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Reducing the Amount of Trash You Produce at Your Apartment Near the Villages

While garbage is an unavoidable part of life, reducing the amount of trash that you produce might be a lot easier than you think and offers a range of benefits. In addition to conveniently cutting down on the number of heavy trash bags that you have to lug out to the dumpster, diminishing your total garbage output is both economical and environmentally responsible. By keeping your disposed items out of landfills, you will help to reduce your impact on the environment, and the actions that you take to achieve that reduction may save you some cash in the process.

Here are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of trash you produce at your PepperTree apartment near The Villages:

  • Avoid disposable mealtime supplies like paper plates, plastic forks, and Styrofoam cups. Invest in a few ceramic coffee mugs and some stainless steel silverware, which will last you a long time and produce much less waste.

  • Never throw away old clothes, books, or electronics. Instead, donate them to a deserving local charity or thrift shop. Not only will you be giving to those in need, but you will be preventing those items from being destroyed or wasting away in a landfill.

  • Buy a set of reusable grocery bags, which will prevent the supermarket from having to bundle your items in disposable plastic or paper bags every time you go shopping.

  • Buy refillable water bottles and bring them with you when you go out or exercise to avoid the waste of drinking water from disposable plastic bottles.

  • Finally, when you do have to use disposable goods, consider buying goods in bulk, in the largest sizes possible. Not only is buying the largest sizes often less expensive per unit (for example, per ounce or per inch), but you can often get larger amounts of product with less packaging.

By incorporating these simple guidelines into your day to day life, chances are you will be able to cut down the amount of waste you produce and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
If you aren’t yet a resident of PepperTree Apartment Homes and would like to learn more about our apartment community, contact our leasing office or fill out a contact us form today. We would love to give you a personal tour of our community.