Tips on how to keep your home “junk-free”

Every homeowner wants to stay in a house free from junk and garbage. Working alone at home won’t be enough to clean the house and dispose the waste, especially if your house is too big. So, you need someone’s help in keeping your home a junk-free environment or you need to do something to control waste production at home.

Junks are not supposed to be home, anyway. They must be disposed and delivered to the right place. Sometimes, disposing the wastes at home is even giving you trouble if you do not know how to manage your wastes properly.

Manageable Tips on disposing junks

Your homes can only be junk-free, if you can manage how to dispose them properly. Without any idea on proper waste management, then you might find it difficult to accomplish. So, we have here some tips on how you can keep your home a junk-free environment to stay. These tips will not just teach you about waste management and proper disposal because you can find these tips economical, too.

  • Reduce your Waste

There are several ways on how you can reduce your waste at home. If you can only do these simple tips, then you will surely reduce the amount of waste around.

You always use plastic bags or paper bags when buying things from the supermarket. If you often go to the supermarket, then you can surely collect many bags. You have to avoid doing that. Why don’t you use a cloth bag for your groceries to reduce waste?

When you are at the supermarket, it would be best to choose products in reusable containers rather than disposable containers. You may use the containers to store processed foods or anything that you want to keep. Avoid picking items in small packages. Try buying in bulk to have less waste. You may even use the recyclable containers to store the items.

Career oriented people often buy instant meals. They do not have time to prepare their own food. Do you know how much waste you have for heating instant meals every day? You do not keep those food containers after use. You all dump them when the container is empty. So, try to minimize that habit.

There are those who are fond of using bottled water or paper cups. Those huge contributions to wastes. Why don’t you just get a water jug? You may use it at home, in school, in the office or take it anywhere you go.

Every day, reading materials such as magazines and newspapers are sent to your mailbox. Can you imagine how much paper you can collect with those deliveries? You are not home every day, anyway because of your work. Why don’t you just read or watch news and current event updates when you have time?

  • Hire Skip Bins

Skip bins are simply larger bins to help you collect and dispose of home/work waste. For example in Perth Australia, they have many local skip bins hire providers for their local residents.

  • Recycling and Reusing Junk

Pretty sure that we have old junks at home. Why don’t you collect and gather all the old stuffs. And then, donate them to those who are in need. If you do not want to use your things again, then let others have it.

It would be better to recycle your wastes. If you have plastic, paper, glass and aluminum materials at home, then collect them and they will be used in recycling. That will be a big help to factories because they can save the cost for buying raw materials.

  • Composting

Create your own compost site. It could be a wooden box or plastic container. It would be best if it is directly under the sun to dry the wastes. And then, make sure that it is covered to avoid flies or other insects around.

You may use food scraps in your compost. Later on, when the process complete, use it as a fertilizer. If you have a garden at home, then you have to separate the green items such as grasses and leaves because it breaks down fast when added to your compost.

The community helping in recycling wastes

Do you know how many residents and business establishments are located in one community? You can find here houses, small restaurants, schools, churches, parks, offices and various shops. A big community with all sorts of building types is usually populated.

If you are staying in such big communities, how can you describe the environment? Can you see trash cans around? Is it bulging with garbage? If not, then this community knows how to manage their waste. But, if you can find these trash cans always full and not even enough for everybody, then waste disposal in this community is uncontrollable.

How would you feel living in such communities? Don’t you know that waste disposal can be a community problem, if you are not going to learn how to recycle your waste? It could have been better if every resident and establishment in the community will cooperate in waste reduction programs. Community leaders must do something to encourage everybody on recycling their waste. In such way, the rate of waste generation in your community will drop down.

Community waste management
What leaders may do

Recycling
As community leaders, who are concerned about waste management and reduction of waste in the community, you have to make a contest. Let’s say that you are going to ask for a diorama of the community. One way of encouraging everybody to join is to give a consolation for the chosen work.

Give rules to every participant, who is coming from various establishments and residents. Tell them that the only material that they are going to use recycled wastes. Give them time to collect and gather the materials that they need.

Aside from that, you may also ask them to make a scrapbook about their group during the working process. This will also be a part of the exhibit. Let them know that all work done will be presented to the whole community. It will not only be the judges, who can see their work, but everybody.

Awareness
During the event or awarding day, the community leaders will not just present the prize to the winners. A part of the celebration is to invite a speaker, who will discuss the importance of waste management. Topics to be discussed also includes waste disposal, composting, reusing and recycling waste. The community leaders must take this opportunity to widen everybody’s knowledge about managing their waste. Residents and establishments might know about waste management, but what if their knowledge is not enough? So, it would be best for community leaders to impart what they can share to reduce waste disposal problems.

Waste Management Programs in the Community

If you are living in a clean and waste-free community, then you would surely love to stay there for the rest of your life. But, if your community has irresponsible and undisciplined citizens, then staying there is a big question. Especially, if the people in your community, do not even know how to dispose their waste properly, then that is a big disappointment.
Nobody will ever dreamed of staying in such community because of so many reasons. First, if the environment is dirty, then insects and rats will be wandering on those messes. Second, with such waste scattered everywhere, then every individual in the community is risking their health to possible illness that may be acquired. This only shows that such community is not safe for everybody. So, would you still choose to live there?
In every community, cleanliness must be maintained. That is possible if every citizen staying in this community will help each other. When it comes to waste management, it can’t be done by a single person. It needs everyone’s cooperation and willingness to have a clean community. So, as an individual, what can you do to maintain cleanliness of the surroundings?
We have community leaders, right? The best thing that they can do is to impose rules and regulations about waste disposal. And then, a strict implementation of these rules and regulations must be done. Let us take this as a responsibility and not a rule. We can also treat this as a community program, where every individual is encouraged to join and participate.

