Taking the initiative to clean up your neighborhood can be difficult, but in the long-run, you’ll be proud of your accomplishments and you’ll have a more happy and healthy community because of it! In this blog, we’re going to talk about a couple ways you can make your neighborhood clean and pollution free.
Take a stroll
The only way to know the problems that your neighborhood is facing is to walk through it and observe it for yourself. Look for trash on the ground, pollution in streams or ponds, and be aware of any strange odors. However, not all environmental issues can be observed, so it’s important that you contact a community authority to see if there is anything you can do to help.
Be a leader
The number one way to start cleaning up your neighborhood is to lead by example. If you’re doing your part, you will have an easier time getting others to follow. One great way to show people you care is to clean up your own yard. We’ve all had that neighbor who stores junk in their backyard. Don’t be this person! If you show that you care about how your yard looks, others will follow. You may even initiate a little friendly competition to see who has the nicest yard!
Secure your trash
If you want to completely eliminate litter in your neighborhood, you’ll want to make sure that your trash is always properly secured. Never overfill your trash can. If you consistently fill your garbage bins, you should invest in another one, or wait until the next trash cycle before you put it out to the curb. If other people in your neighborhood have problems with this, make sure you let them know or teach them to secure their trash better.
Community cleanup projects
Another way to create a clean neighborhood is to be part of a community cleanup project. In many communities, cleanup projects are hosted through recreation centers, at parks or throughout neighborhoods. This is a good way to help out and meet like-minded people who may be interested in helping you with some projects of your own.
Ride your bike
Riding your bike rather than driving to work every day is a great way to reduce carbon emissions as well as set an example for everyone else in your neighborhood. Once your neighbors find out about this, you will most likely be the talk of the neighborhood because riding a bike to work is usually something that people talk about, but never end up doing.
Sometimes creating a clean and healthy neighborhood just means having the right waste disposal service. Oak Disposal is dedicated to keeping your neighborhood a clean and healthy place for everyone to live. We offer residential trash service, porta potty rentals, and commercial dumpster rental, so contact us today!