Illegal dumping refers to dumping trash instead of putting it in a receptacle (bin, dumpster, trash can, etc.) or taking it to a landfill/recycling center. Illegal dumping has been a serious problem in the past because people didn’t see what the problem was. However, illegal dumping affects everyone, including dumpers, and can have disastrous effects… Read more »
Americans generate approximately 251 million tons of trash each year, earning the U.S. the dubious honor as the top producer of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) worldwide. You may wonder where it all goes and how we have room to dispose of it all. In the old days, your trash went to the municipal dump and… Read more »
Hoarding shows focus on extreme, nearly unlivable amounts of clutter, but let’s face it; most of us have more material possessions than we need. Are you hoarding or hanging onto stuff you don’t use? Staying clean and organized is much harder when every space is packed with stuff, but if that stuff isn’t necessary or… Read more »
Taking out the trash is a dirty and stinky job, but you just need to hold your nose and get it done. The one upside is that at least once the garbage is in the trash can and out at the curb, you can forget about it until the next pickup day, right? Wrong. Trash residue in your garbage containers can create not… Read more »
Being able to reduce, reuse and recycle is wonderful, but many people are curious as to how reducing the amount of waste they throw out can offer benefits for themselves and their communities. The good news is that there are many ways which limiting your trash can have an immediate and direct effect on yourself and those who live in your… Read more »
While watching the truck pull away with a load of trash from your dumpster, have you ever had a second thought about where it is going? No? That’s okay, most people don’t. However, learning more about your garbage’s journey could help you find better ways to reduce waste!
Our home trash cans have to deal with a lot of…well, trash. And it doesn’t take too many leftover chicken bits and old orange peels before the cans themselves start to smell. That can be a serious annoyance in your kitchen or garage, which is why it’s a good idea to clean your trash cans… Read more »
The sudden arrival of a dumpster in your yard may prompt well-meaning neighbors to unload a few things of their own. While they may try to sneak trash into your dumpster while you are away or at night while you are sleeping, they typically don’t mean to cause you any harm. They may assume that a… Read more »