4 Ways to Reduce Waste This Christmas
The holidays are a wonderful time of year for families across the Tri-State, but they also bring a ton of extra waste into your home. Bags, boxes, wrapping paper, and packaging materials fill landfills every year, and many of those materials aren’t as biodegradable as you might think. While Snowball Junk Removal is happy to help you get rid of excess trash and junk during the holidays, we also want to help you minimize waste from the beginning.
Use Recyclable Wrapping Paper
In this day and age, there are a wide range of options for biodegradable and recyclable wrapping options. Standard wrapping paper can’t be recycled due to being dyed, laminated and/or containing non-paper additives such as gold and silver-colored shapes, glitter, plastics and so on, which cannot be recycled.
To avoid all that waste, opt for all-paper wrapping materials. You can even get wrapping paper made from recycled materials or use kraft paper and decorate it yourself for a truly festive and personal touch!
Donate Old Items and Make Room for New Ones
We all love getting presents for the holidays, but finding room for them in an already cluttered home is stressful. Many of the items you’ll be replacing this Christmas are probably still functional and can be donated to area thrift shops and free stores to help those that are less fortunate.
Our team will take care of all the logistics for you, donating any unwanted items that are still in good condition. Plus, we’ll recycle appliances and other items that no longer work to further reduce landfill waste.
Christmas Tree Removal
If you’re one of the thousands of families that chooses to go all natural for your Christmas tree, it’s likely that you simply haul it to the curb after the holidays for the local trash company to take care of. There are many “greener” options, however, that allow you an easy way to get rid of your old Christmas tree while improving the environment.
You can donate it to local Christmas tree drop-off areas, plant it back in the forest (if its root ball is intact), transport it to a park for natural biodegradation, or even use it for firewood for the rest of the winter.
Buy Gifts That Last
One of the easiest ways to prevent landfill waste is to buy high-quality products that stand the test of time. While it’s true that nicer items may cost more upfront, your friends and family will have to replace them less often. This not only saves everyone money—you won’t need to buy one again anytime soon and they will enjoy it for years to come—but it also prevents unnecessary waste.
While you’re hunting for the perfect gift this holiday, make sure to keep longevity in mind. Doing this one simple thing is a great way to reduce waste while showing love to everyone on your list
Call Snowball Junk Removal Today and Declutter After Christmas!
Schedule your free estimate for junk removal today and donate unwanted items in no time. We’ll donate usable items, recycle everything we can, and even drop your Christmas tree off to an area donation center at no extra cost to you. Our team is often available for same-day appointments across Greater Cincinnati and we accept loads of all sizes, so call us today at (859) 635-7793!