Green Store Recycling
If you can't reduce it, or reuse it, recycle it. Recycling
is the process of collecting, processing, marketing, and ultimately using
materials that were once discarded. For example, newspaper can be recycled
into insulation, packing material, wrapping paper, and more newspaper. Plastic
pop and water bottles are recycled into lumber that is used for making durable
Recycling can save companies money by reducing the cost of
garbage disposal. Though some recyclers provide this service for free, even in
cases where a recycling service cost extra money, recycling is still cheaper
per ton than garbage service.
Recycling is good for a diversified economy. For example, on
a per-ton basis, for every job created at a landfill, recycling sustains 10
more jobs just through sorting alone. Also, recycling provides manufacturers
with material to incorporate into new products.
Recycling is a serious business within a
green business. This is one of the effective way to conserve resources and cut
down waste. This a also a law that every business have to follow,
make sure you’re in compliance with state, local,
and federal recycle regulations. This gives your beyond-compliance efforts a
Create a reuse and recycling culture.
Set up a workplace recycling
system for paper, plastics, aluminum, and glass. Remember that wasted
materials are wasted money. Be innovative: Examine manufacturing processes for
opportunities to increase materials-use efficiency; rethink product packaging;
consider composting food waste; and research recycling programs for unwanted
electronic equipment. Encourage all employees to reconsider operations with
reducing, reusing, and recycling in mind. If you do a lot of shipping inbound
and outbound, packaging carton and material need to arrange with a commercial
recycling company, or buyer of recycled carton, you will be surprise the money
you can get from them. We recycled everything in our warehouse and we buy from
Used Carton Service company most of our packaging material. It saved us and
our customers money.
Lets Get Started!!
Select a Recycling Coordinator. Appoint or
ask for a volunteer to serve as the "official" company Recycling Coordinator.
Know What to Collect
By conducting a basic
Waste Assessment, you will have a good idea of what recyclable materials
your business generates, as well as an estimate of how much it generates. In
most offices, paper makes up the majority of the waste stream- sometimes up to
By considering those materials that make up the majority of
your waste stream, you can create a list of several recyclable items to
include in your initial Recycling Program
Understand the Role Markets Play in Material
The recyclability of a material is influenced by two key
factors: if there is demand for that material and if the recycling of the
material is economically beneficial.
Decide on the Collection Method
There are generally two collection methods available for
office recycling programs: source seperation and commingled collection.
Keep Recyclables Clean
Quality is important to recycling. Keep all recyclables
clean and free from contaminates outlined by the chosen recycling service
provider. Contaminates come in a variety of forms depending on the type of
recycling program. In office recycling programs, examples of common
contaminant include food or wet waste put in with recyclable materials (like a
pizza box or lunch bag from a fast food restaurant), paper towels, carbon
paper, or an aluminum can put in a paper recycling bin.
Recycling Hauling Options - Drop-off or Pick-up Service?
Determining cost effective hauling options for recyclables
can be one of the greatest challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses.
Often times these businesses do not generate the amount of recyclables needed
by a commercial recycling company for pick up service. For this reason,
it is very important to be realistic about quantities of recyclable
materials generated by your business so you can make the best
hauling choice. Also be sure to check with your local municipal recycling
coordinator, because your local municipal recycling drop-off site/facility may
accept materials from local businesses.
Once you have selected a drop-off method or pick up service
provider for your recyclables, it is time to implement your program. To begin
the set up process within your company, consider the following items: internal
collection container locations, the role of custodial staff, promoting your
program through education, and recycling signage
Monitor Your Program
Once your recycling program is in place, it is important to
monitor its progress in variety of different areas so you can evaluate its
cost effectiveness, employee participation, and environmental impact