When fall temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, many people’s thoughts turn to preparing their homes and yards for impending winter. That means cleaning up and clearing out which can produce a lot of excess stuff such as leftover hazardous wastes, leaves and yard debris, old clothing and outdated electronics.
Here are just a few recycling tips for a cleaner and greener fall season:
- Fall is the perfect time to gather up all your household hazardous waste products and participate in your community’s collection program. Others collect household hazardous waste year-round.
- Last year’s gear and gadgets are out of date the minute you get a new phone or computer. Don’t let those old electronics go to the landfill. Recycle them. Just not in your curbside recycling. Take old computers and electronics to Staples, Best Buy or any local nonprofit organization near you.
- Fall means it’s time for the leaves to clutter your yard. Don’t let those leaves go to a landfill. Compost them yourself or through your community’s pick-up program.
- Old clothes seem to pile up at the end of the season and nobody wants them taking up space around the house. While you can’t recycle them in your curbside recycling, they can be donated for reuse.