These days, almost 90% of Americans have access to drop-off recycling or curbside trash disposal. That means it’s never been easier to use your local trash and recycling services. There are many good reasons to use these services as often as possible. Trash volume continues to increase and the benefits of using trash and recycling programs are numerous.
One of the biggest benefits of trash and recycling services is that it helps reduce waste. Many municipal trash and recycling services have state-of-the-art facilities to process materials so that landfills end up being much less crowded.
There’s a sense of pride that comes with keeping your community clean. By using your local trash and recycling services, you’re doing a small part to keep that pride going. With timely pickup and well-planned routes, these services can keep a community clean. In turn, a clean community means higher property values and more community buy-in from the people who live there.
A Boost for Your Health
No one likes having trash or recyclables piled up in their home or garage. When that happens, trash can especially become a breeding ground for critters like mice and bugs like ticks, mosquitos, and fleas. By hauling your trash bins out to the curb and emptying your recycling bins on a regular basis, you can do your part to keep your community clean, keep your home clean, and keep the critters and bugs outside.
By disposing of trash and recyclables in a timely and clean manner, you’re also helping to protect water sources all over the world. Tons of plastics and other waste end up in waterways all over the globe every year, and it doesn’t take long for it to harm the local ecosystems. By being responsible, you can keep your local water clean with just a little bit of effort.
Many facilities use waste-to-energy recycling, which results in non-hazardous trash being burned to create electricity as well as steam for power.
If you haven’t been making use of your local trash and recycling services, there’s never been a better time to get started. By making a phone call to your local sanitation services, you can find out what the pick-up schedule is and start doing your part to help your community.