Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Household Waste

With the whole world trying to go greener, it is important to figure out ways that you can contribute to being more environmentally friendly in the 21st century. We’ve all heard about the climate crisis, and we all want to try to make a change however we can. One of the best ways of doing so is with your waste disposal. With such a massive rise in the use of plastics, especially single-use plastics, around the world, land-fill sites are packed with materials that will not biodegrade. So, finding ways to minimize your impact in creating such waste is a really good way to feel that you are making a real difference.


We all know about recycling, but still some people find it difficult to put recycling into practice. With recycling, products which are not biodegradable will be re-crafted into a new product and used again, reducing waste all over the world. A great way to make sure that you recycle is getting a recycling bin. Having a specific bin in which you can put recyclable materials means that you won’t have to sort your rubbish when it comes to your waste being collected. On that note, make sure you check which products are actually recyclable! Most products, especially packaging, will have a sign on them which indicates if they can be recycled or not. If it can be, make sure that there are no food remnants on the packaging as this can interfere with the recycling process.


A great way to reduce your waste in an effective and eco-friendly way is to reuse your waste when you can. There are a multitude of ways that you can reuse things, like packaging, for other purposes. For example, water bottles and milk cartons are great options to use as small containers to plant seeds. Plastic bags, which you get from local stores, can be saved and reused to that don’t have to buy any more. Reusing can save the planet, but it can also save you money. By getting creative in ways that you can reuse your waste you can make sure that you don’t have to buy a whole bunch of small things, and all these small savings can really add up to big amounts of cash over a period of time!


Composting is a really useful way in which you can reduce your food and natural waste, such as leaves, old plants, and fruit and vegetable waste. Getting a compost bin isn’t easily achievable for everyone, as it normally requires an outdoor space due to the fact that compost can produce some not-so-delicious smells. But if you have access to an outdoor space, composting is a must! You can buy or build a composting bin, and it doesn’t have to be big. First, learn what can be composted and how to optimize your compost, and then you will have a wonderful, free way in which to fertilize your plants and you will be reducing your waste in a big way!


It sounds obvious, but the best way to remove waste in an environmentally friendly method is to produce less waste! Many companies across the world are trying to reduce the waste that they produce with things such as hardy, reusable shopping bags and packaging. 

A great way to reduce waste is to focus on eating left-over food. By eating leftovers and not buying an excess of food, you will be making a great impact on the environment. If you do produce food waste, however, as everyone does from time to time, consider donating food to local food banks or using food recycling apps in which you can give food to others in your area.

Reducing clothing waste is also sweeping the nation. Buying less clothing overall is something which the whole world is working to achieve, but if you have spare clothing, or need to buy something new, consider thrifting and charity shops. This is a wonderful way to help clothing recirculation and stop the overproduction of clothes.

Use a Professional

If this all makes you feel a bit overwhelmed, don’t worry! There are professional companies which can help remove waste in an eco-friendly way, especially if you have a large quantity. Trash removal services that are environmentally conscious and offer a number of waste management services are a great option if you need some help with your waste. 

Companies like Waste Connections offer trash removal services, recycling collection, dumpster rentals and many other methods to remove your waste in an eco-friendly way. In addition to providing trash services in Miami, they also serve areas like New York, Seattle, San Jose, and plenty of other locations all over the United States.

Everyone produces waste, so don’t feel guilty about it. By trying to organize your waste in an environmentally friendly way, you are making the first steps towards a greener planet!

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.