When you think about waste, you probably think about the trash that you throw out on a daily basis. While this is a part of what waste products take up, it’s much more than that as there are items that can be recycled and items that are considered yard waste, such as leaves and brush. There are a few tips that you can keep in mind to help minimize waste, which will help with what is sent to landfills, keeping them as open as possible.

One of the ways that you can decrease the number of bags that you have in the home that are often thrown away is to take reusable bags with you to the store. These often have more room and are sturdier than the plastic and paper bags that you get. Select items that you can return to the store for money or that you can reuse. Companies like Miltek New Zealand often have balers and other waste containers available so that you can take products from home after they are used, decreasing the amount of trash that you have.

Large containers of one item can save space in the trash can. If you buy individual containers and items that are wrapped separately, then they tend to take up more room than one large container would. Purchasing items in the concentrate form also takes up less space. You won’t use as much of the product, which will make it last longer, and it doesn’t take up as much room since it’s in a smaller container.

Think about separating the items that can be recycled from those that need to be thrown away. Glass, newspaper and plastic can usually be recycled in any city. You could also minimize waste by starting a compost with leftover foods instead of throwing them in the trash. Leaves and yard trimmings can also go into the compost pile so that you don’t throw them in the woods or in a trash bin, taking up unwanted space that can be used for items that can’t be recycled and used in another manner around the home.