Every Day Is Earth Day for Budget Disposal

Planet EarthAlthough we are an ordinary dumpster rental company who will recycle, we are hopeful that the people of Earth can get a handle on the waste we produce. But we have a long way to go. It is crucial that Earthlings come up with a better solution to waste management than digging a hole in the ground and burying it.

  • According to an EPA study, in 2010 Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and only recycled and composted some 34.1 percent of it.
  • Tennesseeans spend 1.0 billion dollars to landfill 10 million tons of solid waste annually, according to this blog, and Tennessee landfills approximately 8-9 million tons of solid waste and construction waste a year.
  • In fiscal year 2013-2014, Metro Nashville Public Works recycled 56,271 tons of residential waste alone, according to this government report.

How Can You and Your Family Get Involved?

  1. Be a Real Recycler. As homeowners, we know it can be tough to recycle everything, but with a proper system in place, it can become easy. Once you put in place a system of recycling for your family, it will become simple and routine to follow that system and recycle.
  2. Re-Use Plastic Reclosable Storage Bags. Don’t be a one-use family! Those plastic bags are made to last forever. Instead of using them once and considering them dirty and tossing them out, embrace the cost-saving idea that one box of reclosable bags can last months.
  3. Compost. Food waste becomes great soil. If you are not using it, your neighborhood community garden may want it.
  4. Purchase Less Packaging. Fruits and vegetables have a natural wrapping. They do not need to be put on plastic and wrapped in cellophane.

Earth Day starts with us, and needs to last all year long. All of us contribute to waste and therefore the need for sustainable waste management. For America to get where we need to go, it is going to take all of us buying into a system that works.

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