How can you change your shopping habits to make less waste? Bringing your reusable bags to the grocery store is one way to cut down on plastic waste. What else can you do in your life to reduce your waste? Check out more ideas from the US Environmental Protection Agency»
Before you throw it away, stop and consider a different future for that trash. Challenge yourself to be creative, come up with ways to reuse things instead of throwing it away. If you are having trouble thinking of ways to reuse items, donate them to others who are in need. The SWA supports Resource Depot a local reuse organization that collects things people want to get rid off and organizes it all for teachers in our community.
The Solid Waste Authority accepts recyclable material and sells it for profit to companies around the country. In Palm Beach County we have a dual stream recycling system. We keep your paper separate from all of your other recyclable materials. We do this to keep the paper clean for the companies that buy it. Not everything is recyclable. We can only use what we know there is a market for. Find out if you Recycle Right!»