22 Feb 2018, 14:35

Rev Up Your Office Recycling To Boost Your Bottom Line

We are all well aware of the positive effects that recycling can have on the environment. But, did you know that by introducing a recycling policy into your office, you could actually boost profits too?

Getting rid of typical office rubbish bin fillers such as plastic water bottles, cans, paper, printer cartridges and cardboard can be expensive with general waste disposal methods. But, once set up correctly, recycling can actually be cheaper than traditional waste management, saving your business money as well as helping the environment.

If you also factor in that you’ll also get good PR for recycling (more than 1 in 3 companies who recycle testify that their reputation within the local area has improved) and that it’s easy to get up and running in no time, then it just doesn’t make sense not to introduce some form of recycling into your office culture. No matter how small you start out!

97% of businesses say they are happy with the results of their ‘Recycle at Work’ scheme, so isn’t it time you joined them?

Here are some of our top tips to get your office recycling scheme off to an absolute flyer:

Do A Waste Audit

Carry out an initial waste audit to find out what most of your current waste consists of, how much there is of it, and whether or not it would be possible/profitable to recycle it. If the audit confirms that you could trim your costs by going green on waste disposal then get your recycling scheme into place asap!

Pick A Recycling King Or Queen

Like with many other successful office strategies, choosing one person to be in overall charge of recycling will ensure that you reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill - and maximise the amount you recycle. Your new Recycling King or Queen will be the one who affects your bottom line the most, so choose wisely...

Make A Feature Of Your Recycling Centre

Create highly visible, designated recycling areas which your staff (and office visitors) can’t fail to notice. Use clearly labelled and colour-coded bins for each different type of waste material to make recycling foolproof.

Get Everyone Involved

Make sure all of your staff know about your new recycling facilities and the advantages of using them. If your Recycling Queen or King can introduce an office culture of recycling then the operation should start to run itself within a short amount of time.

You Don’t Need To Go It Alone

Of course, if you really are just starting out small with introducing recycling facilities in your workplace then you and your colleagues might be able to organise and dispose of all of your office waste yourselves. However, if you are going to run a bigger operation to save more money then a professional recycling waste contractor could be a more viable option. Contact us now for a quote on our ‘zero to landfill’ waste management service.