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The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and those household spring cleaning tasks are calling your name. While purging closets, tending to the garden and sprucing up your home for the new season, it’s important to keep a conscious tab on how the materials you discard could potentially impact the environment.
When materials like old clothes or cleaning supplies are simply tossed out, they are sent to the landfill. There are several alternatives to discarding materials in the trash that are easy to implement and can have a positive impact on not only the environment, but the local economy, too.
To help you tackle this season’s spring cleaning regimen in your home, SWACO has compiled sustainable tips to make sure you’re a pro when it comes to making environmentally-friendly cleaning choices.
To start, one simple way to have a positive impact on your local community while achieving your spring cleaning goals includes donating reusable items:
While updating landscaping and practicing your green thumb in the garden, keep in mind sustainable ways to discard of yard waste and organics:
Something many people aren’t aware of is how to properly discard of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Cleaning products, spray paints, motor oils like gasoline and batteries can each negatively impact the environment if not properly discarded.
Kick off the spring season by keeping these tips in mind and supporting us in our commitment to recycling, reducing and reusing. Every little effort adds up and makes a big difference for our environment and our community. Happy spring cleaning!