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Waste Awareness Hierarchy

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Waste Reduction simply means to minimize the amount of trash generated. 

Be a careful shopper! As a consumer, you have purchasing power. As more and more people buy products that are reusable, refillable or concenrated, manufacturers will take notice and produce more of these products designed to reduce waste and promote reuse. While shopping, consider the following guidelines:

 Avoid excessive  packaging  According to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery  (CalRecycle), of  the 66 million tons of solid waste  generated by Californians each year,  approximately one third is packaging!
 Restore/Refurbish   Some products simply need a tune-up, consider restoring products for reuse. Disposing a  product should be the last resort! Check  out  the Reuse page for more information.
 Bring your own  Waste is minimized when using your own reusable bag(s), container(s), etc. Fill them up  with bulk products.
 Buy only what is  needed  Avoid overpurchasing, particularly if the product can go bad over time.
 Buy in bulk  This decreases the amount of individually wrapped packaging and save space in the  landfill.
 Buy durable  products  A majority of the material in the landfill are single-use and/or poorly made products.
 Buy refillable  products  This avoids single-use packaged products saving space in the landfill.
 Buy recyclable  products  Ensure the product is recyclable locally at the end of it's usable life. Use the guide What  is Recylable? in the City of Red Bluff and unincorporated Tehama County, and What is  Recyclable? in the City of Corning.

 

 

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Stop unsolicited mail! 

  Unwanted/junk mail is more than a nuisance; it is a waste of resources. Remove your name from mail marketing lists with the help from the following organization(s):