So Earth Day is on the horizon and like we don’t have enough to worry about but now we need to worry about the Earth too? I’m not big on the once a year bologna. I prefer to try to use the celebration to motivate myself to instill a new habit. This year I’m choosing to take my little bit of recycling we do do (ie. put paper and glass in the green recycle bin and put the bin on the curb once a week) and grow on it. In our house we are going to add two more bins to our routine for harder plastic containers (like milk jugs) and cardboard. After a visit to the local recycling center, I have been enlightened on how easy helping Mother Earth can actually be.
My husband and I recently found out about the Pearland Recycling Center and how easy they make it to recycle. At their facility they have big trash bins labeled with the different grades of products and all you have to do is bring your “trash” presorted. The slide shows most of the different goods and how they are divided so check it out and start you our sorting at home.
It’s really that easy! In our household, we are dividing four ways. We have a trash can, a hard plastic can, a cardboard can, and one for miscellaneous paper. All the bins fit easily in our pantry (they aren’t very big) and it’s made as easy as just throwing something away! Once the bag is filled we just throwing the bag in the car and go by the Recycling Center and chunk it in the bin.
One person can make so much garage in just one day. You mine as well do your part to try to cut down on how much you are adding to a landfill by recycling. After all, don’t you want to try to make the world a better place for your little one and it’s a habit for them to grow up doing!
Pearland Recycling Center