Infographic on Waste Plus Recycling Disposal Methods

What happens to your garbage after you get rid of it? If you’re like most people, you don’t give it much thought, but whether or not you know it, you’re thinking about it more than past generations. Simply separating glass or plastic from regular garbage and putting it in the recycling bin is more than many people did in the past. As a result, we’re wasting fewer resources, depositing less non-biodegradable waste into landfills, and keeping our air and water cleaner. However, even though we’re smarter than we’ve ever been about disposing our waste responsibly, there’s still a lot that isn’t common knowledge. 

The American household generates a lot of waste over the course of a year, and not all of it falls into an easily identifiable category. For example, most everyone knows now that glass or plastic bottles should be recycled to save energy and keep them out of landfills, but what about bottles that are half-filled with household cleansers? Fluorescent light bulbs are made of glass, but does that mean they’re safe to put in the recycling bin? What should you do if you have old car tires or a broken washing machine that you have to get rid of?

Although much of the garbage and waste generated by the average American household easily can be thrown away in the garbage can or recycling bin, occasionally there will be items that you’re not sure how to dispose of properly. In those cases, you may need to consider an alternative method of disposal, such as a hazardous waste facility or hiring a junk removal service. The following guide tells you how to get rid of almost anything you may need to dispose of safely. If you’re unsure of what to do with certain items, take a moment to think about it and make sure you’re disposing of those items in the most responsible manner.

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Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.

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