Taking Care of Your Home’s Trash and Recycling

Taking Care of Your Home’s Trash and Recycling


Trash removal

Common day humans are busy people. Whether single, in a relationship, or part of a family, a household has a lot of activity going on at all times of day. With all of that activity comes a lot of energy; with the use of a lot of energy comes a lot of necessary food. We don’t think it, but our food waste and various garbage adds up over time, all quite quickly too:

  • The average person can generate well over four pounds of trash each day
  • The average American throws away more than 600 times the amount of their weight in garbage during their lifetime

This can be cardboard boxes broken down from purchased in-store furniture, cartons, boxes, and bags of consumed food products, and other materials that are now either used or viewed unneeded.

These items are excavated from our home, tossed into trash or recycling bags and, more than likely, brought to landfills. It takes up a lot of space, it might not be the best for the environment, and it can prove to be a timely task on each one of us. Similarly, for those that are improperly removing their garbage — littering, it leads towards more serious, detrimental issues, wherein $11.5 billion is spent by governmental services to clean up litter each year.

Taking care of your garbage doesn’t have to be that difficult, rather, it can be quite simply. One of the primary ways to ease your trash recycling woes is to task the help of local garbage services.

Garbage services, those that offer recycling and trash pickup, are professional services that properly remove waste from your property, making your life easier and removing your trash in a responsible, clean manner. While we might not think about it, waste removal is an important thing to have in society. These companies ensure that human waste and garbage is properly removed and brought towards sites that (1) remove trash from homes so not to complicate health issues by being around dangerous waste and (2) recycles recyclable objects either for reuse or for proper removal and storage.

The ways that garbage and waste companies determine how to remove trash is by the “3 Rs” hierarchy — reduce, reuse, and recycle. These classified strata aim to properly minimize waste in communities while determining where its placement will be most beneficial. Consider the fact 9 cubic yards of landfill space can be saved by recycling just one ton of cardboard, something that is more beneficial to the environment, rather than allowing for your trash to simply fester within a landfill. Or consider the fact that the average cost of recycling one ton of trash only costs $30, compared to the $50 it would cost to put the same ton of trash in a landfill. You might not realize it, but where you put your trash is important, whether for your wallet or for the environment.

Where our trash and recycling goes can sometimes be an afterthought for some of us, wherein we just want it to be removed from our house — saving us space — and putting it somewhere else — somewhere far beyond our sight. Yet, while we our saving space within our homes, we very well might be taking up more space within landfills. Consider where your trash is going before you have it removed next time around.