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Get in the spirit of spring cleaning

Monday, March 15, 2021 by Tai Moses

It’s the time of year when we start to cast a jaded eye on the clutter seeping forth from our closets and cabinets, and a voice, sounding suspiciously like Jacob Marley’s, whispers in our ear: It’s time for spring cleaning. Fortunately, the city’s zero-waste blog has some valuable tips to help make this dreaded annual exercise less onerous and more sustainable. Instead of just throwing everything into a giant pile destined to rot for all eternity in the landfill, we are advised to separate our discards into categories: 1) still usable, can be donated; 2) broken but could be repaired; 3) repurpose; and 4) throw it out, though maybe recycle it. The city’s What Do I Do With tool can help you figure out where to take some of these items, or if something has truly come to the end of its useful life, where to dispose of it. Learn more about how to “zero-waste” your spring cleaning here.

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