Recycling is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment. There are lots of easy ways to recycle, and even the small steps can make a big difference. Recycling is important because it conserves resources, reduces pollution, and saves energy now, and for future generations. Recycling can be done with materials like glass, plastic, paper, metal, and electronics and is easy to do once you get organized. You can pick up bins from your local recycling center, or buy your own to keep recycling sorted in the proper containers. Even recycling just a few items can make a big difference, so get organized and start recycling today! Here are some easy recycling tips to get you started:
Recycling can be a bit confusing when you first start out. What can be recycled? How should it be done? Where does it all go? Luckily, there are plenty of resources available to help answer these questions. One great place to start is your local recycling center, and in Kelowna, that’s us! Here you can learn about what materials are accepted for recycling, how to properly sort and prepare them, and where they go once they’re collected. You can also find out about any special recycling programs in Kelowna, such as electronics recycling or hazardous waste disposal. So whether you’re just getting started with recycling or looking for ways to improve your process, be sure to check out useful resources on our site or the Kelowna city website.
Most people have recycling bins set up in their homes, so all you have to do is put your recycling in the bin and wait for our recycling truck to pick it up. You can also take recycling a step further by recycling paper, cardboard, electronics, and clothes. After your bins are available, start by recycling easy items, such as paper and plastic. If the items are easy to sort, and clean, the kids can get involved, and have fun learning the basics of recycling. If an item is not recyclable, see if there is another way to reuse it. For example, you can use old clothes as rags or for pet bedding.
Drop off your recycling at our location in Kelowna, or schedule a recycling pick up. It’s easy to fill out our online form to schedule our pick up services. Please note that pick up times are approximate and will be confirmed by phone in advance.
Composting is another great way to recycle. You can compost food scraps and other organic materials to create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. See our next blog for ways to compost without attracting unwanted rodents.