Friday, September 5, 2014

Autumn Recycling

As the school year starts and lives become hectic, recycling tends to be pushed to the back of our minds. But this year, make sure to keep recycling in mind! Last month we urged back to school recycling, but there is so much more we can do to keep this autumn clean & green!

Yard Waste: The best recycler of all is Mother Nature! Creating compost yourself or being sure to collect yard waste to send to your township is a great way to keep your yard beautiful and environment thriving!

Pumpkin Planning: As Halloween approaches, there are so many things you can do with a pumpkin! Carving a jack-o-lantern is a family favorite, but don’t waste those pumpkin seeds! Find a great recipe for baked pumpkin seeds and put them out as snacks for the family! When the pumpkin has served it’s purpose put it in compost or just throw it in the woods! Small critters love pumpkin!

Scarecrows Need Clothes: Have old, ripped clothes you can’t donate? You’re in luck because scarecrows are looking for just those items! You can even dress him a few times this fall if you have lots of old clothes that are unfit to donate! And don’t forget to fold them up and save them for next year as well!

Recycling isn’t just giving used plastic, glass and paper to your township; it’s about reusing what you have in your home! Not only will recycling save you money and the environment, it can be a fun activity for the kids this season! Let us know what you did to recycling this fall in our comment section below!