Every household can encourage better recycling practices with each member of the family. The main tip is to have a proper system in place. If you have a recycling bin collected by the local authority, you will be aware of the type of items you can place in it. Make everyone in the family conscious of what can be recycled this way and encourage them to make sure that they put items into the correct container.
However, there are other items that can be recycled, and it is essential that we find ways to do this. Most towns will have recycling centres where families can take things that cannot be collected by the local authority. This might include pieces of timber, carpet and even clothes. These are then taken away and recycled or repurposed. The main point is that they do not end up rotting in landfills.
Look out for other recycling points too. Some supermarkets will help you to collect soft plastics such as plastic shopping bags and packaging. They may have points for the recycling of batteries. Make a note of where these are and make good use of them.