4 practical ways to recycle your waste

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1. Make yourself some stackable bins

Buying three separate bins can become quite an expensive endeavour, not to mention becoming an issue of space in your kitchen. A great way to start your journey into recycling is to re-use old bins, stack them and label them with the items to be recycled. You could also use old boxes that are marked to separate your biodegradable products such as food items from glass, cans and paper.

 

2. Take recycling into your own hands

There are a number of places you can take your waste to depending on the area you are in. MyWaste index is a great start, the site allows you to enter the item you want to recycle and the radius of the area you are in and it will show you results of places nearby to take your waste. There are a number of places (Buy-back centres ) that pay for items such as glass, metals or cans while local farms always welcome compost waste from vegetables, fruit and food items.

 

3. Get some colour-coded rubbish bags

Buy colour-coded bags to put different types of waste for recycling. You could drop off certain types of wastes at different recycling places in your area.

 

4. Separate your current bin

If you have a big bin already you could always separate it into different compartments using cardboard. Measure the height of your bin and cut the cardboard to that height. Make sure the cardboard cuts the bin in half and if you want more space, fold the cardboard to make three of four compartments. You could also try this method using a large box and separate it into different parts.

 

 

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