and furniture gets junk out of your space and keeps the planet looking and feeling good. And who doesn’t love looking and feeling good?
So instead of tossing your laptop or microwave in the trash, give it to us. Why? Because we recycle 98.6% of everything that comes through our door. That’s only 1.4% away from perfection. But we’re not here to brag. We’re here to recycle.