How to Celebrate Earth Day ūüĆé

Happy Earth Day! ¬†Today, we speak for the trees! Each year, we take some time to demonstrate how much we care about the future of the planet. ¬†Here are a few simple changes you can make. How to Celebrate Earth Day: Spend Time Outside –¬†Go for a walk during lunch, head to park this afternoon, […]

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Compost or Trash: What Can You Add to Your Garden? ūüĆĪ

It’s time to start planning your spring garden! ¬†Thinking of of using compost to nourish your plants this year? ¬†Before you begin, be sure you know the difference between what should and shouldn’t go into your compost bin. Compost These: Leaves –¬†As you clean up your yard for spring, throw dead leaves into your compost! […]

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What Products Are Made from Recycled Materials?

Ever wonder what happens to materials after they are recycled? ¬†There are several companies out there that use recycled materials to make new products! Plastic Bottles ‚Üí Plastic Lumber Thinking of adding a new deck to your backyard? ¬†Plastic lumber is actually made from recycled plastic! ¬†It’s often used in outdoor decking. Aluminum¬†Cans ‚Üí Baseball […]

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Outdoor Home Improvement Projects for Spring

Now that the weather is getting warmer (kind of), it’s time to start working on your outdoor home improvement projects. ¬†Here are a few ideas to get your started. Spring Home Improvement Projects: Update Your Outdoor Patio –¬†Whether brick, stone or concrete, your outdoor patio is a beautiful, long-lasting backyard feature. ¬†It’s perfect for outdoor […]

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How to Tackle Your Spring Cleaning Projects

Warmer weather brings one thing to mind – spring cleaning! ¬†It’s time to get your home in shape for the new season. ¬†This doesn’t just mean surface cleaning, it also means tackling your attic and basement clutter. ¬†Here are a few tips to help you tackle your spring cleaning projects with ease. Spring Cleaning Tips: […]

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How to Celebrate World Water Day

¬†Today is World Water Day! Water plays an important role in our lives. ¬†It’s not¬†just for drinking – we use water when we take a shower, wash our hands, prep dinner, clean our clothes, etc. ¬†Many people don’t realize that water is even used to create new materials and packaging. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 people […]

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How to “Green” Your St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today (and every day) we¬†are looking for ways to make our lives a little bit greener. ¬†Fortunately, going green can be simple. ¬†With a few changes to your home¬†routines, you can improve your recycling habits this St. Patrick’s Day. How to Improve Your Recycling: Reduce & Reuse First –¬†Everyone knows the […]

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How Fast Do Things Biodegrade?

Our trash is often out of sight, out of mind, but the truth is that it takes time for materials to truly disappear. ¬†Every material is different, and they each biodegrade at a different rate. ¬†So just how fast do things biodegrade? ¬†View the infograph below to find out how long it takes for something […]

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

Short days and cold nights can make getting through the winter tough. ¬†Fortunately, with a few simple¬†changes, you can beat the winter blues! ¬† Here are a few ways to brighten up the last few weeks of winter. Tips for Beating the Winter Blues: Spend Time with Family –¬†It is scientifically proven that talking with […]

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Watch Our Animated YouTube Video!

Have you seen our NEW animated YouTube video? ¬†Watch our video to learn more about the trash and recycling pickup services we offer here at Residential Waste Systems! For the past 30 years, family owned and operated Residential Waste Systems has been providing Trash and Recycling Service to Trumbull and Monroe, CT. ¬†We pride ourselves […]

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