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Tips to REDUCE!

by Jennifer Loper04/26/2018 1:00 PM
Updated: 06/08/2018



Each week during the 21 Day Challenge we're sending out an email filled with waste reducing tips to help you meet your goals. Check back on this blog to read any messages you've missed and to find additional ideas.


Featured Video: Ways to Cut Food Waste

Did you know the average American family throws away $1,400 worth of food a year? Crazy! Learn how to reduce food waste in your home (and save money on groceries!), from planning your meals to freezing leftovers.


9 Simple Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home

Below is the quick list we pulled out of a full article from Huffington Post >

  1. Get to know the rules of recycling.*house
  2. Ditch the plastic bags.
  3. Make a meal plan.
  4. Start relying on reusable containers to store food.
  5. Start composting.*
  6. Learn to repair rather than discard.
  7. Cancel unnecessary mail.**
  8. Stop using disposable plates and utensils.
  9. Just say no to plastic bottles – get a reusable one.

* Download Longmont's Recycling & Composting Guides >

** View a guide from EcoCycle to stop junk mail >

Participant SpotlightCountertop composting container

"I keep this small container in my bathroom to collect facial tissues and toilet tissue rolls for composting. It is made from a recycled dishwasher detergent canister covered with a scrap of fabric left from a sewing project."

~ Kathie D.


 Recycling Composting and Trash Carts

Learn about curbside composting service and sign up today.

Start saving money and space in the landfill by reducing your trash cart size.




  1. Updated: 06/08/2018
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