More and more, we hear about energy efficient appliances, environmentally friendly cars, and other ways that people everywhere are striving to go green. Many cities, including El Paso, have instilled recycling programs to encourage citizens to submit their recyclables. When it comes to office settings, a paper recycling program is one of the easiest things to instill. By simply designating a bin, box, or other receptacle to use for unwanted paper, you are well on your way to making your office a little more green. But how do you start a recycling program at work and get it to be successful? We have a few good tips so you can start doing your part to save the planet.
What Products Are Recyclable?
First things first; you have to decide what products you want to recycle and what will be trashed. Paper recycling is obviously one of the easiest things to designate. Some other easy recyclables are soda cans and plastics are easy to remember, so everyone isn’t overwhelmed by recycle options on the first day. This way it’s easy to remember you CAN recycle, and it helps your co workers develop a consistent recycling habit.
Remember, you are going to need designated bins for each material. The worse thing you can do is mix them up, because you will end up having to sort them out when they get picked up.
After Collecting Recyclables, Now What?
After a week or so of instilling your new recycling program, you have a nice pile of recyclables. Now what? You have to find a way to get them to where they need to be, otherwise it will be tempting to just toss them out with the trash just to be rid of them. Luckily, in El Paso, all you have to do is call the trash and recycle department of your local water utilities and they can help you. They will usually provide the right bins you need in order for them to add you to the commercial recycling pick up schedule.
A Different Option for Paper Recycling
An office can easily generate upwards of 2 pounds of used paper in just one day! While that’s an impressive statistic, it’s also a lot of used paper that is just laying around if you don’t know how to dispose of it. At Sun City Shredding, we know that many businesses in the area handle sensitive information that makes recycling seem more like a security liability. With that in mind, we provide secure paper recycling services so your client and business information can stay confidential. We run a state of the art paper shredding facility where your documents will be shredded thoroughly, then transported to a recycling facility.
Trust Us With Your Document Disposal
When it comes to secure document disposal and recycling so your office can take a step towards being green. We also provide other services, such as document storage and indexing services to give you and your office more space and less clutter. Contact us today for more information!