Commercial Recycling Programs
Approximately 75% of California's solid waste generation is from commercial sources. These include commercial, industrial, and construction / demolition activities. Beginning July 1, 2012, California Assembly Bill 341 mandates any business generating more than 4 cubic yards of solid waste a week to recycle.
Starting a Recycling Program
Starting a recycling program is not the same for every business; however the first step is to assess the material (oe waste) that your business generates. Then choose the right size of both trash and recycling bins that will suit your needs. Finally, and most importantly, educating your staff in the right materials for each bin. While the steps can be few they are important.
AVCO Disposal recycling coordinators can assist your business in making those decisions, along with the necessary education and outreach to your employees and management staff. Contact Burrtec today to schedule a complimentary waste an recycling survey. This will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes, depending on size of business and waste / recycling needs. For more information, please contact AVCO Disposal:
17080 Stoddard Wells Road
Victorville, CA 92394
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Business Recycling Considerations
Ensuring that your recycling program is successful depends on a few key elements; most importantly assistance from employees and support from the management team. Here are a few pointers to get you started in the right direction. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER
- Empty recycling bins into the proper recycling dumpster will ensure that your business is doing their part to lower costs and reduce landfill waste.
- Placement of recycling cans next to trash cans increases the chances of getting more recyclables into the correct container.
- Posting signage to remind employees to recycle specific items (cardboard, paper, etc.) will keep those materials from going into the trash. Communication is essential. Newsletters and flyers also reinforce the message.
- Properly labeling indoor recycling containers will help employees and customers use the right bin to ensure a successful recycling program.
- Remember to keep your food waste items in the trash bin only. Containers that have food waste should be rinsed out prior to placement in the recycling bin.
What a Business Can Recycle
- Aluminum cans
- Cardboard (all types)
- Computer paper
- Junk mail
- Metal cans
- Mixed paper
- Paper tubes
- Phone books
- Plastics 1-7
- Tissue boxes