So of course you are recycling, but there may be areas you can improve on. Check out this list of 10 great recycling tips:
1. Make sure you are recycling everything you can - contact your local recycling company for more information on what your community recycles.
2. Once you know what can be recycled, do your best to avoid items that can't be recycled.
3. Compost food scraps and yard waste.
4. Contact catalog companies to stop any catalogs you receive and choose to shop online instead.
5. Stop junk mail as much as you can by checking out the tips found at http://www.obviously.com/junkmail
6. Use the backs of any junk mail you receive for notes or shopping lists before putting them in the recycling bin.
7. Be sure to recycle your hazardous household waste properly, consult earth911.org for more info on how and where to recycle hazardous waste in your area.
8. Create an attractive and organized recycling center in your home so your family can easy help with your recycling efforts.
9. Create some recycling fun for your kids by making crafts with items that might typically end up in the trash. Need some inspiration, check your local library or bookstore for Laura C. Martin's book Recycled Crafts Box.
10. Try to find ways to recycle everything - donate used clothing to thrift stores, donate magazines, books, and movies to the library, donate cell phones to charitable organizations for recycling, donate old towels to the local animal shelter, donate craft supplies to local schools or nursing homes, offer items you no longer need on freecycle.org - the list goes on and on. Try to make the trash can the last choice for items you no longer need.