Reduce Garbage

Category: How-To Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018 Written by Publisher

The average Washingtonian tosses about eight pounds of trash each day. Packaging alone makes up about 33% of all our garbage and about 20% is compostable. The family that reduces waste in the home helps protect the environment. Waste reduction is as important as recycling in saving natural resources, energy, disposal space, costs; and in reducing pollution risks.

Organic kitchen food and yard waste can be composted outdoors, or indoors using a worm bin. Items grown by nature and not changed by man can be composting, even coffee grounds (include the filter) tea bags and eggshells. 

Use a mulching lawnmower when mowing the lawn. Use it to shred leaves and other lightweight yard debris too, simply layer on grass and mow over it!  Leaves and grass clippings can also be placed on the garden or around the roots of trees and plants.

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