Small changes that can have a lasting effect on the environment. Queen City Disposal has some tips on how to reduce waste this year

Reuse water bottles

  • You might already have a reusable water bottle, but do you use it all the time?
  • Take your water bottle with you when you go out to prevent buying expensive beverages to go and eliminate the one-time use bottle.

Reusable plastic bags can be used for more than groceries

  • Put reusable grocery bags in the back seat of your car so you’ll have them on those last-minute trips to the store.

Avoid single-use food and drink containers and utensils

  • Avoid using single-use coffee cups, disposable, utensils, straws, and napkins.
  • Keep a set of silverware at work along with a plate, bowl, and cup that you can wash and reuse.
  • Skip the plastic straw! Buy reusable metal, glass, or silicone straws instead.

Remember – a lot of these items are made from plastic and were delivered by a truck, and will end up in landfills. Anything we can do to reduce plastic consumption adds up to make a big impact.

Compost!

  • Having a compost pile in your backyard can save on fertilizer for your fruits and vegetables and even for your plants and flowers.
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, grass clippings, and leaves can all be composted.
  • Make 2021 the year you become a master gardener!

Stop using so much paper!

  • In today’s digital world, most companies offer bills by email.
  • Digital subscriptions to magazines and newspapers are sometimes less expensive than hard-copy versions.
  • Try using ecocycle.org/junkmail to eliminate extra paper in your mailbox or talk to your mail carrier to stop the delivery of junk mail.

Queen City Disposal is a locally owned and operated business. Our mission is to ensure the delivery of a cost-effective and environmentally sound solid waste management system. 

Contact us today and let’s talk trash!  
Queen City Disposal
50 Reynolds Street
Clarksville, TN  37040
Phone: (931) 896-1500 
Email: info@queencitydisposal.com