When you avoid making garbage in the first place, you don't have to worry about disposing of waste or recycling it later. Changing your habits is the key - think about ways you can reduce your waste at home (PDF), at work (PDF) and when shopping (PDF). There's a ton of ways for you to reduce waste, save yourself some time and money, and be good to the Earth at the same time.
Read more (PDF) with our Reduce Your Waste Size brochure or continue reading for waste reduction hints and tips.
Tips for reducing waste at home, school and work
Avoid disposable, single-use items
Purchase products with recyclable or minimal packaging
Use refillable spray bottles
Use reusable bags
Purchased reused, consignment or thrift
Set all printers to double sided printing
Purchase only what you need
Pack a no waste lunch
Borrow or rent seldom used items instead of purchasing them
Before you recycle junk mail, call the senders 1-800 number and ask to be removed from their mailing list