How to Implement a Recycling Program at the Office?

Recycling at the office

Before the excitement of the new year wears off, and we start slipping in our New Year’s resolutions, get your office recycling program set up. There’s no greater need for a recycling program than at the office. We bring in so many single-use plastic and paper products that it’s irresponsible not to have a plan to recycle all of those items. The office is a massive generator of unnecessary waste. It’s time to implement a recycling program at the office.

Office recycling programs

Office recycling program
Set up recycling bins in convenient locations around the office.

There’s no better time than a brand new year to implement brand new goals at the office. While profits and productivity are a big focus in improving business and your life, there are other ways to ensure a healthier and more rewarding life. An office recycling program can have positive effects, both physically and mentally. Physically, a cleaner environment means fewer people are getting sick and less disease. Reducing trash also means protecting the planet and our resources for the future. Knowing that you are making a difference will give mental peace of mind, and living a cleaner lifestyle, with fresher air and cleaner water will ensure that you are physically fit to run your business and take care of your family and employees.

Make recycling easy

Set specific rules and guidelines that your employees can follow. The clearer you are about how and what to recycle, the easier it will be to get started. Have recycling bins clearly labeled and set up in convenient locations, so it’s easy to recycle. Once everyone has become familiar with the rules of recycling, it quickly becomes second nature.

Office document recycling
Schedule regular shredding and recycling of office documents.

Paper and document shredding

At Sunrise, we also offer paper and document shredding. Not only will you feel safe knowing that proprietary and sensitive information is being properly destroyed. You also feel good knowing that the materials are being disposed of in a responsible manner.

Avoid single-use plastics and paper products

You can also help reduce the amount of single-use plastic and paper products that come into the office by providing reusable mugs and water bottles for your employees. Have mugs and glasses available at the office, or give each employee a reusable coffee cup or water bottle. Make it a promotional item. No one said your recycling efforts couldn’t also help promote your business.

Make recycling a part of your business model. Environmental efforts are a big selling point for consumers, so don’t underestimate the ways that recycling at the office can improve your bottom line.

To set up recycling services for your business in West Virginia and Maryland, contact Sunrise Sanitation.

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