Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We all were, hopefully, raised on this. But are we all actually doing this?? Well there is no excuse. Even if you have never owned a recycling bin in your life, you can start with baby steps.
According to Blacksburg town code, every complex must offer some recycling outlet and I am in the process of finding them to make it easier for you. Some of them recycle different things, which I will also point out.
In the mean time grab a bin and start throwing in the basics, plastic and aluminum, you can never go wrong with those. Even if you dont have a legit recycling bin, you can do it, my roommates and I use a plastic tote.
Recycling is an easy go to for making you feel like you are doing something better for the environment. And dont let anyone, EVER tell you that it wont make a difference. I dont care if you only recycle one aluminum can a day… you are making an effort. Eventually you can work your way up to sorting just about everything to be recycled… (you would be surprised what can be but we will get to that later)