Commercial recycling can be very inconvenient, which is a big obstacle for many companies. Recycling in your personal life is fairly simple. You have a blue bin dedicated to recyclables and you put the bin out on your driveway once a week to be collected. In Chicago paper recycling at your workplace can be much more complex, however it does not have to be.
Creating A Recycling Plan For Your Business
Creating a recycling plan for your business often incorporates different waste elements to consider, and on a much larger scale. Also, Chicago paper recycling companies often pick up waste on a fixed schedule, which can be inconvenient and expensive for your unique situation. This can make you want to forget the whole “green movement” all together! The following are 3 ways to help make paper recycling easier and more effective in the workplace.
- Create A Plan That Works For You
One of the major downfalls of recycling companies is that they are often very stringent and inflexible about retrieving recyclables. They usually pick up recyclables on a strict schedule, no matter how much you have accumulated in that time, and bill you accordingly. This one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t work. The good news is that’s not your only option! Certain recycling companies, like Combined Resources, Inc., are passionate about customizing a strategic waste plan specifically for your company. Their hands-on executive team works closely with partners to create a personalized plan to streamline retrieval and reduce your negative environmental impact. They also work with your schedule by offering day, night, and weekend pickup times to accommodate your specific needs.
- Different Options Are Available
The other reason that the one-size-fits-all approach to waste management doesn’t work, is because most companies don’t consider the unique amount and type of waste your company specifically produces. This is often counter-productive considering that businesses vary significantly in the amount and types of waste they produce. You want to choose a company that can accommodate the needs of your specific business. For example, some companies don’t have an option for businesses to shred sensitive documentation as well as recycle; you have to choose one or the other. Combined Resources, Inc. offers the ability to recycle your metals, papers, and plastics, as well the ability to properly shred/destroy documentation prior to recycling. Don’t settle for a company that can’t fully meet your needs!
- Impact On The Environment
Recycling has become a major trend, and this is both good and bad. The problem is that we are bombarded by “green” messages and propaganda that have little information or substance. This can make us lose sight of the enormous impact recycling has on the environment. When we recycle in the workplace and we’re conscious of our business’ carbon footprint, we are being good stewards of the earth’s resources. For every ton of paper our businesses recycle, we save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, and 7,000 gallons of water!
If you are interested in doing your part, as a business, to help the environment, contact Combined Resources, Inc. today and find out what they can do for you.