Earth Day Actions to Help the Planet

For more than 50 years, people around the globe have celebrated Earth Day to recognize the vital importance of preserving the environment.

As a leader in the environmental services industry and the second-largest recycler in the U.S., Republic Services is proud to be a trusted resource for communities across the country when it comes to recycling, waste disposal, organic waste processing and so much more.

From our innovative renewable gas projects and award-winning organics program to our industry-leading stance on fleet electrification, we are focused on providing environmental solutions today that meet the needs of tomorrow.

For us, this means going beyond innovating in our business and into our communities. We’re focused on helping consumers be better stewards of our environment every day. Thanks to our Republic Services blog for sharing steps we can all take to make Earth Day Every Day.

  1. Recycle Better. Review the basics of recycling on First, know what to throw – get familiar with which items are and aren’t recyclable in your area. Second, make sure your recyclables are all empty, clean, and dry before tossing them in your bin. And third, don’t bag your recyclables.
  2. Go the Extra Mile. So, you’ve mastered at-home recycling. But, what about the recyclable items that you can’t toss in your bin? You know the special items, like batteries, light bulbs, electronics, and all those plastic bags. Go the extra mile with these items by finding ways to recycle them in your community.
  3. Spend Time in the Garden. Earth Day is a great time to plant something in your lawn or garden. Don’t have a lawn or garden? Consider getting a house plant to bring the outdoors inside.
  4. Leverage your Food Waste. Composting is an excellent way to turn your food waste (and other items) into useful material that can feed your lawn, garden, or other soil.
  5. Tell a Friend or Neighbor. Don’t keep your new sustainable habits and practices to yourself. Tell a friend! Share your tips for better recycling and how they can make eco-friendly changes in their life too.

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