The best thing you can do for your yard is to get rid of as much garbage as you can, and to leave it alone, said Lisa Tisdale, director of the Center for Environmental Justice at the University of Central Florida.
“And if you don’t leave it there, you’re going to get more of it,” she said.
“It’s the best way to go.”
Tisdales advice applies to any kind of yard or garden, but the most important thing is to leave the garbage out in the open, and not just on the ground.
“Just put it in a container, put it away,” Tisdales said.
And remember, a garbage bag is better than a plastic garbage bag.
So if you want to save money, put some plastic bags in your yard.
The best part?
You can recycle, too.
If you live in a neighborhood where there’s not much of a trash problem, the only real reason to throw out trash is to use it for composting.
It can take a couple of months to compost the garbage, and the waste is less likely to be thrown out.
If the compost has been made, you can use it as fertilizer.
In fact, it’s a good idea to put your compost in a compost bin, as compost is the most nutrient-rich.
The main thing is just not to let it sit out.
Tisdaling said you can make compost at home with a kitchen compost bin or a plastic bag.
And she suggests using a garden bin with holes in it to store it.
“I love that you can just fill up the bin with soil, just like a garden,” she explained.
“You just have to fill it up, so the soil doesn’t get in the way.”
Tislalys composting compost bin.
(Photo: Flickr/joeygodd)What to do with your waste?
There are different types of waste you can throw away, including wood, paper, plastic, paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, plastic bags, and even clothes.
Tislaling said that, while there are different products you can put in a recycling bin, the most popular waste products are cardboard and wood.
So just make sure you throw away the most common items, and you’ll be fine.
Tissdal said you might be tempted to use plastic bags to make compost, but it’s not worth it.
You should instead recycle plastic bottles or plastic containers that come with a recycling label.
There are plastic bottles with holes that you should throw away instead, she said, as plastic is not a good recycling product.
You can also recycle your recycling bags with some of the companies mentioned earlier.
But don’t put them in your recycling bin as plastic bottles, Tisdals said.
You’re just adding to your landfill.
“This is going to be a landfill for the rest of your life,” Tislals said, adding that there are ways to recycle your bags without throwing them out.
“If you want your trash to be composted, you don-t have to throw it out.
You just put it into the ground.”