If you want to start a corporate waste reduction program and learn the benefits of recycling, then here are some things you need to know.
How to Recycle Tips
First of all, you’ll need recycling bins before you can even begin thinking of where and how you’ll recycle the actual waste. In a professional business you’ll want to avoid those generic and dated blue containers. Instead, get a very sophisticated and modern recycling bin, giving your work space a much more polished look. Also, you may want to consider having outdoor recycling bins for foot traffic outside of your building.
Now that you’ve acquired your containers, you’ll have to choose an option for hauling & disposal. First, you could contact your local waste hauler and order recycling service. Alternatively, you can self-haul it to a buyback/drop-off facility.
Benefits of Recycling
By recycling, a business can downsize the contents of its dumpster and get a recycling bin. Your business will also not have to pay a disposal fee. An added benefit is that some recycling companies actually pay you money for the amount of waste you give them. Other companies will also take the items and sell it themselves, giving the money away to charities.
Studies have shown that ROI increases with businesses who recycle. In addition to recycling, a business with LEED certified buildings are much more energy efficient. They can have up to 30 to 60 % energy reduction, which saves money too. Also, promoting your recycling program to your community can increase social standing.
Properly recycling at the workplace not only benefits a business’ bottom line; it can show your community, clients and other businesses around the world that you take a considerate stance towards the environment.