What do you do with all of those ink toner cartridges that your office uses each day? How about all of the paper that is tossed out after being looked at for just a few seconds? Now, what do you do with all of the dead batteries from different gadgets around the office? I created this blog to help other businesses find methods of recycling the many recyclable materials that come in and out of the office in a day. It is my hope that knowing what can be done with these things will help keep them out of the landfill.
When a baby turns one years old, it's a huge milestone in their life. In a short year, the baby has gone through numerous changes and a whole lot of different products. As your baby starts to walk, talk, and develop, it's time for you to start considering a massive cleanup for your home. One of the easiest ways to do this is by renting a roll off dumpster. By renting a dumpster, you can easily clean out many elements of the home and have it ready for the next year of the baby's life. Follow this guide to learn about the best things to get rid of, toss in the dumpster, and move on from.
Nursing Pillows and Baby Pillows
As your baby was first born, one of the main priorities is ensuring that your baby is comfortable. This can often be done using a variety of nursing pillows or soft cushions for your baby to lie on. As your baby starts to crawl and walk, the need for these pillows has slowly started to go away. Keeping these pillows is not a good idea, even if they are in storage. Pillows are an attractive area for all types of bugs, mites, and little critters. The longer you keep these pillows, the more they can become contaminated with not only bugs, but various germs and diseases as well. If you still seek a pillow, you can purchase one in the future, but its best to just toss these items in a dumpster rental for now. The unique sizes and shapes of the pillows makes them harder to place in a trash bag and more ideal for a dumpster.
Many experts recommend that your child weans off of a bottle by the age of nine months. To help with the process, you can use the child's first birthday to go cold turkey and help eliminate every bottle in the house. Getting rid of the bottle can help prevent tooth decay and the temptation of giving it to the child when they go to sleep at night. Along with tossing out baby bottles, you can get rid of a bunch of accessories that you may no longer need. This includes baby bottle racks, extra covers, dirty bottle cleaners, and any baby bottle warmers that you no longer need. Once they are gone, you will have a lot of extra room for a new collection of sippy cups to enjoy.
Infant Car Seats & Strollers
Once your child gets past around 30 pounds, it will be time to place them in a new car seat that is more adaptable to their growing body. There are strict regulations against selling old car seats and the technology has a specific expiration date. Instead of dealing with any of these details, it's easier to just toss all of your items in a dumpster. The one thing you may decide to keep is the base of the car seat, because that could be compatible with a new seat brand that you decide to purchase. Along with the car seat, you may have an infant stroller that you want to get rid of. The stroller may only be compatible with your specific car seat, making it a little harder to sell.
Baby Baths & Furniture
Once a baby can sit up on its own, it's time to start converting baths to a standard tub. This means that you can get rid of the big plastic tub that was used on your infant before. These tubs are typically bulky and take up a lot of space so it's nice to just toss it in the dumpster. Other types of baby furniture can also be tossed away. This includes a bassinet, baby swing, or baby rocker that you may have used. Most babies over the age of one are too large to fit properly in these components.
Renting a dumpster will make it a lot easier to throw this stuff out. You can easily place the items inside without the need to bag anything up or carefully organize it.