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Save Your Money by Reducing Your Waste

Reducing the amount of stuff you consume is a great way to reduce the amount of waste you produce and money you spend—meaning you lower your impact on the earth and have more money at the end of the month. Here are some tips from Nicky Scott’s [1] Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide [2]. Easy Lighten your garbage can—take out everything that can be composted and use your current recycling service. Don’t use that empty box to store toys or tools: it’s for recycling! Most of us now have some sort of curbside program. Read the information that comes with it, or contact your local authority for more information. If you have Internet access, look on your municipality’s Website. A bit more effort Can anyone else use your cast-offs? Try your local playgroup, school, charities, community group, community hall, or social services. Go the whole hog! Volunteer to help your local recycling or composting project.