Recycling Habits for Your Home

Even if you already recycle at home, there are always things you can do to improve your habits. We all know about the 3 R’s, (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) but are you following those steps on a daily basis? Good recycling isn’t just setting up a bin at home; it’s about changing some lifestyle habits. Here are a few things you can do to get started on improving your recycling.

Use Less
Of course this is on the list! Reducing the amount of waste your household produces is the number one way to reduce your impact on our landfills. It’s hard to cut some products out of your life, so we recommend instead trying the old “switcharoo.”

Instead of single-use cleaning pads for your floors, use a good broom and mop. Paper towels are an added waste when used, so why not switch them out for a good rag.  Use less plastic by skipping the bottled water and buying a water filter. We can go on and on but it all comes down to this, single-use items do more harm than good.

Energy Efficient Appliances
Did you get a nice sum of tax return money? If you have extra cash to spend, why not upgrade your appliances to something more energy efficient. Although buying new appliances doesn’t fall under the “recycling” habit, energy efficient appliances help preserve natural resources like water.

Get Everyone Involved
If you’re trying to install healthy recycling habits in your home, you have to make sure everyone is onboard. Sure it may not be that harmful to occasionally throw a recyclable into the trash bin, but skipping or taking the easy way out here and there is not the right habit to get into. Sit down with your family and make sure everyone knows what you are trying to do and how everyone as a team can reach the goal. 

At RedFish Recycling, we make “going green” simple. If you are looking for more tips on recycling, check out our Facebook page.