In the last 2 weeks we cut down the amount of garbage we collect in our bathrooms.
I was reading a booklet that the city made when the Green Bin program started. They made a little booklet to tell people what goes in the green bin from every room. I realized that other than the kitchen we have the most garbage in the bathroom. There was so much stuff that we threw in the bathroom but was not garbage at all.
None of this is garbage:
- Hair > Green Bin
- Nail Clippings > Green Bin
- Pet hair > Green Bin
- Toothpicks > Green Bin
- Cotton swabs/ Cotton balls > Green Bin
- Tissue > Green Bin
- Paper > Blue Bin
- Toothpaste/soap boxes >Blue Bin
- Empty cans/bottles > Blue Bin
- Toiletpaper rolls > Blue Bin
So me and my mom went to the Dollar Store to make special bins. First we to chose a big container and then were chose 3 smaller bins to fit the inside. We found 3 cereal containers that fit perfectly. The big box was $2, the smaller ones were $1.50 each. It was less than $10 for the whole thing! We then had to label the containers to know where we had to put things: Green Bin, Recycle and Garbage. We used plastic file-folder tabs to put them in. It looked amazing! And it works too!
This was really easy and it’s working. I can already see how much less we’re throwing in the garbage. I hope that you might try this too.
If you have other ideas like this, I’d love to hear about it!