Cleveland - Recycling Tips

There are a number of ways to reduce and recycle. Here are a few tips on how you can get start heading in a greener direction.

Practice the basic three R's

1. Reduce

Examples of what you can do:

  • Don't ask for a bag if you can carry your purchases
  • Buy 'loose' food rather than pre-packaged
  • Block junk mail and unwanted faxes
  • Cancel unwanted newspapers deliveries, donate old magazines
  • Grow your own vegetable garden.
  • take reusable plastic container to work or school
  • Turn off faucet in between rinsing your teeth, washing dishes, ect.

2. Reuse

Examples of what you can do:

  • Reuse carrier bags
  • Reuse scrap paper.
  • Reuse envelopes
  • Donate electronics
  • Buy rechargeable items
  • Use more refillable containers (lunch box)

3. Recycle

Examples of what you can do:

  • Wear hand-me-downs if you can.
  • Choose recyclable packaging
  • compost - lots of kitchen waste can be composted.