National Recycling Day

In honor of National Recycling Day, we decided we should do some good in our community and pick up trash! We even had fun doing it!

We love this Earth and our community, and so we felt that it was our responsibility to do our part and pitch in to help keep it clean and green. We also feel that it’s important to encourage others to get involved, and support efforts that are working toward a clean environment and a healthy planet. For that reason, we are going to share with you three awesome ways that you can do your part.

  1. Recycle!
    Recycling is a great way to make a big difference in our community. It is easy to do and affordable. Recycling returns products back into a raw form that can be used to create new products. Plus, it reduces the amount of space used up in our landfills and results in a healthier environment for future generationsThe City of Idaho Falls provides thirteen (13) collection locations for recycling! They accept glass, cardboard, tin, and aluminum at our drop-off locations.
    If you prefer curbside recycling, Western Recycling can help you out with that! For $10.00 per month, Western Recycling will collect your recyclables every two weeks. They will even provide you with the containers!
  2. Clean Up Your Neighborhood
    Take one hour out of your evening in the next week and go for a walk with your family or significant other. Take a trash bag and a few pairs of gloves with you and pick up trash on your way. You can even invite your neighbors or friends to come with!It might seem small or insignificant, but every piece helps keep our community clean and green.
  3.  Reduce Emissions
    You can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions in a few easy ways that save you money by using your energy more wisely.A great way to get started is to replace your lightbulbs in your home with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL).
    Replacing just one 60-watt incandescent light bulb with a CFL will save you $30 over the life of the bulb. CFLs also last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, use two-thirds less energy, and give off 70 percent less heat!

    Other options include using less hot water, turning off the lights and devices when you are not using them, and using your heater or AC only when necessary.

It’s so easy for us to find ways all around us that we can keep our community clean and green, and as we encourage others to do so we will see real change and growth!

Check out our National Recycling Day Clean Up video here:




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