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How to Recycle If Your Community Doesn’t Offer Service

Dad Helping His Young Daughter Gather Recyclables in Their New Bedford RentalCommunity recycling programs are an excellent way to reduce waste and protect the environment, but what should you do if your New Bedford community doesn’t provide recycling services? There are ways for you to contribute to waste reduction even if you don’t even have a recycling service that can come to you. You can do a great deal to make a difference, from recycling responsibly to persuading your community to begin a program.

Reduce Waste

Reduce your consumption of items that will be thrown away as much as you can to manage your trash responsibly. Avoid purchasing items, for instance, that come in a lot of packaging, disposables like paper towels, and things that won’t biodegrade like Styrofoam containers.

Compost Organic Waste

Composting your food scraps and yard waste is a fantastic additional way to reduce waste. This prevents them from ending up in landfills, where they take up space and produce the potent greenhouse gas methane. There are a lot of online resources available to guide you if you’re unsure how to compost.

Find a Local Recycling Center

There’s a good chance there is a recycling facility nearby where you can take your materials even if your community doesn’t provide a recycling pick-up service. You can search online for recycling facilities or contact your community’s waste management office.

Recycle Electronics Responsibly

Electronics shouldn’t just be thrown away. Try your best to responsibly recycle them. Locate a local e-waste recycling center or contribute used electronics to organizations that will recycle and repurpose them. Certain retailers and manufacturers provide recycling programs for electronic products.

Encourage Your Community to Start a Recycling Program

Encourage the local leaders to start a recycling program if your neighborhood doesn’t have one already. You can send letters, go to neighborhood gatherings, or even start a petition. Getting a program started in your community can be greatly impacted by demonstrating your support for recycling.

Even if your neighborhood doesn’t yet offer recycling services, using these suggestions will help you avoid unnecessary waste. Regarding environmental preservation, every little bit helps. We can all create a change through a joint effort.

Interact with one of our New Bedford property managers if you’re planning to look for a rental home in an area where a recycling pickup service is already established. They’ll be happy to talk specifics about our rental listings, which you can browse online.

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