School is out! For kids, that means a much-anticipated break from the books, early mornings and extracurriculars. For parents, of course, this season often involves finding new ways to keep our kids entertained and our homes in-tact after all the (sometimes messy) summer fun. Fortunately, we have plenty of ideas on how to do both! As your trusted Ocala trash pickup professionals, Florida Express Environmental has you covered with tips and tricks on achieving a fun-filled, sustainable summer. Just read on to get started.
Turn Pantry “Trash” Into Crafty Treasures
You may find that your home’s overall waste stream — that is, how much trash you generate — increases while your child is home from school. This is actually a great opportunity to teach them the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle! As a family, you can reduce your waste by shopping at the store or local farmer’s market with your own tote bags vs. plastic or paper bags from the store. You can reuse fridge and pantry containers for fun arts and crafts — cardboard oatmeal cans can become a set of drums, while empty sauce jars can take on a new life as miniature terrariums. And of course, always recycle when possible. You can call Florida Express for information on getting started in your own home.
Teach Your Child About Trash Pickup & Recycling
To further your child’s interest in the environment, teach them about the recycling journey! Florida Express Environmental collects a wide variety of recyclables (from everyday items, like paper and junk mail, to more specialized materials like aluminum and scrap metal) and uses a state-of-the-art facility to recycle everything we gather. That’s something your family can feel good about!
Enlist Young Helpers For Yard Cleanup
Working on your yard this summer? Find small ways for your kiddo to help outside — whether they’re helping hand you branches to toss into your Florida Express roll-off dumpster, or simply picking up forgotten toys from across the yard, they will enjoy the new sense of responsibility and may just learn something new about the waste journey along the way.
At Florida Express Environmental, we care deeply about the local environment and the families who call it “home!” Call us today to learn more about our services for homes, businesses, and organizations. We can’t wait to work with you, this summer and all year long.