Thursday, December 12, 2013


Day 11: Recycle!

An easy way to help the environment (a.k.a. nature) is to recycle. In our house, we have an old box for paper and paperboard that can be recycled and another bin (and lots of bags nearby) to collect our glass and plastics. The bins near our house recently have changed how they sort and we basically only need 2 containers plus a separate space for corrugated cardboard.

How is recycling an act of nature kindness? Recycling keeps products out of the landfill and preserves trees. It helps us be aware of our waste.

In South Bend and St. Joseph County, all residents get curbside recycling. That makes it even easier! We usually wait until we have overflowing bins and then take it to a recycling spot next to a nearby grocery store. In Elkhart County, here are a few options, though many of the local trash pick up companies will also pick it up for a fee.

There are also plenty of other ways to keep waste out of the landfill, such as having less waste, using disposable diapers, upcycling, and repurposing.