Who wants to save money on garbage bags? I do! I do! Is it just me, or do prices of garbage bags seem to be creeping up? Doesn’t it bother you that you are buying them for the sole purpose of throwing them away? And for anybody that knows me, I HATE WASTING MONEY!
An easy garbage bag solution is recycling! The more you recycle, the less room you take up in your trash bag. The less trash, the more your trash bags last! It’s something so simple that you forget how easy it is! The first step is to get your bins. Each town is a little different, but here’s how it works in my neighborhood. You can order FREE bins online by filling out their easy online form. In 10 days your FREE bins arrive!! The next step is determining what goes into your pretty new bins.
I think you’d be surprised by the amount of “stuff” that gets put into your bins. Here’s what goes into mine:
- Brown paper bags
- Corrugated cardboard (flattened 3’x3′ pieces)
- Magazines & catalogs
- Pasteboard (i.e., cereal boxes, empty paper towel & toilet paper rolls, & shoe boxes)
- Telephone books
- Junk mail (including window envelopes)
- Office paper (does not include shredded paper)
- Glass bottles & jars
- Aluminum & tin cans
- Drink boxes, milk & juice cartons
- Plastics with #1 or #2 on the bottom
- Plastic bottles #3 – #7 with a neck
- Empty aerosol cans
When I think about my trash, that’s easily over 50% of my normal waste. We use 1-2 trash bags max per week. That thankfully stretches out our trash bag buying and also helps the environment. Win-win situation 🙂
Another helpful solution? I reuse my plastic grocery bags to line my small garbage cans. Not the prettiest bags, but they end up in the trash anyway!
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