Rates of recycling at home are rapidly growing in the United States, but workplaces are still lagging behind on the green trend. About 40 percent of all waste comes from the workplace, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, but we make it easy to start a recycling program at your facility by providing affordable, sturdy recycling bins in Boston. Stock up today and follow these tips to make your workplace greener.
What goes in recycling bins?
Performing an office waste audit is the best way to know what kind of waste and recyclable materials your facility generates. As you audit, you may also identify ways in which you can use fewer materials and save your facility money.
Take samples from various spaces throughout your facility, like the lounge, cafeteria, individual desks and the shipping room. Then, measure the volume of waste, note the number of days it was collected and note all the materials collected, like newspaper, cleaning products, plastic packaging, food scraps, soda cans, etc.
Once you’ve completed this step, you will have a better understanding of what types of recycling will benefit your facility most, and you may learn that choosing different products with less packaging may also be an option for going greener.
Where should recycling bins be placed?
To make recycling easy, put your recycling bins in high-traffic areas, like the kitchen and break room, near the entrance of conference rooms or in the lounge. Label each bin clearly with what materials may go inside, like office paper, aluminum cans or food scraps.
What’s your recycling plan?
Finally, send a company-wide email to inform both your custodial staff and other employees about your new recycling program. Clearly list what materials may and may not be recycled, and keep motivation up by periodically reporting how your overall garbage has diminished thanks to recycling.
Durable, Affordable Recycling Bins in Boston
Brute Recycling Container, Round, 20 gal, Blue
Put this Brute® in your corner. Large-capacity receptacle makes great sense for both mobile-materials collection and centralized-bin stations. All-plastic commercial-grade construction. Rust-, chip- and peel-proof. Dent-resistant. Waste Receptacle Type: Recycling Container; Material(s): Plastic; Application: General Waste; Capacity (Volume): 20.000 gal. Order online here.
Rubbermaid Glutton Recycling Station
Support your facility\’s recycling program, help reduce labor costs, and improve worker well-being with this all-in-one high-capacity and multifunctional recycling and waste unit. Includes restrictive opening tops, symbol label pack, and word label pack in three languages (English, French and Spanish). Hinged lid allows easy access during emptying. One Glutton® receptacle, two Slim Jim® receptacles, one lid frame, restrictive opening tops and label pack. Waste Receptacle Type: Recycling; Material(s): Plastic; Capacity (Volume): 46 gal; Color(s): Blue. Order online here.
Stacking Recycle Bin
Save valuable workspace while keeping it clean and organized with this stackable recycling bin. Sorts recycled items including plastic, aluminum, glass and paper. Easy grip handles make lifting and stacking multiple containers simple. Low density polyethylene material withstands harsh weather conditions and heavy use. Waste Receptacle Type: Recycling; Material(s): Polyethylene; Application: Recycling; Capacity (Volume): 18 gal. Click here to order online.
To learn more about our recycling bins in Boston and other janitorial supplies that will help your facility go green, contact the team at Banner Systems today!