Now that it’s spring, it’s time to do some deep cleaning of your home. Among the most gratifying ways to prepare for a new season is by clearing your space physically and energetically. Too many things in the home can be suffocating which is all the more reason for you to deep dive into spring cleaning. The things that you no longer want can be recycled rather easily depending on the materials that they are made of. Here are four recycling tips to keep in mind while spring cleaning:
Develop A System for Recycling
For example, if you set up recycling bins inside the garage for glass, plastic, paper, and cardboard, you then have an easy and convenient way to recycle household waste. These items will stay out of the trash can and be used to create new items sold by retailers around the world. This will be easy for each family member to follow and help them understand which materials belong in which bin.
Learn the Different Types of Recyclables for Easy Sorting
Recyclables come with their own classification system. For example, there are five different types of recyclables available and they’re numbered 1-5. The most common is 2 or HDPE which includes pop and water bottles, peanut butter jars, and salad dressing bottles and containers which are made into laundry detergent bottles, oil bottles, pens, and lumber.
Note that Some Items Require a Specific Type of Disposal
There are some items that can be recycled but considered hazardous so they require careful handling. Learning which items belong in the recycling bin and which don’t is imperative because it prevents harmful substances from becoming a part of the environment.
Scrap Metal Has Monetary Value
Scrap copper or metal in the form of radiators, coils, wire, tubes, insulated cables, and buzz bars are accepted by many companies who pay for these recyclables. Rather than putting them out on the curb, it may be more lucrative to bring them to a scrap metal recycling company instead.
Spring cleaning offers you the opportunity to purge your home, garage, and shed of things you no longer need or use. It clears your property of items that are eventually recycled and made into new products. Applying the tips listed above helps you determine which items to donate, throw away, and place in the recycling bin. That way, you don’t need to put much thought into clearing your residence of clutter.