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.
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.
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.