As we prepare for Thanksgiving, a great way to show gratitude for the resources we have is to do our best to keep waste at a minimum. A little advance planning goes a long way and you can get a head start by estimating the amount of food you will need. You can also try to avoid single-use items such as disposable utensils, plates and bowls and make sure that your recycling bin is properly labeled and accessible to recycle with ease.
Reduce the Chances of Wasting Food
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
- If you’re short on plates, cups or utensils, you could borrow from a friend or family member to avoid single-use items.
- Know your local recycling program rules. Recycle right with properly labeled and accessible trash and recycling bins.
- Be sure that recyclables are free of food and liquids and paper and cardboard are dry.
The traditional Thanksgiving meal can include many commonly recycled items, such as empty aluminum cans from cranberry sauce, paperboard boxes and glass jars from other ingredients and foods. Find out what materials can go in your bin at home by checking out the residential page of the website: http://ontariocountyrecycles.org/101/Residential-Recycling, and make sure to recycle right with gratitude in your heart this Thanksgiving.