Athens Services recommends the following tips to help reduce waste in your home and encourage proper recycling:
The following sites provide instructions on how to unsubscribe from junk mail. Consider contacting publishers and organizations directly to opt out of their mailers and solicitations.
Say, “No, thank you” to “free” items.
For more ideas, check out the FDA’s Tips to Reduce Food Waste
Shop the grocery store’s bulk section or search for refill stores to reduce packaging. Check with the store to see if they have any restrictions or requirements when using reusable jars and/or produce bags.
Visit Athens’ What Goes Where Guide & Reuse page for more information on how to:
Also, check out Athens’ video Sustainable Tips for Moving Out & Decluttering for more tips.
Check out Athens’ video Recycling Essentials: The Do’s and Don’ts for more tips.
Knowing what is in your trash will help you understand where changes can be implemented. Follow these steps to visually audit your waste containers over a one week period.
Athens offers combined green waste, food scraps, and food-soiled paper (100% fiber-based) collection service for commercial accounts and residential areas.
Check your city page (residential or commercial) for the latest updates on food waste collection in your city. If your city does not accept food scraps in the organics container at this time, consider home composting or local drop off locations, or as a last resort, dispose of food scraps in the trash.
“25 million trees are killed to produce
45 billion disposable pairs each year.”
– Bian Jiang
Secretary-General of the China Cuisine Association
“Americans consume yearly on average 2,200 paper napkins or 6 napkins per person per day.”
– New York University
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