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How to Recycle If Your Community Doesn’t Offer Service

Dad Helping His Young Daughter Gather Recyclables in Their Jenks RentalThe environment can be protected and waste can be reduced through community recycling programs, but what can you do if your Jenks community doesn’t provide recycling services? There are still ways to reduce waste even if you lack a recycling service that will come to you. You can do so much to make a difference, from inspiring your community to start a program to handling recyclables sensibly.

Reduce Waste

One of the most effective ways to dispose of trash responsibly is to reduce your consumption of items that will inevitably be disposed of. 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 hinders them from ending up in landfills, where they would devour space and create methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Numerous online resources are available to guide you if you’re unsure how to compost.

Find a Local Recycling Center

There’s probably a recycling facility close by where you can take your materials even if your neighborhood doesn’t provide recycling pick-up services. To locate a recycling center, you can search online or contact your community’s waste management department.

Recycle Electronics Responsibly

It’s critical to not throw electronics in the trash. Make every attempt to responsibly recycle them. Spot the nearest e-waste recycling facility or give used electronics to nonprofits that will repair and reuse them. Some such manufacturers and retailers grant recycling programs for specific electrical gadgets.

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 send letters, go to neighborhood gatherings, or even start a petition. To start a program in your community, it can be very helpful to showcase your support for recycling.

Even if there isn’t a recycling service in your neighborhood yet, using these ideas will enable you to reduce waste. When it comes to preserving our environment, every bit counts. We can all change things by teaming up together.

Consult with one of our Jenks property managers if you’re searching for a rental home in a neighborhood with an established recycling pickup service. They’ll be happy to talk specifics about our rental listings, which you can browse online.

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