1) If you arent currently recycling, you may want to look into your city or town’s system. Some areas actually give you vouchers for recycling. These vouchers can be used at local restaurants, even stores in your area; your city managers office would be the best place to contact!
2) Some states issue a deposit on recyclable bottles and cans, upwards of $0.10 a bottle.
3) According to the EPA, 80-90% of the average households trash contains recyclable, or donation-worth items. If you recycled these items, consider the cost you will save on trash bags alone, you could save upwards of $40.00 a year!
4) Some states will give you state tax credits on your annual tax return; the average state has an allotance of over $60.00 a year!
With all of these advantages, why would you not recycle?
In my home, we recycle most items; as you can see above we are serious about our collections! We also donate goods, upcycle items, and compost our vegetable scraps. We have done this for three years, and by doing so I save over $110.00 a year!
Here’s to the environment!