First, the Osborne compound generates very little garbage. I hate garbage and I hate throwing things away. I'm not a hourder, mind you. We just don't take much non-consumables into the house. One way I do that is by buying things with recyclable packaging. This is my rice. When it is on sale, a package comes home with me - 5 pounds. I pour it in an air tight container. The packaging going into the recycling.