OVER 90% OF OFFICE WASTE CAN BE RECYCLED.

OFFICE RECYCLING TIPS:

1. Initially suggesting 20 things to recycle might be overwhelming for office personnel. Start with a few things and build from there.

2. Most office waste consists of paper. The highest impact action that you can take to reduce your waste is to reduce paper consumption.

3. Remove personal bins, instead use centralized bins for office.

4. As you introduce a new recycling option to the office make sure that the option is well communicated to staff and that the recycling facility is highly visible.

5. Flatten cardboard boxes, tins, cans or plastic and fold any paper. It will take up less space in your bin.

WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED

  • Metals – aluminum cans, aluminum foil and bakeware, steel cans and tin cans (soup cans, veggie cans, coffee cans, etc.)
  • Paper/cardboard - corrugated cardboard, magazines, office paper, newspapers, paperboard, paper cardboard dairy and juice cartons, unsolicited direct mail, phone books, glossy magazines and catalogs, cereal boxes, pizza boxes, paperboard, and printing or writing paper.
  • Glass- clear (flint) glass, brown (amber) glass, green (emerald) glass
  • Plastics- Plastic bottles, tubs, and trays.
  • Electronics - office equipment (photocopiers, printers, fax machines), consumer electronics (VCRs, stereos, home/office phones), cell phones. CALL ASSETS MANAGEMENT FOR PICK UP.

Make sure it’s clean! One dirty product, or one with food waste still in it, can contaminate an entire bale, this can cause thousands of recyclable items to go to a landfill instead of being recycled.