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5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Celebrate Independence Day

Jul 4, 2023 | Blog, Tips and How Tos

The 4th of July is a great time to get together with friends and family to celebrate America’s independence! Whether it’s fireworks, barbecue, or any other event, it will sure draw a crowd. However, with lots of items needed for festivities, there will sure be a lot of waste consumed or used. That’s why Fire Dawgs Junk Removal has put together 5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Celebrate Independence Day. Keep reading to learn ways you can go green this 4th of July!

5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Celebrate Independence Day


  1. DIY Decorations — Don’t waste money on the one-and-done decorations! Instead try making some do-it-yourself decorations to help accentuate your space. Here are few examples:
      • You can add red, white, and blue food dye to your food. 
      • Paint mason jars in red, white, and blue.
      • Use non-toxic watercolors and paint a flag on the windows
      • Use old clothing materials to make DIY flag.
  2. Use Biodegradable Utensils — Since you will be having guests over, you’ll need lots of silverware to serve food. But when you go to buy utensils, make sure the pack you’re buying is biodegradable. Most plastic silverware does not decompose once it hits a landfill — meaning it stays in our environment for years. Help keep our eco-system green by making sure to buy products that will decompose.
  3. Use Green Grilling Options — Using charcoal grills creates carcinogenic compounds that stick your food and pollutes your air. Additionally, it adds to greenhouse gas pollution. Skip the charcoal in favor of more sustainable options:
    • Natural Gas and Propane
    • Electric 
    • Solar-Powered
    • Lump Charcoal
  4. Switch Out Napkins For Towels — Don’t waste hundreds of paper napkins at your BBQ! Instead, provide cloth towels to guests as a means of cleaning ones hands after eating.
  5. Compost Left Over Food — We throw away about 30% of the food we create, this only grows larger during the 4th of July celebrations. To compost your left overs, all you need is a compost pile or bin where you can throw in all your food scrap. Here are items that are compostable.
    • Compostable: Fruits, vegetables, tea bags, coffee grounds, coffee filters, toothpicks, eggshells, compostable cutlery, plates, and napkins.
    • Non Compostable: Dairy, meat, fish bones, charcoal ash, dead plants, and oils.


Fire Dawgs Junk Removal is a veteran owned and firefighter founded junk hauling community. Our professional and insured team of junk removers can help with shed removals to entire cleanouts — and even simple curbside junk pick-up. But the best part about our services? We’re eco-friendly! We also reuse, recycle, or donate over 60% of the items we haul away! Helping you go green right in your own community! But what are some ways Fire Dawgs can get you clutter-free? Here is list of our most popular services for our customers:

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Fire Dawgs Junk Removal can help you get junk-free! Want to give the Dawg Tough team at Fire Dawgs a go? Then call our friendly and well-trained customer service team at 800-211-DAWG or contact us online by filling out a contact form. Have more questions about our junk hauling and demolition services. Text them to us at 317-597-4744 and one of our team members will get in touch with you.

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