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Different Trash Can Colors Can be Ideal for Recycling

By admin - Last updated: Monday, March 22, 2010 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Before a homeowner considers purchasing a different trash can, there are several things to keep in mind. With everything to think about like the climate to the current “green” movement, a person will want to make a considerate choice when purchasing a waste receptacle. However, keeping these things in mind, who ever said taking out the trash had to be boring?

hex trash canBefore a homeowner picks a size, color or design for their trash cans, the question is: what is going to be put in the trash can? It can seem simple to someone that has not put thought into the situation, but when considering all of the curbside recycling programs across the country, the last thing you want to do is purchase trash can colors that would confuse the garbage collectors. If a community uses a certain color, it can lead to throwing waste into the wrong colored can and disposal of the trash could be improper.

Perhaps you live in a family that wishes to join the green trend and do your part with more recycling. This could mean you need to actually track your trash habits for a week and see if there are things that are being tossed for disposal instead of being recycled. Tracking trash and writing things down could show you exactly where your trash is going and make a conscious choice to do your part in efforts to recycle more materials instead of just pitching into the can.

Because the average American throws out 1.3 pounds of food per day, one thing to consider would be making a compost pile. After determining what can be recycled, trash can colors can play an important part in the organization process and make it easier for every member of the family. It has become very popular to recycle materials such as plastic milk jugs and two-liter bottles, egg cartons, newspaper and cardboard grocery sacks, among other things. Each time something is recycled it avoids being put into the landfills and gets the chance to be reused as something else.

Now that you know how important it is to recycle and what you can do with certain materials, purchasing certain trash can colors can take the guesswork out of which recyclable goes in which can. Not only are more families embracing recycling, but also purchasing less harsh clean chemicals and using recycled trash bags and paper products can also be a budget saver and environmentally friendly. By doing your part and making it a family affair, you are teaching your kids how to respect the earth and carrying on a tradition which will make recycling all the more special.

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