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Estimate the total trash you produce in a year:
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Seal and weigh or estimate the volume of each individual category bag (volume = 4.19 x radius3).
Multiply each quotient by 100.
Look at the categories and determine what percentage of your trash output you can reduce by recycling or composting.
You can recycle such items as glass, newspaper, glossy paper, aluminum cans, aluminum foil and plastic bottles.
You can compost newspaper, yard waste and most kitchen wastes (although meat/dairy products take special composting).
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