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Waste Reduction Tips

Reduce waste. The best way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place. When you prevent waste, there is no need or cost for its collection, processing and disposal. There are many ways to reduce what individuals might generate!

Unwanted Mail

Leading up to the holidays, many households receive larger-than-usual quantities of advertisements, sale flyers and catalogs. Before placing the unwanted ones into the recycling bin, take a minute to remove your name from the company’s mailing list. Often, all that is needed to ensure removal is a call to a toll-free number.

Another way to help further reduce the volume of unwanted mail received any time of the year is to register on a “Do Not Mail” list with any of a number of organizations offering this type of service.  We are a community partner with one such service, Catalog Choice.

Another organization which provides a similar service is the Direct Marketing Association. Or, download the form from that site, complete and mail it to:

DMA Choice
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Throughout the year, you have opportunities to reduce the amount of waste you generate, reuse things, and recycle a wide variety of items in order to preserve valuable natural resources for the future.   However, during the holiday season when purchasing and wrapping gifts, and entertaining can increase, try these tips:

Shopping

Wrapping

Entertaining