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How to Recycle If Your Community Doesn’t Offer Service

Dad Helping His Young Daughter Gather Recyclables in Their Cabot RentalCommunity recycling programs are an excellent way to cut waste and preserve the environment, but what should you do if your Cabot community cannot provide recycling services? Even if you do not have a recycling service that comes to your home, you can still help reduce waste. You can do a great deal to make a difference, from recycling responsibly to persuading your community to begin a program.

Reduce Waste

Making an effort to reduce your consumption of things that are normally tossed away is one of the best ways to manage your trash responsibly. For instance, stay away from purchasing goods with excessive packaging, consumables like paper towels, and non-biodegradable items like Styrofoam containers.

Compost Organic Waste

Composting food scraps and yard waste is an increasingly viable method of waste removal. This prevents them from ending up in landfills, where they would consume space and produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. There are a lot of online resources available to guide you if you’re unsure how to compost.

Find a Local Recycling Center

There’s a good chance there is a recycling facility nearby where you can take your materials even if your community doesn’t provide a recycling pick-up service. To locate a recycling center, you can search online or contact your community’s waste management department.

Recycle Electronics Responsibly

Electronics should not be discarded carelessly. Make every attempt to responsibly recycle them. Locate a local e-waste recycling center or contribute used electronics to organizations that will recycle and repurpose them. Certain retailers and manufacturers provide recycling programs for electronic products.

Encourage Your Community to Start a Recycling Program

Encourage your local leaders to start a recycling program if your community doesn’t already have one. You can start a petition, go to neighborhood meetings, or write letters. To start a program in your community, it can be very helpful to showcase your support for recycling.

Even if your community does not yet have a recycling service, applying these pointers will prevent future waste from being produced. Regarding environmental preservation, every little bit helps. Through collaboration, we can all have an impact.

Discuss with one of our Cabot property managers if you’re trying to look for a rental home in a community with an existing recycling pickup service. They’ll be happy to talk specifics about our rental listings, which you can browse online.

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