Earth Month: Small Changes for Big Impact


Most environmental concerns are earth sized problems, but if we all make small changes, eventually they’ll have a big impact on the environment. As Placer Recycles celebrates Earth Month, we’re sharing some easy things you can do locally to keep our earth healthy and thriving.


Five tips for keeping our earth clean and green


1. For neat and clean organizers

Watch out for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)! We love the smell of a freshly cleaned space after tidying up, but what comes next can hurt recyclables. Click here to R.O.C.K. your HHW or visit our HHW resource page.


2. For chefs and kitchen gurus

Protect recyclables and your pipes – skip pouring fats, oils and grease (FOG) down the drain or into your bin. Watch our video to learn how to clear the FOG away safely!


3. For car lovers and motor heads

Seal off and ship out your engine’s used oil to its next best life. Learn the ABC’s of motor oil and filter disposal here.


4. For plant parents and garden growers

Learn the six steps to turning everyday organics into compost soil.


5. For techies and cloud-living cord-cutters

Re-gift unused tech, trade it in for some extra cash or bring it to us for safe disposal. If your tech has used batteries, contact us for free curbside pick-up or drop-off! Learn more about eWaste here.


We all call planet earth home! Together, we can share ideas and make small changes for a positive environmental impact for generations to come.