Does your business recycle? If not, maybe it should. With landfills filling up fast, it’s up to residents and businesses alike to start reducing our impact on the environment. But recycling isn’t just great for the planet, it’s also great for your budget. If your company doesn’t have a recycling plan in place, you could be missing out on some cost-saving benefits. Keep reading to find out why it’s important for your business to recycle.
Improve your bottom line
It turns out, recycling can be a good option if you’re trying to save your business some money. By recycling cans, glass, and paper, you’re sending less into the dumpster every day. Less waste could potentially mean fewer pickups, or other cost savings. If you ask employees to utilize central recycling stations, it could mean saving on janitorial costs. After all, trash bins need to be emptied less often when everyone contributes and sorts throughout the day.
State and Local Regulations
There are no federal recycling laws, but there are a handful of states and several cities with mandatory recycling programs for qualifying businesses. Depending on where you’re located and the type of waste you generate, you may be required to recycle certain items. For example, lead-acid car batteries must be recycled at special facilities, and are prohibited from going into the landfill. Even if you aren’t required to recycle, some government agencies and non-profit organizations offer grants and incentives for businesses with eco-friendly practices like recycling programs.
It’s good for the environment!
The biggest benefit of recycling is one we can all share: it’s great for the environment! Recycling keeps materials in use that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Instead of investing energy and manpower into producing new raw materials, old materials can be reused for a fraction of the cost. This keeps costs down for everyone in the supply chain, and they’re savings that ultimately get passed to you and your customers. Recycling also reduces our impact on landfill
Have you implemented a recycling program at your business or worksite? We can show you how! At Alternative Waste Solutions, we provide high-quality waste-management and recycling solutions to clients across the metro Atlanta area. For more information, or to schedule recurring commercial recycling service, call 678.401.6887 today!
Frequently Asked Questions about Alternative Waste Solutions
Yes! Whether you need roll-off boxes, open front dumpsters, or compactor equipment, Alternative Waste Solutions can deliver and haul waste and recycling on your schedule. With competitive rates and tailored solutions, we provide dependable, quality service to every client.
Yes! Whether you produce a lot of documents, toss a lot of construction debris, or if your office just produces a lot of waste, you can save money and help the environment by recycling. We can help your business or work site manage waste and recycling programs to determine the most cost-efficient option for your situation.