Less Waste

Frugal and green living go hand in hand.

Cloth napkins, rags for cleaning instead of paper towels, cloth diapers and cloth wipesare all green and save us money! We also recycle and compost {although it’s somewhat difficult to compost while living in a condo}. Doing these simple things cuts back on our waste.

We use less than one garbage bag a week and don’t pull our trash can down to the curb every week. In fact, it’s been 6 weeks since we pulled it down for pick up last {and that includes our Christmas trash!}

We were surprised to see our neighbors trash cans brimming full of trash after missing just one week of trash pickup {due to the Georgia snow last week!}

It’s sad to see how much trash families accumulate in a week.

Making small changes really make a difference and cuts down on waste.

Try out cloth napkins, give cloth diapering a try and recycle everything your city recycles!

If we all did the little things it would begin to make a huge impact and there would be less waste!

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9 Replies to “Less Waste”

  1. We're moving on Saturday to an apartment with a balcony, and we're finally going to start composting! I'm very excited about this – and would love for you to give us your *secrets*. 🙂

    1. When we were in our house we just brought our food scraps out to our compost pile that was by our garden…so easy!

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      The Frugal Girl has a really simple composting method <a href="http:// {http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2008/12/easy-composting/}” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://{http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2008/12/easy-composting/}” target=”_blank”>{http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2008/12/easy-composting/} that may work well with your new balcony!!

  2. I agee…being frual and green do go hand in hand~~

    I am awarding you with a Sunshine award!! Have a Great Day!!

  3. Our city has a limit of 1 bag per week. We compost and use very little in the way of paper products. We are able to keep down to one bag a week. However at least once a year we have to go to the dump with bigger things that they won't take in the trash. Last summer we re-did our bathroom so all the tile, flooring and old vanity we had to take to the dump.

    1. I've heard about cities having limits or charging per bag! I wish we lived in an area that was a little more eco-conscious and had limits! Do they charge/limit what you can bring to the dump too?

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