Community waste managemet program

What are in the program?

Garbage Collection
There must be a schedule set when the garbage collector will come and pick the wastes. And then, the waste must not be seen outside the house if there is no schedule. Whoever is caught with wastes outside their house or dumping waste wherever in the community must be fined with a certain amount. In such way the streets will look clean and won’t have bad smell every day.

No Littering Signs
There must be No Littering Signs within the community. If you are eating in the park, then you have to bring your own garbage bag and bring your waste with you. Whoever is caught for leaving wastes or loitering around must be fined with a certain amount.

Collecting fines must not be an issue. This is just a way to remind the people that they need to behave and disciple themselves. If they will follow the rules, then no fines will be collected from them.

How can you contribute in reducing waste in your community?

Everybody wants to stay in a clean community and free from waste. If this is the kind of place, where I am staying, then I will even encourage others to relocate here. Why will I do that? It is because with a waste-free community, you know that you are far from sickness that you may acquire from wastes. Nobody wants to get sick and having a healthy body is important. So, a clean community is an ideal place for everybody to live.

Can you imagine living in a community, where you can find scattered wastes, stack of garbage bags in every corner and trash cans full of waste? With such a picture in mind, it means the community is populated with people and waste disposal problems. I can’t manage to stay in such communities. Can you manage it? I guess you don’t want such kind of communities, too. Something must be done to eliminate such disposal issues.

Ways to reduce waste in the community

As a responsible citizen, we must not let our people and our community suffer from illness that we may acquire due to improper waste disposal. Concerned individuals must do something. So, we have here some ways on how you can reduce waste in your community.

 

Small and big restaurants

If possible, you must avoid using disposable plates, cups, spoons and forks. It is even economical because you do not need to buy too much disposable material. Let’s say that you will only use disposable materials if the customer will dine out. If the customer will dine in, then better use glasswares. It is not just economical, but it also reduces waste. If these small and big restaurants do this, then the rate of daily generated wastes will greatly drop down.

 

Public places

There are parks in the community. If you are coming to have a picnic with your family or friends, then give yourself a rule.

  • Do not litter in the park to maintain cleanliness.
  • Bring your foods stored in reusable containers.
  • Do not bring and use disposable plates, spoons, forks and cups. You may wash them when you come back home, anyway.
  • Clean your spot before leaving the park.

 

Those are just a few of the things that a responsible citizen may do to reduce waste in the community. There are those who do not mind about waste management. It is time to inform them about the health risks of having a community with a waste disposal problem. Let us all encourage them to do things that can contribute to the reduction of generated wastes. If we can all actively participate, then it will benefit us and the future generations.

Ways to Help the community manage waste

Every resident would love to stay in a community with a clean environment and free from waste. Of course, every homeowner would be glad to see that their whole family is safe and far from any health hazard that people might get because of improper waste disposal or too much waste. Do you know that a community with much waste generated is an unsafe community? Why did I say so? If you are staying in a community with the bulk of wastes, then there is a chance of risking your health because of land and water bacteria and toxic contamination. Now, would you like to do something to help your community, especially if your place is generating tons of waste? I believe that every town or city has ordinances, rules and regulations regarding the collection of wastes. But, is it enough to simply generate waste and let garbage collectors collect your waste no matter how much you generated? In my opinion, residents must not only be responsible in gathering and disposing waste. They must also do something to help the community and be responsible in managing their waste at home.

Ways in helping the Community

As a resident and a homeowner of a community, you must be responsible in helping and promoting proper waste disposal and management. I believe that you are aware about the problems that wastes are a cause of some health risks that you may also acquire if wastes are not managed well. So, we have here some ways for you to consider. So that you will not only generate wastes at home. Instead, you can act as a leader to encourage every resident to help you in managing wastes in your community.

Recycling

You may suggest to your mayor or president of your homeowner organization to come up with a program about recycling. Let’s say that you are going to gather recyclable wastes from home. And then you may set a schedule when the community representatives or volunteers are going to collect those recyclable wastes. Paper, plastic, glass, metal and aluminum are some of the wastes that you may gather. If all residents will actively participate in the said program, then a bunch of money may be collected. Your community may use that to fund some activities or improvements of the public spots such as parks and street lights of garbage cans. Through this program, you are not only being responsible in managing your wastes. But, also helping to improve the community as well.

Cleaning

Do you have lakes, swamps or rivers around your community? If you have, then you may form a group and help the people in-charge in cleaning the water. There are still those responsible citizens, who dumps wastes near on the water. If you can’t stop or catch them, then the best thing that you can do is to help in cleaning the water. Do you know that if the water is dumped with wastes, then water will be polluted, becomes dirt and fishes will die. When that happens, then you will be restricted from catching fish, swimming and sailing on the water. In that case some outdoor activities and recreation means will be lessened. Those are not good, so we should not let our community suffer.