How to Reduce Waste in Your Home

There are always ways we can improve on how much waste we are producing in our homes.  If you’re not actively thinking about how much waste you produce on a day to day basis, you might be surprised at how much that is.  We all should start thinking about our own individual impact on the environment, and that starts with proper waste management. Here are some top tips on how to reduce the waste in your home.

Recycling is Essential

Recycling is one of the most important steps we can take to make a positive impact on the environment.  If you’re not actively recycling, now is the time. While the process of sorting out recycling can seem overwhelming with so many recycling symbols, it’s actually quite simple.

Sort your paper, plastic, and glass products into separate bins for easy recycling removal.  Every day, there are so many products that are simply thrown away that can actually be recycled.  If you’re unsure about what can and can be recycled, contact the team at Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal for assistance.

Switch to Paper

Making the switch from plastic to paper bags can make a drastic impact on not only the amount of waste you produce, but also the environment.  Paper bags can easily be reused or recycled, which takes countless plastic bags out of your rubbish bin and out of landfills. Plastic can take hundreds, even thousands of years to decompose.  The less we use plastic bags, the better.

Plan Your Shopping

Australians waste millions of dollars in food waste each and every year.  One of the biggest contributors to that amount of food waste is not properly planning out your meals for the week or month.  Planning out your meals helps with both your budget and maintaining the amount of food waste.

Take the extra time at the beginning of your week will allow you to make the most out of your time and money, and proper meal planning reduces food waste in your home.  Save time shopping and save money by making the most out of your meal planning.


While planning your shopping will certainly cut down on food waste, it won’t eliminate it entirely.  Instead of simply tossing that food waste, consider creating a compost pile instead. By adding organic soil to food waste, the food breaks down over time and creates an incredibly nutrient-rich soil that you can use in your garden.

Reuse Containers

Packaging and containers account for a large portion of rubbish.  By using your own reusable containers and buying in bulk, you can cut out a lot of unnecessary waste in your home.  Reusable containers are fun and stylish, making them a great addition to your kitchen.

Make sure that your containers are airtight, otherwise your food can go to waste if it’s stored over long periods of time.  These containers can also help you maximise the storage space in your kitchen.

Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal

It’s important that we do our part to reduce the amount of waste we are producing in our homes.  With these simple tips, we can start making a meaningful impact on our environment. Even by trying out one of these tips, you’re making positive choices for our environment and reducing the amount of waste that you produce.

Even by using all of these tips, it’s nearly impossible to live a completely waste-free lifestyle.  That’s why the team at Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal is here. We are experts at efficient and cost-effective rubbish removal and are ready to help you and your home.  To start scheduling your removal service, contact us today.