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How to Recycle If Your Community Doesn’t Offer Service

Dad Helping His Young Daughter Gather Recyclables in Their Santa Fe RentalCommunity recycling programs are an excellent way to reduce waste and protect the environment, but what should you do if your Santa Fe community doesn’t provide recycling services? You can still contribute to waste reduction even if you do not have a recycling service that comes to you. There are plenty of things you can do to help make a difference, from recycling responsibly to motivating your neighborhood to start a program.

Reduce Waste

Making an effort to reduce your consumption of things that are normally tossed away is one of the best ways to manage your trash responsibly. For instance, stay away from purchasing goods with excessive packaging, consumables like paper towels, and non-biodegradable items like Styrofoam containers.

Compost Organic Waste

Composting your food scraps and yard waste is a fantastic additional way to reduce waste. This prevents them from ending up in landfills, where they take up space and produce the potent greenhouse gas methane. You can find a ton of information online to get started if you’re unsure how to compost.

Find a Local Recycling Center

There’s a good chance there is a recycling facility nearby where you can take your materials even if your community doesn’t provide a recycling pick-up service. You can search online or contact your local waste management department to locate a recycling center.

Recycle Electronics Responsibly

It is important to not simply discard electronics haphazardly. Do your best to responsibly recycle them. Search for a nearby e-waste recycling center or give away your used electronics to organizations that will refurbish and reuse them. For specific electronics, some retailers and manufacturers offer recycling programs.

Encourage Your Community to Start a Recycling Program

Encourage the local leaders to start a recycling program if your neighborhood doesn’t have one already. You can send letters, go to neighborhood gatherings, or even start a petition. To start a program in your community, it can be very helpful to showcase your support for recycling.

Even if your district doesn’t have a recycling program yet, observing these tips will avoid possible waste. Regarding environmental preservation, every little bit helps. We can all influence the situation by cooperating.

Consult with one of our Santa Fe property managers if you’re searching for a rental home in a neighborhood with an established recycling pickup service. They’ll be happy to talk specifics about our rental listings, which you can browse online.

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