Depending on the city or state you operate in, there may be local ordinances that require small businesses to use recycling services through commercial recycling programs. Whether the government requires business recycling or not, commercial recycling is an important sustainability practice, helping to minimize solid waste in our quickly filling landfills.
Why Recycling Is Important for Business and Industry
Even the most efficient businesses generate a significant amount of waste. Whether it’s paper, scrap metal, or plastic packaging, a single day’s worth of recyclable trash can represent a significant burden on the planet. And when recyclable materials end up in landfills, more products must be made from scratch, which puts further strain on manufacturers and natural resources.
Therefore, recycling is an economical and environmentally friendly option for businesses and industries. Recycling helps reduce business waste and material costs while increasing sustainability and improving the bottom line.
Sustainable Waste Management Options for Commercial Businesses
When it comes to commercial waste, there are a few ways to manage how much your company produces as well as where the waste ends up. First, it’s important to track how much waste and recycling you create. This allows you and your team to make better decisions about your solid waste management. You can work with a company such as Rumpke to do a waste and recycling audit to track your progress and identify opportunities for improvement.
Second, based on the information you are tracking about your waste, your company can make better decisions about waste prevention, when to reuse materials and waste, when to recycle, and ultimately which waste and recycling collection services will best serve the amount of waste you’re creating.
FAQs for Commercial Recycling
What size container should I get for my business?
When it comes to choosing what size recycling container you should get for your business, you’ll first need to understand what type of waste you have (i.e., yard waste, food waste, household hazardous waste), the amount of solid waste you’re producing, what kind of solution you may need (permanent or temporary), and the space available for a recycling container.
What is a roll-off container or roll-off dumpster?
Roll-off containers are generally rectangular open-top containers.These containers come in different sizes than regular dumpsters and will most likely require a specific truck hauler to move.
Roll-off dumpsters are not used for everyday waste. They are generally used by construction crews working on houses or large-scale construction projects. Homeowners might temporarily rent them for special home remodeling or construction projects.
What is a commercial recycling bin?
There are many different types of commercial recycling bin options. Depending on your waste and recycling needs, you can choose recycling bins that are the right fit for your business. There are indoor deskside bins, recycling carts, front load and pen-top recycling containers.
A commercial recycling bin is just any recycling bin used to collect recycling at your business or company.
Legally, does my commercial business have to recycle?
If your state or local government requires recycling through an ordinance, you are legally required to recycle. However, there is no nationwide recycling law that requires businesses to recycle in the U.S.
Why Choosing Rumpke for Commercial Recycling Makes Sense
As a leader in recycling, Rumpke has the tools, service options, and experienced personnel to customize a recycling program that achieves your goals. We have nearly 100 years of experience, which our team uses to deliver sound solid waste solutions that best meet your business’s requirements, no matter what they are. We offer more value-added services than just about anyone else in the industry, including specialty capabilities to safely dispose of hazardous materials.
Rumpke has outlets for a variety of commercial and industrial materials, some of which you may never have considered for recycling. We’re committed to keeping our community clean by using the most responsible and innovative practices found anywhere.
Choosing Rumpke to provide commercial recycling pickup for your business means working with one of the most experienced and knowledgeable waste and recycling service providers in the area. Our singular focus is on creating cleaner and greener communities wherever we work.
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