If you have become more environmentally aware, how about applying this to your waste disposal as well? You can take steps to ensure that you practice safer ways of getting rid of your garbage. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:
Turn them into compost
Make your own compost pit. What you can do is to separate your food waste and throw it in one place. This includes even your tea bags since they are biodegradable. You can use this in your garden to fertilize the soil for better quality produce.
In case you do not have your own kitchen garden, check if any of your neighbors have a garden and would appreciate the compost and if they do, you can share it with them. The good thing about this is that they might repay you in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables once their garden starts bearing fruits.
Start a worm bin
The other alternative to a compost pit is starting your own worm bin. This helps to decompose stuff much faster in a compost pit such that you do not have to wait for long periods of time. You will put red worms in the bin where you are throwing your stuff.
You can easily find red worms. You can talk to a waste specialist to know where you can find the red worms. Just make sure to maintain the temperature of the bin between 55 degrees to 77 degrees for better results.
You can recycle up to 70% of the waste that you throw away. This includes things such as paper, batteries, clothes and even electronics. Check with your local council to see if there are any recycling programs that are already in place.
If there is no program in place, you can take steps to start one.
You can feed your animals some of the food waste that you have. Just make sure to do your research so that you know which products you can feed the animals and which ones to avoid. However, you must know that such foodstuff is usually not nutritious; therefore, even if you feed the animals the food waste, this should be done as a supplementary diet to an already existing nutritious diet.
Create less waste
Another way of better waste management is by creating less waste in the first place. For instance, you can do this by choosing stuff that uses less packaging materials. You can carry your own bags or packaging, such that you do not have to buy packaged goods.
In addition, you can buy products that use recycled materials. For example, you can buy recycled trash bags.
Rehome your waste
Instead of throwing away stuff, consider breaking them down into individual parts and see if someone else would be interested in having the parts. For instance, instead of throwing away your electronics, take them apart and see if anyone online would want to buy the different parts.