Troubleshoot Your Recycling Program
In week 4 of KARE 11's Great Green Challenge Meteorologist Laura Betker was "Troubleshooting the Program." Click here to see the video.
Laura went office-to-office to check to see if recycling bins were in place and if they were being used properly. She found that the easier it is to recycle in the workplace the more likely her co-workers would participate. At KARE, Laura ordered 41 new recycling containers to make sure that everywhere there was a trash can a recycling bin was nearby. She also made sure to print off signs for the bins that help employees know what is recyclable. Download free recycling and trash signs from the Recycling Association of Minnesota by clicking here.
Making sure your business's recycling program is running smoothly involves a couple additional steps.
- Verify what's accepted by your service provider. You probably can recycle more than you think, including hundreds of different items made from materials like paper, cardboard, metal, glass and plastic. Click here to see a list of items that are recyclable, some that aren't and some that might be recyclable by your service provider.
- Work with your company's custodians, whether they are internal staff or a service, to make sure recycling is being collected and stored properly for pick-up on loading docks or in outdoor trash and recycling receptacles.
Be a champion at your workplace or business! Join the following businesses that recently took the pledge to be a part of the Recycling Revolution:
- Richardson, Richter & Associates, Inc., Ramsey County
- Hillside Greenhouse, Dakota County
- City of Farmington, Dakota County
- SRF Consulting Group, Hennepin County
- Houston Engineering Inc., Hennepin County
- Great River Energy, Hennepin County
- Hi Ten Service Center, Anoka County