Businesses can make a greater impact in recycling because of the quantity of material they generate!
Recycling’s purpose is to divert the use of virgin materials from being used and reduce the overall environmental impact. We look forward to working together with your business as partners in the overall effort of reducing our communities carbon footprint.
JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE GUIDES
- Loosely place all your recyclables items in your container. Do not bag them as plastic bags are not accepted in these containers.
- Do not use the plastic symbol numbering as a method of determining what can be recycled. The numbers only represent the type of plastic used to make the container, not if it is recyclable.
- When in doubt, throw it in the trash or contact the office to clarify.
MAKE YOUR RECYCLING COUNT
To ensure a viable recycling product is delivered to recycling markets, it is necessary to eliminate all contamination in your recycling container. What is contamination? Contamination of recycling can be caused by items such as; food scraps, lids, plastic bags, coffee pods, straws, to-go containers, Styrofoam, trash or any other ‘non-program’ material.
Unfortunately, “Wishful” recycling (the hope that a material is recyclable somewhere) can have serious consequences for your haulers, the recycling programs offered, and the overall recycling markets such as, an entire truck load of recycling getting rejected and sent to a landfill.