It’s easy. All you do is use the bins issued by your garbage collector company, following the word pictures displayed on the lids. Separate your stuff and just do it.
I am not touting my virtue in recycling my bath water since 1987, which now is in style because of California’s drought conditions. I am saying that fear of change for the worse, fear of bad times ahead, fear of shortages and global warming and loss of our resources as we have enjoyed them, is a very very powerful incentive to save water and recycle trash. I think garbage disposals must be the worst offenders in egregious water consumption. It’s a luxury which must rank up there with throwing away food.
I was dismayed to read that only 17% of Alameda County’s residents recycle; imagine the habits of many other states which aren’t as conscious of nature being in peril. A friend living in Florida has no means even of recycling trash. She was bemused to see what I do here at home and went back to her state distressed at the state of things there.
California has a billionaire, Tom Steyr, who has committed $50 million of his own funds toward convincing those government naysayers about climate change. This state is fortunate to have others who pitch in as well with money and personal effort.
A couple months ago I collected 55 gallons of rain runoff from the roof and have been watering plants with it. But then had to spend a large sum of money to sweep the roof of pine needles and then, repair the gutters. Those 55 gallons were expensive!