I hate throwing things away. Not in a hoarder way, but in an anti-waste way. Few things get me riled up quite like throwing away food – I’ll get to that later. It wasn’t until moving to Nashville, where recycling seems to be rare, that I was forced to wrestle with this more seriously. Do I succumb to the throw-out nature that is my new community or do I figure out a way to make it work for me? It took some trial and error but I am happy to say that after living in Nashville for nearly a year, I am making it work for me. Today, I’m sharing what I do to minimize our household waste. That includes food, single-use items and larger things.