Business Recycling: More Than a Few Pennies Saved

Recycling is something that pretty much everybody does on a regular basis these days. By doing it regularly, you reduce your impact on the planet. If you’re smart about your recycling, you also get back some of the money you spent on items like soda cans and water bottles.

However, if you’re running a business, recycling isn’t always quite so simple. In industrial or manufacturing settings, setting up ways to aid in recycling can cost thousands of dollars, and programs don’t always work the way they should.

So does that mean you shouldn’t recycle at all in a business setting? The answer isn’t always cut and dry, but most companies can make recycling work in a profitable manner. Use this guide to help you put more than a few pennies back in your pocket and keep recycling from being a chore.

Employee Recycling 

One of the hardest things you might have to do when trying to make recycling part of your business model is to get employees on board. The fact is that it’s not very simple most of the time.

The simplest thing you can do is to place recycling cans and areas around your workspace to try and get them on board. Most employees won’t mind tossing a bottle of water or a can into the recycling area. That’s easy enough if you put those bright blue cans in the break room and on your floor.

However, getting employees interested in recycling components for your company is a little bit difficult, especially if they’re not used to doing that in the past. Having to recycle can slow down work and force them to alter habits, which can make a whole workday feel much slower.

Recycle Components 

The money you can save you recycle components by using products by brands like Miltek can be quite staggering. However, you need to get your employees on board.

To do this, take the time to explain to them that the company will be making more money by recycling components. You might even want to offer an incentive program for employees who do an excellent job with things like separating gold or copper when working on your floor.

Over time, you’ll find that employees adjust quickly and easily to these types of changes, especially if they get a small bonus for their work.

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