5 Simple Ways to Reduce Landfill Waste

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5 ways to reduce landfill waste

Our family has been working on little changes that we can do to make our environment better.

My boys and I even took a local landfill tour ….(yes they give educational tours) a few years ago and it really impacted us.

It was really mind-blowing to see how much waste is created collectively.

I learned on that tour that our garbage goes straight into the landfill. I had always assumed that it was sorted somewhere before it entered the landfill.

That made me realize that our family could do our part in reducing waste by making some simple changes.

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Here are 5 few simple ways that you can reduce landfill waste.

1. Set aside another garbage can or container for items that can be recycled instead

It’s amazing to see how much of our trash can actually be recycled instead of going into a landfill.

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2. Repurpose items

Get inspiration from Pinterest or DIY shows.

I love the show Flea Market Flip because the contestants come up with creative ways to repurpose items that are very out of the box.

My husband has also recently gotten into trying to make votives and glasses from old wine and beer bottles.

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3. Donate items instead of putting them in the trash

This helps someone in need, gives you a tax write off, and keeps more items out of local landfills.

4. Recycle old batteries and electronics

This helps reduce landfill waste of toxic materials and conserves more natural resources because old products can be used in making new products.

5. Purchase items made from recycled products

I found the new EcoAdvanced battery line during a recent visit to Walmart.

This is the first battery on the market to use recycled batteries/ material and is Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline ever.

This product comes in AA and AAA batteries and is another way that you can help the environment withholds up to 12 years in storage.

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These simple changes can make a big impact over on our environment. You can find out more at

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I’ve shared my landfill reduction tips with you. I’d love to hear about yours! Leave a comment sharing your tips for reducing waste.

13 thoughts on “5 Simple Ways to Reduce Landfill Waste”

  1. These are the tips which anyone can do & help to reduce the landfill waste as I do
    best part of the content is easy to understand & straight forward
    Thank you so much for writing this content
    keep sharing & inspire more people so they will adopt a sustainable lifestyle

  2. The city I live in has a problem since it’s too environmentally conscious and doesn’t have a lot of places to recycle your waste. It makes sense that to buy products that already have been recycled, like batteries. I’ll keep my eyes open on products that have been recycled so I can reduce my footprint.

  3. My daughter is wheelchair-bound, and the two of us were recently discussing what to do with her old batteries when she gets new ones. We’re grateful that you mentioned how recycling the old batteries can work to conserve natural resources. I know for a fact that my daughter would be overjoyed to read your article.

  4. It does seem like it would be a good idea to try to control your waste. I liked your suggestion about having a separate trash can for recyclables. It does seem like you could also get a company to come pick up that waste for you.

  5. These are great tips for cutting down on the amount of waste my household produces. I like the idea of re purposing products so I’ll have to follow that tip. I still need a waste hauling company for a house construction project but this advice will be helpful as well.

  6. Thanks for your valuable tips! I agree with you that we should think about reducing waste by making some simple changes. I like your idea of donating items instead of throwing them in trash.

  7. In my family we try to reduce the waste too. By the time we are getting more and more green oriented. My kids are very excited about our initiations and willing to learn for each thing whether is recyclable or not.

  8. This is a great list, thank you! I live in a city where recycling isn’t a major concern, and I want to make more of an effort. I’ll start by getting a separate garbage bin for recyclables. I’ll also try to contact the local recycling agency and ask more questions.

  9. Thanks for the tips! I had to throw away a lot of things when I renovated my home. There are a lot of other items that I might have to throw out, but I would prefer to cut down on how much I’m trowing away. I agree, it seems like using recyclable materials is a great way to reduce waste. It seems like I should have checked if any of the renovation materials I used are recyclable. If they were, then I could have put them in recycling instead of throw them away.

  10. The place I live in is not environmentally conscious. It’s difficult to find programs and places to recycle your waste, but there are places we can donate the things we don’t need. It doesn’t take much time, but it makes a difference. I’ll do more research to hopefully find a place that accepts recyclables.

  11. I love the idea of reducing the trash we create as a family. We try hard to recycle as much as possible and have seen a significant decrease in our trash pickup. Great tips!

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