Waste separation at home...
April 8, 2012 11:44pm CST
Waste separation at home to protect the environment and adds a small amount of money. Everyday, I usually separation waste two parts. One is bottles, cans, broken pot or pan, electric wire ect...These things can be sold for scrap buyers. I can earn a bit for this thing; One is household garbage. I usually package them in poly bags. Then, I bring to keeping waste general local. I think that waste separation is the necessary. This is my happiness at home. Because I feel that I can protect environment, save a bit money and keep my house always clearly :)
9 Apr 12
It's good to hear that you separate your waste at home and recycle. We recycle everything that we can at home. We have a bin in the kitchen that is for general waste - mostly plastic. Outside we have our wheelie bins - General Waste, Recycling (which takes plastic bottles, milk cartons, tin cans, paper, cardboard etc.), Compost (any uneaten food, garden waste, waste from our animals such as bedding and excess uneaten food etc.) and glass. The Compost, Recycling and General Waste bins are collected every fortnight (two weeks) and the glass once per quarter (3 months). Our waste company rewards us for recycling by charging only for the weight of our General Waste Bin. We've saved over €60 between our last three 6 monthly bills for being under the weight limit of 400kg.
10 Apr 12
Right I do the same with our garbage. I separate the bottles, the plastic and the cans. When the garbage collectors come I gave them the garbage less the scrap I separated and I gave it to a young nephew who's selling scrap materials to the junkshop for him to earn a little and add it to his allowance.
9 Apr 12
Every household here gets 2 bins from city. Green one for general waste, yellow one for recyclable items. Different trucks pick them up weekly. We also have green waste and hard waste pick ups scheduled every 3 months. Waste separation is pretty much well organized here. It's great that you are doing it on your own initiative to help protect the environment and make extra money while keeping your house clean...
9 Apr 12
Yes! I do waste segregation too in our home. I do earn a little extra from separating our junk. I usually separate those plastics, glass bottles, cartons and papers and metals. It is a great way to help the environment through recycling stuff and also some added bonus of earning a bit and getting back something from buying all those packaging from the products that we consume. But sometimes, I don't have time to bring them to sell them to the junk shop so I just give them away to the needy street children who tries to collect such junk stuff too to earn a living.
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10 Apr 12
I receive a few benefits from making the effort to recycle. There is a print shop nearby that takes old newspaper, magazines, cardboard, etc. and then they sell it and make it bit of money. I drop off what I can there. I benefit because I'm not spending as much on garbage tags to have my garbage hauled away. That's what I like about it, plus I feel good when I see how much I drop off at the print shop and I know it's going to be recycled and put to good use instead of going to sit in a landfill somewhere. It does take some time to make sure my name and address is removed from envelopes, etc. but I figure it's worth the time. Have a great day!
9 Apr 12
Hello, First of all I would like to give you a compliment because you are doing a good job over there. Not everybody has the willingness to do such a good deed. Separating waste is not an easy job and it takes a lot of time as well. As in my place here we haven't really done the right thing though. I myself haven't been too meticulous in separating my waste into different bins. But I do respect people who do this and I hope I am able to follow through in the future. In my place the government has announced in the news that starting from October this year every region is required to separate our waste into several categories. And there will be different people who will take the different wastes on different days. So I guess this is a good thing, it would make all of us here follow the rules with our without our consent. Yes, I too think that this is a good move and if I am 'forced' to do it then I will definitely do it. Just a motivation thing actually. I kind of hard to start things on my own unless someone else tells me to. Anyway, you are doing a great job there and keep doing it for as long as you can! Happy day!
12 Apr 12
At my place, those scrap buyers are not honest. They like to cheat by not giving the right weight for the items you sell to them. From my observation, they tuned their weighting machine. If a scrap buyer is using a digital weighting machine, he can monitor and tune his weighting machine whenever he want. This is a control button which is hiding somewhere under the counter. ha! ha! I know their tricks very well. I hate to be cheated and I never want to sell the scrap items to them too. In the past, I did sell my scrap items as air-conditioning machines, water heaters and copper wire to a honest scrap buyer when I was having my home renovation. I dismantled and sorted out the items as copper pipes, aluminum plates, stainless steel pipe and so on and I sold them respectively. From those items, I earned around $800.00 USD. ha! ha! I was considered lucky because I met a honest scrap buyer who paid me the full weight and good price for those scrap items. For instance, a kilogram of cooper pipe or wire was around $7.00 USD and I managed to collect around 100 kilograms of copper pipes and wires from my unwanted items. Anyhow, those money was good to subside me for my renovation cost.