3 Tips For Limiting The Amount Of Trash You Put Out On The Curb

Posted on: 13 January 2016

Some people decide that they need to limit the amount of trash they put out on the curb for various reasons. Whether you want to avoid going over the limits set forth by the trash company for how many bags you can set out each week, or you simply do not want to be the one neighbor with a ton of trash, you will want to check out the following tips.  

Buy A Garbage Compactor

There are electric garbage compactors that you can purchase at just about any home improvement store. You simply load your trash into it, close it up, and turn it on. The machine does all of the work so that your garbage is as compacted as possible. This allows you to throw out the same amount of garbage but it will not take up anywhere near as much space as it once did. This can also save you a lot of money in garbage bags over the course of a year since you will not need as may each week.  

Break Down Your Boxes

If you are not interested in purchasing a garbage compactor or you simply need to wait to buy one, you can start breaking down the boxes that are heading to the trash can. This means everything from the box of stuffing to the box your child's toy came in will need to be dismantled so that it lays flat. Think about all of the space you will save in your trash bags when they are not filled with boxes that are now holding nothing but air.

Start A Compost

Do you have a little flower garden, veggie garden, or some outdoor potted plants that could use some quality soil and fertilizer? If so, then you are going to want to start a compost in your backyard. The benefit of this is that the more food you throw into your compost, the less space will be taken up in your garbage can. You can start by throwing leftover veggies, coffee grounds, and fruit peels in your compost. Make sure that you are locating a full list of all of the things that you can add to your compost. A good book or website on composting would be a great place to start if you have never done this before.   

With those three ideas in mind, you should have no trouble limiting the amount of trash that you have to put out on the curb each week for pickup (from local professionals, such as those from B-P Trucking Inc).