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Recycling containers


Description

Recycling bins come in a variety of shapes and sizes to help keep recyclables organized and pest-free. There are large bins for breakroom and copy areas and small bins to be placed under desks. There are aesthetically pleasing bins, carts, and containers designed for all recycling waste streams. There are also bins that are made from recycled materials. Bins may require occasional cleaning to avoid fostering an environment conducive for pests.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified
  • As needed wipe clean
  • Other: Ensure recycling strategies are communicated and understood by building occupants and waste hauler, to ensure collected recyclable materials are not accidentally sent to the landfill.

End of Life Tips

  • To recycle contact the manufacturer or visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.
  • If in good condition, containers can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Recycle: reuse, recycle or compost 50% of the ongoing consumable waste stream (by weight or volume) and 75% of the durable goods waste (by weight, volume, or replacement value).
    • O+M MR: Solid Waste Management - Ongoing