Recycling at Home
Waste is something that everyone, to some degree, creates. What is classified
as waste varies greatly, but anything that is thrown away is a form of waste, whether it's food or a discarded
toy. Ultimately it is taken to a landfill, where it is piled with other garbage. As time passes, some garbage breaks
down, but some of it can sit for years. Either way, waste can be a problem, as it can release gases that pollute
the air, leach chemicals into the soil and ultimately the water supply, or just take up space. Some items are made
of materials that can be used for other purposes or reused. When items are returned to a usable state, it's called
It's important that people understand what can be thrown away and what items should
be recycled. Some items that people commonly associate with recycling are glass, aluminum, paper, and plastic;
however, most forms of waste can be recycled in some way. When this happens, these items are often taken to a recycling
facility that turns them into a new and usable product. People can recycle certain items by putting them in the
proper receptacles or bins to be picked up curbside. Parents should make recycling a family practice and teach
their children how to separate recyclables for pickup. Some items may be taken directly to recycling facilities
in exchange for cash. People can even recycle food by composting certain items so that they become a nourishing
substance for soil. Old or unwanted items that are made out of natural materials such as wood can be reused when
not buried in landfills.
Recycling for Kids
Home Improvements and Repair
- Water Damage
Home Repair and Restoration: When a person's home is flooded, it's important
that people act quickly to reduce the amount and severity of water damage.
- Kitchen-Related Home Improvement Fads Come and Go, But the Need for Financing Holds Steady: Read about kitchen fads and their cost on this page.
- Breaking Down the Costs of Home Repair: A problem
with the house's foundation can lead to an expensive repair job. Chance Foundation Solutions explains the ways
these costs can add up, depending on what repair work is needed as well as the foundation type, the home's size,
and the amount of damage the foundation has suffered.
- King Heating, Cooling,
and Plumbing: Heating: People who have questions about their HVAC system
or repairs should click this link to read helpful heating articles.
Improvement: DIY or Leave it to the Pros: When it comes to home improvements,
handy people may question if they should do repairs for themselves or if hiring a professional is best. This article
is meant to help homeowners make the right decision for their situation.
True Cost of Owning a Home Is Rising: Home Repair, Taxes, and Other Expenses:
When it comes to real estate, people often have a lot of questions. This article discusses the cost of taxes, home
repair and maintenance, and home insurance.
- Iowa State
University: Home Improvement: Before embarking on a home improvement project,
homeowners may consider a home improvement camp or workshop offered by the Iowa State University.
- Consumer Advice:
Home Improvement Commission: Consumers living in Maryland may visit this
page for homeowner tips.
Construction Tech: Portland Community College provides prospective students
with this overview of its building construction program and its three certificate/degree options.
- Is a Home Improvement Club Worth it? Homeowners
interested in home improvement membership clubs will find an overview of an article on the subject.
Improvement Application Steps: Click, read, and follow the six home improvement
registration application steps that are featured on this page of the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors
State License Board.
- Englewood, Colorado: Home Improvement Projects:
When planning a home improvement project, residents of Englewood, Colorado, should visit this page for information
about choosing a contractor.
- Taking Sustainability Home: Read this PennCurrent
article about the Greening Penn at Home program for staff and faculty.
- Old Homes'
Renovation: People who buy older homes will likely need to do some renovations.
Some of the common renovations include electricity, kitchen, and additions to the home.
Programs and Courses: On this page, interested parties will find links
to the Program Guide, Advising Checksheet, and Bachelor of Applied Technical Leadership. Prospective students can
apply online or request information.
- Capitalizing Repairs and Remodeling Expenses:
Expand and read the policy profile and the policy statement on this page.
- Analysis of Funds
Distribution for Single-Family Improvement Projects: This catalog entry
is a report about Phase I of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) and the distribution of single-family
home improvement loans and grants.
- What's Hiding in Your Bathroom?
Remodeling Reveals History: One never knows what a remodeling job may
- Home Improvement
Programs: Read about the city of Cambridge's home improvement program,
which offers low-interest loans.
- A Home Energy
Primer: Efficiency and Solar: On this page, homeowners will find tips
for saving energy on lighting, heating, appliances and electronics, hot water, and cooling. The page also features
information about passive solar and meeting energy needs with renewable energy.
Home Improvements: Click this link to the HUD website, which features
home improvement sources such as federal loan programs, community-based programs, and consumer information.
- Home Improvement:
C57BL/6J Mice Given More Natural Nesting Materials Build Better Nests:
Read this study to learn how nesting materials improve the quality of nests built by mice.
- Home Improvements
for Current Homeowners: Home improvement projects are the topic of discussion
on this Stanford University page.
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Last Updated 10-16-2017