In 1989, the California “Integrated Waste Management Act” (Assembly Bill 939) was passed. It required all municipalities to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by 50% by 2000. Now recycling is mandatory for many California businesses
Most businesses will be able to cut costs for trash disposal after they start recycling.
By recycling, you conserve valuable natural resources. Using recycled materials to make new products saves energy and reduces the amount of air and water emissions produced during the manufacture of new products.
Recycled materials make up a significant portion of our nation’s resource base. By recycling, you provide industry with the raw materials it needs to make new products. This supports business and jobs.
Recycling makes good business sense. Your customers will appreciate your participation, and you will be sending the message that your business cares about its community and the future. Businesses which recycle will receive a certificate of participation which can be displayed in a window or lobby.
A variety of recycling services is available. Recyclables may be collected from carts, dumpsters, or even roll-off containers.
The type of service best for your business will depend on the volume and kinds of recyclable materials your business generates.
Your service provider can help you get a recycling program started at your business.