Clayton Homes and the Environment

Posted by Robbie Johal on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 12:25pm.

One of the things I love about most living in Surrey is that we’re dedicated to reducing waste and keeping unnecessary items out of the landfill. This should come as no surprise, since British Columbia is one of the highest scoring provinces for environmental progress! As residents, we can also do our part to reduce waste and make our Clayton Heights homes greener. Here are some tips to help you make your property more environmentally-friendly:

  1. Wash clothing items in cold water: There’s laundry detergents out there that can get the job done without the use of hot water. By the way, they can also save you money in your utilities bills.
  2. Forget Plastic Bags: Most grocery stores sell reusable bags for as low as a dollar. These bags can be used more than once and some of them can store more items than a regular plastic bag. (You also won’t get charged per plastic bag at the till).
  3. Turn OFF the sink: When brushing your teeth or shaving, turn off the faucet and only turn it on to rinse your toothbrush or razor. An average Clayton family of four can save as much as 48 gallons of water a day by doing this— that’s $70 a year!
  4. Use a Three-Cart System: Surrey has an awesome three-cart system that separates waste materials into recycling, garbage, and organic waste. Organics are picked up every week, recyclables every other week, and the garbage cart is also every other week. The City will provide Clayton families with recommended cart sizes depending on the household type. For more information visit the City of Surrey website.

By following these tips and more we can contribute to a healthier planet, and save money in the long run. It’s a win-win! Best of all, making your Clayton home eco-friendly is easy, simple, and quick. For more great tips and advice stay tuned to my blog.

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