Recycling at Work

recycling at work
February 24, 2017 Recycling

Recycling at work may not be something you have ever considered. Or if you have, maybe you brushed it off as too difficult and time-consuming. Here at Skip the Tip, we understand how difficult it is to keep your negative environmental impact at a minimum. But we have the tips on recycling at work that you’re looking for.

Rubbish in the office can add up to a full 1,100L rubbish skip bin in a week. If you have hundreds of people in the office, that results in even more skip hire. That’s both costly and bad for the environment.

The truth is, over 90% of the waste you put out every week can be recycled. You can achieve a zero-to-landfill system in the work place. It only requires commitment from everyone. After all, recycling at work is not the same as recycling at home. The supplies you get, the rubbish removal system, the number and frequency of Newcastle Skip Bins hired – these factors all depend on what the upper management decides.

But, if you start working on recycling at work together, and you’ll see concrete benefits for you, the office, and the environment.

recycling at work

Why should you recycle at work? 

It’s easy to think that you could just continue with your regular number of Newcastle skip rentals and that is all that is required. But you are actually missing out on a huge opportunity to get certain benefits if you don’t recycle at work.

There are three main benefits to recycling at work, and integrating that habit into your skip bin hire system.

  • It’s good for the environment.

It’s difficult to overestimate the impact of recycling at work to the environment. By practicing recycling as well as other waste reduction habits, you are not just pledging one person’s commitment to change; you are looking at the change brought about by potentially hundreds of people in an office, for weeks and years at a time.

Effective environmental policies can result in saved water and trees, which can happen as a result of reduced paper use. And by recycling your waste, there will be decreased strain on landfills, too. After all, your company will be hiring less skip bins because more of the waste will be recycled and put to better use.

Lastly, by recycling and decreasing the amount of waste accumulated in waste removal sites, there will be less negative effects on local communities and less chances of groundwater getting contaminated.

  • You can save up on rubbish removal expenses.

If you are able to properly segregate your rubbish in the office, you will find that you’ll need to hire fewer skip bins every week, or you’ll hire them less frequently. In the long run, this can significantly reduce waste removal costs.

Reusing things like paper, paper clips, and filing stationery can also decrease your office’s need for new supplies, so that the budget goes to something more productive.

  • It’s an investment for the company image.

Commitment to the environment is a sign of good corporate social responsibility. This is something that reliably attracts new customers and ensures customer loyalty.

A green office can also boost employee morale, and increase commitment across the board.

How do you recycle at work?

There are two key steps to recycling at work.

  • Plan and segregate

A recycling team can conduct an audit of your office to evaluate the rubbish you produce. This way, you can easily identify what you can recycle and what you truly need to throw away.

After that, you can estimate the costs. Check your waste and recycling services, considering how much rubbish you’ll have removed, and the materials you want to recycle.

Finally, you need to plan how to make recycling at work an office-wide commitment.

  • Create a green culture

Everyone, from senior management to new employees, should be active in trying to recycle at work. To do this, there should be a plan to disseminate the information (for example, a recycling awareness day) so that everyone knows the benefits to recycling. The cleaning and maintenance staff should be briefed about recycling too.

And making it a habit should be doable. Things like ‘under desk’ personal bins should be removed, since they only encourage waste generation. Instead, have communal bins that are colour-coded depending on whether they’re recyclable or not. Make them visible.

Skip the tip for recycling at work

Skip the Tip is your partner in helping the environment and at the same time keeping your offices free from clutter. With 16 years in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Hunter Valley, and Central Coast areas, you can rely on prompt, professional and friendly service.

Skip the Tip offers bin sizes ranging from 2m3 to 30m3, which can suit your needs. You can be guaranteed prompt delivery and pick up, 6 days a week, with a convenient and easy to use 24/7 online booking system.

Recycling at work and keeping the environment clean shouldn’t be difficult. Start today with Skip the Tip.

 

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