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How to Start a Recycling Program at Work

How to Start a Recycling Program at Work PhotoIf you want to push your campaign to full power, then you should start a recycling program at work. Since most of your current close friends are in your office, there’s a bigger chance that your program will grow bigger if you do this.

Since some companies are also promoting the use of earth friendly products and uses some recycled items such as bathroom tissues, you might be able to get an approval and start it right away. To better guide you on your ecological awareness and recycling campaign, here are the steps to extend it in your office.

Ask your friends or teammates for support

Before talking to your human resources staff regarding this, let your voice be heard first by your teammates and friends and explain to them the importance of recycling. Announce to them that you are going to start a recycling program at the office and see them gain your support. Afterwards, create a proposal, have it signed by supporters and send it thru email to your human resources department or bring a hard copy to them personally. Have a friend to accompany you on this.

Assess the office wastes

Upon approval, start your recycling program by knowing where the waste came from. Walk through the whole company except on restricted areas and survey what kinds of wastes are being produced in a certain area.

Setup recycling containers

Place recycling containers of each type on different areas of the facility. Make sure that these common areas have at least 1-4 containers, depending on the size of the room.

  • Hallways
  • Pantry
  • Comfort rooms
  • Smoking areas
  • Meeting rooms
  • Production floor

Email blast

If needed, plan a meeting for everyone in the company or just cascade an email about which trash goes to what bin. You can also include the areas where you have placed the trash bin and some reminders about recycling. You can also promote and convince your co-workers to also do the same on their home and community.

Contact your municipal waste management team

Your community must have its own group for their garbage reuse and disposal programs. You can contact these people and ask for assistance on collecting the recyclable wastes of your company. Save them the job of waste segregation and make disposal much easier for your community.

Request for assistance from local government

Ask for something that could help your campaign to expand and be more effective. The local government might give you funds or materials that you might need throughout the whole program.

Recycling or managing your company’s waste is something that you should be proud of. You deserve salutations because of this. Continue doing this kind of good deed for the community’s sake and for whatever pleasure it may serve you.