Wednesday, April 4, 2018

5 Simple Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 4/22/18

1. BYO Grocery Bags 
Making the effort to put reusable shopping bags in your car could start a new habit that would reduce the use of plastic bags. There are so many nifty bags that fold up to a tiny tiny size, making earth-friendly shopping easy and convenient. 

2. Recycle E-Waste
Slowly but surely, recycling has become available in just about every city and town. But what about the stuff that can't go in the recycling bin? The EPA and other agencies suggest that electronic waste (aka e-waste) is the fastest growing waste stream in the world. Chances are, you've got an outdated electronic appliance gathering dust somewhere in your house right now, and your neighbors probably do too. Make sure these gadgets end up properly recycled instead of taking up space or leaching toxins in a landfill.  *As a value added service, these items can be recycled into one of our rentals at a slight cost.

3. Go Paper-less 
Did you know that switching all of your bills to e-bill and online invoices can save millions of trees every single year? It's true! And it's not just the use of paper that's bad for the environment. There are the other consumables that go along with it, like ink. Production of ink uses fossil fuels, and most inks contain chemicals and other substances that are harmful to our environment. 

4. Stop drinking bottled water 
Even with recycling efforts, it is said that 6 out of 7 plastic bottles consumed in the US are sent somewhere far and out of sight. In turn, the chemicals from the bottles might get into soils and watersheds, making them toxic and hazardous. There is nothing healthier or you, your wallet, and the planet than filtered tap water in a reusable bottle. 

5. Get Outside 
Earth Day is about enjoying and taking care of the planet, so why spend it inside, glued to a screen? Go for a hike, take a nature walk with your kids, plan a picnic in the park, or a game of kickball with your buddies. Remember how great it feels to have the wind in your hair and the sun on your face! Reconnecting with nature is the best way to remind yourself why we’re fighting so hard to protect it.

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with one of our residential friendly clean & green bins! They are great when tackling a home clean out, renovation project, or even a yard clean up. Whatever the project at hand is, you'll be happy to know that we recycle all materials at local transfer station facilities. 

Give us a call or contact us online and our Dumpster Consultants can discuss your project needs, recommend a size, or schedule a rental. Our office number is 978-582-1176. 

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