Computer upgrades, paperwork disposal, furniture replacement, and many other business maintenance issues are a recycling challenge that not many companies think about until it's time to take out the trash. Throwing out large piles of old equipment and filling up dumpsters poses quite a few challenges, especially when electronic waste fines target larger groups such as businesses over individuals because it's simply easier to notice and punish. To avoid those fines and make a bit of the labor costs back in recycling payments, consider a few recycling system planning points.

Identify Recyclable Groups

The key to making the most out of recycling is to identify different types of recyclables and their storage potential. To make recycling efficient, you'll need more than just a day to carry everything outside when it's time to recycle, and identifying objects by their recycling potential helps both organization and profit.

Every recyclable material has a different value at the recycling center. Aluminum, gold, copper, steel, and other electronics equipment have specific recycling rates that change on a daily basis that may be worth your time if you wait, while plastics and wood can be recycled at your convenience.

By separating at the component level, you can control how often the recyclable objects leave the building. This reduces hallway congestion since you won't have to worry about different employees trying to go about their normal duties as recycling professionals or assigned employees try to navigate through everyone with heavy objects in their arms.

Carrying recyclable materials becomes easier as well. With an organized set of storage and recycling containers, you can simply fill different bins as materials become obsolete. Hand-carry recycling bins and other sanitation company-supplied containers are easier to carry than grabbing individual pieces for a trip outside.

Dumpster Selection And Delivery

Dumpster-type and placement make a big difference when recycling becomes a part of your business plan. To avoid mixing standard trash with recyclable electronics and other potentially hazardous or valuable materials, recycling-designated dumpsters should be kept in a physically different area that is still easy to access.

You dumpster choices can be complex, such as using containers with separation walls for each material or specific feeding slots/holes that block out large materials. Prominent signage can be used to warn employees against mixing trash types to keep everything organized, or you could make the recycling containers closed off with lock and key to stop mixing completely.

Delivery can be as simple as hiring your own team to visit the recycling center, or asking a dumpster container company like Contractors Disposal Inc to handle the delivery for you. Speak with a sanitation professional to discuss recycling containers, delivery opportunities, and other recycling concerns for your business.