Some of us have lived in communities that seem to be a bit behind the "going green" revolution. And after years of hearing about various recycling programs, we suddenly find council funded recycling bins on our front lawn, ready to be used.|
Depending on where you live, you might have one or up to five different recycling bins. Typically these are large, ugly and difficult to store comfortably.
Your counties may be interested in only recycling paper, glass and plastics which is something that has been in vogue for decades. You may have visited recycling centres at your local supermarket as a child. That was the beginning of the recycling revolution.
Usually, one single bin that collects newspapers (or actually any kind of paper and cardboard from cake mix boxes to the paper you take out of your shredding machine) can be easily stashed in the garage. The trick, however, is to figure out how to carry that to the curb on recycling day. Paper is quite heavy in bulk, especially if it happens to get wet or damp. This can make transporting recycling bins difficult unless you devise a way of moving them easily.
But what about the other recycling bins you might be required to use? Some of them just don't seem to fit nicely anywhere, and to keep them far from the kitchen can be more of a pain than the recycling is worth. Just collecting cans and bottles can turn a corner of your kitchen or garage into what looks like the local bottling plant. There really isn't any place to keep these containers without having them get in the way.
If you do have the room in a remote corner of your kitchen, you will probably store bins outside. Remember that you'll need to make very sure that bottles and cans are cleaned out before putting in the bins. A tiny drop of liquid can attract what seems like every bug in the neighbourhood. The bins should be rinsed out thoroughly after every pickup to kill the odours, kill the germs and loosen up any grimy deposits.
Some communal buildings have actually taken these storage problems into consideration and they have obtained individual large outdoor containers, much like those found outside businesses. All your recyclables can be put into the appropriate containers when necessary, making indoor storage easier. These containers can be placed next to wherever you store your ordinary waste bins and if you're really lucky, yours might have wheels on it to make it easier to get to the curb on bin collection day.
Again - clean these out regularly. Believe it or not, recycling bins can get even dirtier than your regular bins simply because your other rubbish is probably inside waste bags, which helps cut down on the grime that could get into the barrel itself. Recycled products are not - they are just thrown in without being placed into bags, meaning that unpleasant residue can form if proper precautions are not taken.
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