Recycle. Set up a system in the kitchen and/or garage to make it manageable. A majority of what you toss doesn't need to be tossed for good. We have containers for clean things, such as empty cereal boxes that we keep in the kitchen near the trash. Dirty things, tuna fish cans, etc., get rinsed and are stored outside the main living area. Other containers hold glass bottles and aluminum cans. I'm in the process of helping my father-in-law, who owns a 32-bedroom hotel, swap every bulb out of every chandelier in every room for CFLs. Each chandlier averages 6 25-watt bulbs. The CFLs we're putting in are only 5 watts each. Multiply that difference by ~200 bulbs and we've gone from 5,000 watts to 1,000 watts. I'll have to run the math on cost savings at some point.