Can I Recycle From Work?

A sucessful business needs a comprehensive waste management plan.

Recycling from home is pretty easy nowadays thanks to the sheer amount of cities and towns that have standard recycling programs that involve city workers coming by on a regular schedule to collect the various items in the recycling containers. However, no such programs exist for commercial businesses. Therefore, recycling from work can be a bit more tricky. But by following these helpful tips, there is no reason why you can’t start recycling from work as well.

Establish a Green Team

A single individual trying to coordinate an entire workplace recycling program can be a daunting task. But when you divide it up amongst several people, it becomes much more manageable. That’s why you should start a green team that is in charge of running the office’s recycling programs.

Recyclable items make up a large portion of items found in landfills.

Calculate How Much Recyclable Waste You Generate

It is crucial to know how much waste your company generates and then figure out how much of this is estimated to be recyclable. By having this information, it will let you know how much infrastructure you’ll need to set up in order to handle all of the waste that your workplace generates in an average week.

Figure Out Whether You Can Do Multi-Stream or Single-Stream Recycling

Not all recycling programs are the same. There are generally two different types that you could use, which result in very different workloads for your green team.

One of these is known as multi-stream recycling, which means that you need to separate out the recyclables into different categories so they can be collected one at a time. But the other method is called single-stream recycling and allows you to group all recyclables together. This second method results in much less work for your business.

Once you follow these tips, you’ll be able to partner with a professional commercial recycling service. So when you’re ready to start recycling from work, make sure to contact us at Sunrise Sanitation.

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