Recycle kitchen scraps. If you do not have access to a chipper- do not save bones, seafood or animal scraps.
When preparing meals, size portions for minimum waste on the plate.
Tupperware is re-useable and saves food for another nights meal.
Make sure your food bins (compost) is securely closed when not in use- keeps pesky critters out.
Keep as much yard waste as possible for your yard- start a compost pile of leaves, small branches, grass, flower cuttings, etc.
If you don’t have a chipper- use an older lawnmower to breakdown your yard waste -This can go back onto your flowerbeds as mulch.
If space is not a problem, a pile turned over occasionally will breakdown fairly quickly.
Always dig composed materials into topsoil when preparing a garden or flowerbed.
Tips: using fewer natural resources
Opt out of junk mail, catalogs & magazines you don’t want- www.donotmail.org
Change monthly bills to electronic statements.
Use cloth diapers
Use cloth grocery bags- not plastic
Use plastic containers to store food- try to get away from plastic bags of all sizes and items that are used once then thrown away.
Recycle all glass, metal, plastic and paper products possible
Check your local recycling policy. If you don’t have recycling, ask why and get it.
Use personal re-usable bottles with your own tap water source.
Use vehicles less
Plan to run multiply errands at a time
Use a bicycle or walk as much as possible- put a basket on your bike to pick up small items needed at the store.
Use local transportation or carpool as much as possible.