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Things to Consider When Choosing Recycling Containers For Your Business

Jun 10, 2008
Using recycling containers to remove excess waste from your place of business is a cost-effective and environmentally conscious practice. Because there are no additional costs for removal of waste from recycle bins and because there is virtually no additional work on the business owner's part to dispose of recyclables properly, adding recycling bins to the waste removal process is a growing trend among today's forward thinking businesses.

How Business Recycling Works

Most people today are familiar with and take pride in recycling efforts - meaning that employees will do the sorting for you when recycle bins are placed next to trash cans in the office. Once the recycling bins are filled, they are then taken outside to be picked up by your local recycling company - usually at no cost.

If recycling is a new process for your business, you'll need to make a quick phone call to your local recycling center alerting them to put your business on their route. Recycling centers normally do not charge businesses for the service of emptying recycle bins. The recycling center receives profits for the recycled material, thus offsetting the cost of pickup.

Recycling Bin Placement and Selection

To make the pick up of the recycling bins trouble-free, make sure that you are placing your recycle bins in an area that will be easily accessible by the hauling truck. When planning the placement of the recycling bins, think the process through to determine the most convenient spot for both you and the recycling company.

Your recycling bins may be used both inside to collect materials and then wheeled outside for pickup. In this case, you'll want to choose recycle bins that are narrow enough to fit through the door closest to the recycling bin pickup location.

Safety and regulations are other items that need to be considered when hiring waste removal services. Depending on the laws in the local area, there may be different restrictions regarding the size and placement of a recycling bin. Waste removal services will also have recommendations to follow such as how full to fill the bins and where they can place the bin.

Eliminating Additional Steps Involved with Waste Recycling

What and how the recycling bin is filled plays an important role in the removal process of recycled material. Before purchasing recycling bins, you'll want to talk with your local recycling partner to determine how they prefer the recycled materials to be sorted. Armed with this information, you can then purchase recycling bins with slots for different types of recyclables so that employees will naturally do all of the sorting for you.

Committing to environmentally conscious business practices is not only good for the environment; it makes sense from a business standpoint. The more recyclables you can filter out from trash containers, the less municipal waste you will generate. This reduces the likelihood of having additional municipal waste, and therefore additional waste removal fees. Following a few helpful hints on choosing and placing recycle bins will ensure that your recycling program is operating at maximum efficiency and requires as little time and ongoing effort as possible.
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