How to Lower Your Cost for Trash Removal: My Zero Waste Log April 2016

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Two more kitchen garbage bags will make this bin full.
On April 30, in the big garbage bin in the garage, there are 2 kitchen-sized garbage bags and empty mulch bugs for our flower garden. Our kitchen garbage can is almost full. 2 more garbage bags will make this bin ready for the town dump.

For 2016 so far, here are our garbage expenses:

Total =$ 50.00 for 4 months of Garbage and Recycling Disposal: 

04/09 – $ 6.00 for Garbage and Recycling +

04/30 –   00.00 for Recycling only +

$6.00 for April Garbage  and Recycling +

$ 6.00 for March Garbage and Recycling + (details here)

$ 6.00 for February Garbage and Recycling (details here) +

$ 32.00 January Garbage and Recyling (details here)

8 ways we do it:  click on each to see detailed blogpost

  1. CompostingZero Waste Inspiration
  2. RecyclingIt’s a habit worth forming!
  3. Learn to cook from scratch – Make a home-cooked meal
  4. Buy in bulk – Eat like your great-grandmother, join a food co-op.
  5. Making 5 Zero Waste LunchboxesKeep the green by being green.
  6. Changing one thing at a time for a Zero Waste Bathroom – This takes time!
  7. Taking small steps toward a Zero Waste Kitchen – Replace one disposable at a time.
  8. Meal Planning (recipes by Marilyn and me, here), using only what you need to avoid throwing food away and saving you money.

Striving for Zero Waste, good for your wallet and the Earth!  Please feel free to share what works for you in the comments below. Thanks! ~ Aimee, TFF