Rubbish Removal & Recycling

You can call it by many terms — junk, garbage, trash, rubbish, waste, scrap — it all relates to degradable materials produced by human activity. Well, don’t be one of the many who just dumps their rubbish in one garbage dumpster.

Proper or improper (oh, god forbid!) waste management undertakes effect on health and sanitation, and the aesthetics of the environment or what a scientific could call as the ecosystem.

Waste Management, primarily is a rolling off cycle of waste materials: it starts with the collection of the junks, then transported for processing, thereby, a series of methods are implemented to recycle or dispose the waste materials, which is classified as liquid or gaseous substances and solid wastes.

As a note: classification of waste materials has different methods for disposal. But since this article is intended for homeowners’ usage, the scope is limited only to solid waste removal.

In order to practice proper waste removal at your home, the skill you should master is organization and management.

There are so many ways on how you can manage wastes inside your house, all you need is a basid knowledge of the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

REDUCE the amount and toxicity of trash you discard.

In reducing junks in your house, the concept of "source reduction" is best exemplified.

In order to "source reduce," it means that you consume and throw away less. To do this you can start practice on purchasing durable, long lasting goods; look for products that are free of toxics like lead; and don't buy things impulsively when you don't need it. Too much junk in your house only increases clutter.

Composting is also included in this category since it reduces the biodegradable wastes in your home. Aside from reducing rubbish in your home it also keeps organic wastes out of landfills that pollutes the air and detriments anybody’s health; and provides nutrients to the soil and plants.

REUSE or repair what is broken, or give it to someone who can fix it.

One man's trash is another man's treasure. It is true in every sense!

Reusing items or repairing items for use, donating them to community groups or charity or selling them also reduces junk. The advantage of reusing products is even better than recycling because the item does not need to be reprocessed before it can be used again.

There are many ways you can reuse items inside your house. For example: if you have consumed a bottle of soda, you can refill it with water and store it in the fridge; reuse appliance boxes by stashing old clothes and storing it in the basement.

In reusing items, all you need is a sense of creativity to resource old items and turn it to good use.

RECYCLE as much as possible, which includes buying products with recycled content.

Recycling is the reprocessing of valuable resources and turning it into new products. Recycling reduces the consumption of raw materials, and hence greenhouse gas emissions. This concept generates environmental, financial, and social benefits.

Glasses, metals, plastics, and papers are collected, separated and then sent to facilities that can process them into new materials or products. An example of this are the recycled papers used as a shopping bag.