Let’s face it, a large part of the urban population live in apartments, condos or dormitories. These are residences where space is an issue and maintaining a recycling program is not always easy to do. In today’s fast-paced world, if something is not simple and convenient, it is often lost or forgotten. We can’t let this happen to our recycling efforts. The world is too precious a resource to neglect.  So, what can we do?

For starters, the idea of having a large curb side recycling container or blue box right inside your apartment or condo is simply not an option. There just isn’t the space for it. What is required is a smaller recycle bin which fits conveniently in a closet or under your kitchen sink. Only by making it convenient to collect items in recycling containers can we assure that these items indeed find their way into our recycling programs. Keeping recyclables out of the trash and in recycling bins is the first step in doing our part.

Another good idea is to find a recycle container that is not only small enough to be used in apartment recycling, but that can also act as a stackable recycle bin. This way, you can create your own recycling station right in your apartment, condo or dormitory.  When recycling is convenient, recycling is successful.

Even in larger homes, using a recycling bin in the kitchen is very important. Think of it like this…. your kitchen trash can is like a vacuum for all waste. It is easy to access and easy to place almost anything into. How can your recycling efforts compete with that? It’s actually easier than you think. By simply placing a recycling container right in the kitchen close to your garbage bin, you are allowing for each and every member of the household to participate fully in your recycling program.

Much like in an apartment, all it takes in a larger home is a recycling bin that is small and easy to use. If it is a stackable recycling container, better still.  If possible, try to use a recycle bin in your kitchen that has a handle for toting your recyclables to your curb side recycle bin or recycling cart several times a week.

The most important thing to remember is that convenience is a key factor in any of your recycling efforts. If you have limited space, such as in an apartment, condo or dorm, choose a recycling container that has a small footprint, is stackable and is easily portable. For larger kitchens, compete with your garbage bin by using a recycling receptacle that is appealing in its ease of use for everyone.

By selecting a recycle bin that matches your needs, you will ensure you maximize your recycling and minimize your waste.  It is easier than you think.

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