Recycling is one of the easiest ways businesses can be environmentally responsible. The good news is that recycling just got easier.
Many haulers offer convenient, no-sort (single-sort) recycling in which paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and cartons all go in one container. Here is a list of the most common accepted materials for recycling:
- Paper and cardboard – office papers, envelopes, newspapers, phone books and cardboard boxes
- Glass – food and beverage bottles and jars
- Plastic – bottles, jugs and disposable cups and containers
- Metal – food and beverage cans
- Cartons – soup, wine and milk cartons, juice boxes
Not all haulers accept the same materials for recycling. Check the Commercial Recycling Service Providers list or call your waste hauler to find out what they accept for traditional recycling (paper, glass, plastic, metal) and if they offer organics recycling (food waste and non-recyclable paper such as napkins).
For recycling and disposal options for other materials, such as office and shipping supplies, electronics and health care waste, go to the Rethink Recycling website to look up materials by name.
How to Recycle – Setting up a recycling program in the office is more than putting out a bin. Learn where to set up recycling bins and how to educate staff and clients.
Where to Recycle – Once the recycling process is set up, the materials need to be recycled. Discover where to drop off items or contact a recycling hauler to collect your materials.