Spring is the sign of renewal, life, and turning a new leaf, so it only makes sense to find new ways to go green in spring! While making your spring to do list, and checking it twice, why not find some ways to reduce, reuse and recycle? Fortunately, AmeriSouth Recycling has the best tips for going green in spring, which will not only reduce your environmental impact, but can also save you money.
Declutter and Spring Clean
Spring cleaning is incredibly popular and the perfect time where people tackle areas in their home that are often neglected. While cleaning areas like your forgotten closet and basement, decide which items you will keep, toss, donate, and recycle.
If you are not sure which items can be recycled, the team at AmeriSouth Recycling can help! As a good rule of thumb, common clutter items like mail, old magazine, and unread books can be recycled with ease. Other items like batteries, light bulbs, appliances, and phones may take a bit more research to find a facility that accepts these items, but it is worth it.
Create a Natural Spring Cleaner
Now that you’ve decluttered your home, you’ll probably want to take steps to clean the floors, countertops and crevices. Instead of using a harsh cleaner, take a few minutes to create a natural spray cleaner. Combine and store in a spray bottle 2 cups of water, ¼ cup white vinegar, ¼ tsp. tea tree oil, and ¼ tsp lavender oil.
Start a Compost in Your Atlanta Home
Composting is a great way to recycle certain materials and kitchen scraps, turning them into beneficial soil amendment for home gardens. The EPA estimates that each American throws away an average of 1.3 pounds of food scraps daily. This makes up 24% of our nation’s municipal solid waste stream, so making a compost can help the environment significantly.
Composting can include food scraps, grass clippings, plant cuttings, hay and straw, simple paper products, coffee grounds, wood clippings, and more! Composting will drastically reduce your waste and make your soil rich in nutrients.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
The initial cost of a programmable thermostat is around $100, however, the investment can reduce pay dividends, reducing your energy usage by more than 15% in the summer and up to 25 percent in the winter. That’s up to $250 in heating and cooling costs every year you use it! There’s no better time to install a programmable thermostat than right before summer or winter, when your HVAC system tends to run over time.
Going Green with the Help form AmeriSouth Recycling in Atlanta, GA
There are lots of big and small ways to go green, especially in spring time when cleaning and organizing is on everyone’s to do list! By incorporating these tips for going green in spring, you can save money and protect the planet.
If you’d like to learn more about AmeriSouth Recycling and its recycling, equipment, repair, and consulting services, get in touch with us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (404) 209-0002.