Recycling

How green bin can help reduce landfill

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Recycling is a crucial component of any community. Although using colored bins to separate plastics, metals, cardboard, and glass is customary, not all municipals do this. Each bin should have a label on it, specifying the material to be placed in it, in addition to being color-coded. Three arrows chasing each other, forming a triangle, is the globally known symbol for recycling. This symbol should be shown with the recycling container label.

There are numerous services and facilities for recycling household waste. Recycling and composting your household waste not only helps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills but also helps to reduce waste collection costs.

Many common household objects can be recycled. A cleaner environment, safe disposal of dangerous waste, increased awareness of unnecessary packaging, and a cautious approach to the use and re-use of materials are all advantages of recycling, therefore, the use of green bins.

There are different types of bins for different purposes. The green bins are for garden waste and food waste, the blue bins are for recycling, and the gray bins are for anything that goes to the dump. When anything is buried in a landfill, it is permanently buried there. We waste valuable resources that may have been put to better use.

A green bin is a big, moveable, rigid plastic or metal container that holds biodegradable waste or compostable items to keep waste out of landfills. Green bins are also utilized to contain unsorted municipal solid refuse in some local regions.

What item goes into the green bin?

fragments of cooked items and raw fruits and vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea bags, baked products like crackers and bread, dairy items like moldy cheese, meat, fish, bones, and that greasy pizza, spoilt foods as well.

Other objects that can be thrown away in the green bin include: Tissues, paper towels, and napkins (if soiled with chemicals such as cleaning products, place in the green Bin)
filters
Paper plates and takeaway containers that have been contaminated with food (not waxed or plastic-coated)
Bags made of paper (e.g. from flour, sugar)
Pizza boxes that have been stained by food
Muffin cups made of paper (not waxed or parchment)
Plants in the house, including soil
Pet feces
Diapers
Hygiene products for women

It’s simple to keep the green bin clean: don’t throw plastic or plastic bags in it. To keep your green bin clean, wrap food waste in newspaper or place it inside an empty carton or box. All materials that are placed in the green bin can be composted as long as they are organic and biodegradable. Compost is organic materials that have decomposed and are utilized as a fertilizer for plants.

Green Bin collects and processes organic waste into material that can be used to make nutrient-rich compost that can be utilized to feed and replenish the soil, keeping waste out of
landfills.

You are making a tremendous difference by just placing food waste in the green bin instead of the general waste bin. Composting is done with this decayed food and garden waste from the green bin. Composting uses oxygen to break down food and garden waste, preventing the emission of greenhouse gases and producing valuable materials such as compost and mulch.

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