You do! Great!
I would but....there is not a recycling plant in 100 miles of where we live. We use to have recycling bins as part of our community. But a few years ago they were done away with. And I miss them.
Now I can take cans to a local aluminium cash in site. And you can return plastic bags to a bin at the grocery store. Also many stores have a place to drop of your computer ink cartridges. You can also donate your old cell phones to the cell phone store. But that is it.
I can not recycle paper, plastic or glass. I do what I can with food. First I do not have many leftovers. And I keep a container in the fridge for left over stew. Left over liquids go to the plants in the flower bed. And I rake the dog yard and put the waste in a heap with all my lawn waste. This will make great compost for the gardens.
I was reading about recycling in Australia online. They seem to have a really great system. They have a program called skip hire Sydney that has several good recycling tips. I borrowed them for all of us to take note of.
- Don’t use plastic bags to hold your recyclables – simply put your recyclables straight in the appropriate recycling bin.
- When recycling plastic bottles, make sure they are empty and remove all lids.
- Ensure that paper and cardboard is not spoiled with food, metals, glass or plastics before you recycle
- Recycle your newspapers.
- Printer Cartridges, Corks, Mobile Phones and Plastic Bags can all be recycled.
- Avoid using single use plastic shopping bags
- After a party, take the time to separate the recyclables!
- Buy products that have minimal packaging
- Buy products that have recycled material in their packaging
- Buy Recycled products such as toilet paper and printing paper