started this list off the top of the
head one day and thought I'd post
it up and hope to get some feedback.
I'm a strong believer that a cleaner
community can help people feel better
about where they live and may lead to
people treating each other better. So
here are some clean up tips, some recycling
tips and community tips all rolled into
one! Some have some notes at the end
of the bold and some don't. Some neighborhoods
may have paid staff to clean up but
it starts with us for the rest of us!
up plastic bags, bottles (plastic and
glass) and the cans in your community. The bags can be used in the car as a
trash bag, to clean up animal poop
or to carry items places later on.
or work with a neighborhood or block
association. The community, in
general, is a powerful when organized.
Get together with a plan on keeping the
community clean and it can translate
to people not even thinking of dropping
trash or recyclable items on the block.
Recycle products at home including you
mixed paper like paper bags and boxes
from the fast food joint (as long as
they aren't dripping with condiments
and leftover toppings.
Crush your recycling when possible saves
space for more recycling.
Pick up a recycling bin or designate
a particular bag or trash can for recycling
by labeling it with the words for recycling
Use signage to get you point across.
your own bottle for water or your non-alcoholic
beverage. Whether it an
high quality plastic bottle you can purchase
at a department store or whether you
clean out a soda bottle or water bottle
you purchased at a store. Think of the
plastic you save when you don't purchase
more plastic. While you cant use the
regular bottles for extended use a couple
of times could save a could of dollars
entities in your community to practice
recycling and put recycling bins in their
stores or in the area. Community partnerships
can strengthen the ties you, a community
member has with the business and community
those new multi-purpose bags from your
local supermarket or stores like Ikea
or Home Depot. These new bags are
very strong and durable and can be carried
in another bag if you fold it up.
a trash can, line your trash can and
cover your trash can. Many people
will have a trash can and not line it
with a durable trash bag, leading to
residue from the trash and more reasons
for cats and other animals to get into
them. Even worse is when people take
weak trash bags (read: Dollar store quality)
and sit it outside uncovered which leads
to weather conditions, animals or the
trash crew themselves tearing them up
and a big mess to clean up.
your non-biodegradable items and food
in the trash instead of out the car
window, on the curb, or in the lawn. There is nothing worse than seeing chicken/rib
bones, cigarettes or wrappers from chips
or cigars on the ground.