Compost More. Waste Less. – Take the pledge
Simple steps to help you waste less
- Put food scraps and food-soiled paper in your yard waste cart. Food and yard waste makes up a third of what ends up in the landfill.
- Sign up for curbside yard waste service if you don’t already have it. Contact your garbage hauler for details.
- Begin recycling with veggie and fruit trimmings or the leftovers that got lost in the back of the fridge.
- Set up a kitchen collection container and make food scrap collection a part of your pre-meal prep and your after-meal clean-up routine.
- Try these tips to make it clean and easy.
- Put food-soiled paper such as pizza delivery boxes, dirty paper towels, napkins and uncoated* paper plates in your yard waste cart. You can include your shredded paper.
*Uncoated paper does not have a shiny surface.
- Take a fresh look at how you shop for and prepare meals, and how you store your fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh.
- Shop your fridge and cupboards first to avoid buying food you already have on hand.
- Buy bulk grains, beans, and pastas to purchase only the quantities you need.
- Learn where to store all fruits and vegetables to help them stay fresh longer. Download this handy Fruit and Vegetable Storage Guide.
- Designate an “eat soon” area in your fridge by moving food that's likely to spoil soon to the front of a shelf. Print and attach this label to the shelf, on a shoebox or other container to corral food that needs to be eaten soon.
- Befriend your freezer and visit it often. Freeze food such as bread, sliced fruit or meat that you know you won’t be able to eat in time.
- Like Recycle More on Facebook (external) for daily tips and inspiration.
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