We often forget about the amount of waste created after a holiday party. This waste includes food containers, wrapping paper, and packaging. Families who celebrate Christmas and other holidays with big gatherings can add up quickly. Nearly a quarter of all the waste generated by Americans in a year happens during the holidays.
What can you do to prepare for a large amount of waste? Follow the steps below to get started.
- Start recycling and earning today.
In more progressive cities, you will find that the recycling bins are more significant and picked up more often than the trash bins. Follow that information and take concerted action to recycle all your paper, glass, and aluminum products.
- Donate to a good cause
If you want to update your wardrobe, start by looking through your closet and pulling out anything you haven’t worn in a while. Donate those clothes to a charity of your choice. Many places accept clothing donations, but the Salvation Army and Goodwill are some of our favorites.
- Find out how to reuse
Break down the boxes you used for presents and store them away if you have the space. You can reuse them next year for Christmas or birthdays. The same goes for bows, which you can keep away and use next year.
- Find out what can’t be recycled.
Many gift wrapping we use during the holidays is not the type of paper we can recycle. You can store gift wrap and tissue paper together with your boxes and bows for later use.
- Get your recyclables clean.
To make sure your recyclables are clean, rinse out your bottles and cans before recycling them. If you don’t, it will be harder to recycle them, and they may contaminate the other recyclables.
There are many various kinds of gifts that you can give someone. Instead of buying a skill that takes a lot of time to wrap, you can buy something meaningful and doesn’t require any wrapping. It could be tickets, certificates, memberships, subscriptions, or other items.
- Community planning
If you live in a community that wants to work together to eliminate holiday waste, rent a dumpster and put it in a strategic spot in your neighborhood. That way, everyone can get rid of their holiday waste and Christmas trees.
If the above tips don’t work for you then you may need to use the solution below.
Solution: Hire a dumpster rental service
If you need to get rid of a lot of waste, Precision Disposal of South Florida can help. They have different-sized dumpsters that you can order and have delivered to your neighborhood. They have 10 yard, 15 yard, 20 yard, 25 yard and 30 yard dumpsters. Call 1 772-281-5027 now for inquiries and reservation of dumpsters or visit their site at https://www.treasurecoastdumpsterrental.com/