When we moved into our house we set up all of our utilities. Our monthly trash bill was $25. Our trash service fee is based up the number of bags that they pick up each week. If I put out fewer bags, I could reduce our monthly trash bill. So, I increased our recycling to reduce the number of trash bags.
It was slow at first. We did the basic newspaper, pop bottles and cans, but I wanted to increase the recycling and save more money. We now recycle 50% of our waste and reduced our trash service fee to $16 a month. $108 in savings each year.
This is an actual picture of our bi-monthly recycling. We now recycle 50% of our waste.
If you do not have curbside recycling service, you can find a recycling center near you at www.1800recycling.com