Creating a Home Recycling Center

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 20, 2014)

When people first hear the words "recycling center" they typically think of a huge industrial center that is dirty, noisy, and totally unsuitable for the home. However, you can actually create your own home recycling center by taking a few simple steps that are outlined here. By following these steps you can not only get started on creating a home recycling center, but also begin teaching your children how to be more environmentally friendly. It is surprisingly easy to do.

  • Choose a location. One of the very first things that you will need to do when creating a home recycling center is choose a location that you want to use. This location can be anywhere in the home, but it would be better if you had it in a place that is easy to access.
  • Centralize everything. When you are looking at a location for your home recycling center, you should try to have it as centralized as possible. Don't have your recycling center separate from your garbage cans. In fact, all of these should be located in the same area for easier convenience. After all, it is easier to get your family to help you out with recycling if they don't have to walk all over the house to make sure that the garbage and recyclables are separated.
  • Be creative. You don't need to use the traditional blue, green, and other colored bins for your recycling containers. Rather, you can be as creative as you want to be. One way that you can go about making your own recycling containers would be to purchase a few trash cans, some paint, and a few brushes. Decorate them as you see fit, and make them truly your own.
  • Be consistent. As you begin to utilize your home recycling center, you need to be consistent as possible. This means that you are actually using your plastic bin for your plastic, and your aluminum for the aluminum, and so on. Not only will this help you save time from having to go through your garbage later, but it will also get your family used to how it is done.
  • Get the entire family involved. The easiest way to begin recycling is to actually get your family to help. This may require some nagging and prodding on your part, but it will be worth it. When you have people to help you out, it will make the job a whole lot easier. In addition this is how you can begin to teach your children the importance of recycling.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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