Thursday, December 1, 2011

Recycling Can Save You Money

Stop throwing money away, literally and figuratively.  So many items end up in the garbage that could be recycled. Cardboard toilet paper roles, plastic bags and water bottles are some of the items that are ignored as recyclable and end up in the landfill.  Cutting down on trash means cutting back on trash bags and therefore cutting back on money spent on trash bags.  Adding these overlooked items to the recycling bin instead of the garbage means 3-6 fewer trash bags used a week on average.  More recycling means less money spent on garbage bags, $45-$65 annually for an average family of four.  Its not a tremendous amount but ask yourself, would you throw $65 in cash directly in the garbage once a year?  Of course you wouldn't.
Recycling is easy! Aside from rinsing out cans or bottles, recycling doesn't require any more effort than taking out the garbage does.  In  most cities recycling service is curbside just like garbage collection and in rural areas the recycling stations are at the local dump.  Recycling is a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint, become more green and save yourself some green as well! 

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