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How do you begin recycling to reduce garbage pick-up volume?

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Start recycling at home by finding out what the local recycling regulations are and getting a recycling receptacle from the local council if one hasn't already been provided. Next, find out if recycling can be picked up at the doorstep and which day of the week this is done.

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How do you begin recycling to reduce garbage pick-up volume?
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Once it is discovered which items qualify as recyclable, set up a place to store recycling containers. Recycling bins can be set up in various areas of the house, such as the kitchen, bathroom and garage. Mark the date of pick-up on a calendar or request a pick-up calendar from the local council. If the local area does not provide a pick up service, find out where the drop off points are located.

Some items, such as glass jars, need to be rinsed out before being added to the recycle bin. Different materials sometimes need to be sorted into different bins, this information is also available from the local council. To save a trip, make drop-off recycling runs on the same day grocery shopping is done. Downsizing the trash bin can is helpful for promoting recycling within a household. Encourage every member of the household to recycle, and make sure they are informed on qualified materials.

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