Determine the frequency and amount of the waste disposal service your business currently uses.
Estimate the waste disposal cost savings if your business recycled.
Get Management Support
Management support is an important part of a successful recycling program.
Develop an environmental policy for your business that gives employees a clear direction of your company's environmental commitment.
Design a User-Friendly Recycling Program
Contact a recycling company and have them provide you with a quote and input on how to collect materials.
Coordinate with other businesses and/or your property manager to establish a recycling cooperative. Your waste hauler will be able to provide you with information on how to set this up. This will allow for a higher quantity of recyclables which will make your company more attractive to recycling companies.
Promote the Program & Educate Staff
Evaluate the program on a scheduled basis.
Provide updates on the program in company newsletters and bulletin boards so employees will know that their efforts are making a difference.
Submit press releases about your program to local media.
Call the Newport News Business Recycling Office at 757-933-2311 for free educational materials or on-site assistance.