Alternative Ways to Dispose of Garbage

There are a lot of ways to dispose of garbage, some better than others. We would firmly rank littering as the absolute worst way to get rid of your garbage. Simply throwing it away in the garbage is preferred, but still not optimal. Although Arizona Recycles focuses primarily on recycling metal, we are still recycling pros. Today, we are going to discuss a few alternative ways to dispose of garbage.


If you have the option, recycling is generally the best way to dispose of garbage. Some materials like aluminum are 100 percent recyclable, which means they can be recycled again and again and again without ever degrading. Some states are so committed to recycling that they will even compensate individuals who recycle things like glass bottles or plastic cans. Generally, recycling systems vary from states to states. If you are interested, you should inquire more about the programs available in your area.


Composting is an ideal way to dispose of organic, primarily food based, waste. With composting, individuals place fruit, vegetables, and other food waste in a bin located outside of the home. It will then begin to decompose naturally. The resultant material is nutrient rich and can be used to great effectiveness as fertilizer in a garden. One of the benefits of composting is that it aids in self-sustainability. Organic material is used in composting which creates a nutrient rich fertilizer. That very same fertilizer is than used to grow new organic material. This cycle is the ultimate goal of recycling. It eliminates waste, saves energy, and helps promote a healthy planet. Best of all, composting can be done by anyone! All you need is a little outdoor space and you too could get started composting.