Thursday, May 6, 2010
The End is Near
It’s the end of the semester and time to pack up and go home! Therefore, we are all doing a lot more cleaning and moving than we want to. There are plenty of different ways to reduce, reuse and recycle during your moving time.
Always keep Good Will in mind. There is a Good Will located on Main Street right by Kroger in Bowling Green. Here you can take all of your belongings that you no longer have a use for. Good Will accepts all of your household items, clothes, movies, books among much more. By utilizing Good Will, you are allowing people to reuse your old items that would otherwise be in a landfill taking up space.
Rent a moving truck, or use a large car. If you have a small car, like me, borrow a vehicle with more space. This is going to cut down on the amount of times you are driving around dropping off loads of your belongings. It only makes sense to use a large vehicle when moving, but I have found myself not taking advantage of them without realizing. This idea is more than just cutting down on your work effort, but also gas emissions.
While moving out, lay out multiple labeled garbage bags. You can label them for things like trash, glass, cans and cardboard, for example. This will make it way easier for you and your roommates to recycle. It may even get your roommates who do not recycle involved. Then once you have your full bags, drop them off at the recycling stations outside of the resident halls or at the Bowling Green Recycling Center.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.