Department of Public Works
dpw.lacounty.gov

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Tips - What Can I Do?Tips - What Can I Do?

Simple Ideas for Reducing

Simple Ideas For Reducing

Here are a few simple ways you
can reduce:

Waste reduction at the store
Buy beverages in reusable or recyclable containers. Examples include glass, plastic bottles and aluminum
Buy concentrated products to reduce packaging
Avoid buying packaged foods with disposable, nonreheatable microwave dishes
Carry a canvas or tote bag when you shop
Cancel subscriptions to magazines or newspapers you don't actually read; donate old issues
Buy products that are durable and reusable
Don't discard clothing or household items. Hold a yard sale or donate the items to charitable organizations
List all the things you can recycle through your city's curbside program or your local recycling center. Then list the things in your trash that are nonrecyclable. Next time you go shopping, look for recyclable substitutes

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