April 22nd 2020

5 Tips for Better Waste Management at Home

Individuals and businesses can both do their part to help decrease the amount of waste that is placed in landfills every day. Below are 5 tips for better waste management at home that can be started today, and utilized by both families and companies.


State law in CT insists that metal and glass food containers, as well as plastic with resin codes 1 and 2 be recycled.

Other items that you can recycle include:

  • Clothing can be donated or traded with other families.
  • Appliances can be recycled.

Compost Food Scraps

Even though the state does not have a collection program, people and businesses can compost their own food scraps. Large composters need to be placed in an appropriate place. A good residential waste management company in CT will be able to provide information on where a composter can be placed on your property.

Re-usable Shopping Bags

Most grocery stores now sell inexpensive material shopping bags. These are not only better for the environment but they are stronger than any plastic or paper bag available.

Reduce Paper Products

Paper is the recyclable material that is thrown away the most, last year alone about 4.5 million tons of paper were thrown away. Junk mail is a large part of garbage waste, call your local Post Office to see how you can be removed from any undesired mailing lists. Another great way to reduce the amount of paper you use is to switch out paper towels for rags, that can be washed and reused.