Business & Industry

How To Develop An Office Recycling Program

recycling program can reduce disposal costs and add to a company's bottom line. Recycling can reduce the amount of waste your organization sends to the landfill, thereby reducing the amount you pay to have the waste picked up by your trash hauler.

Buying Recycled Products

If you're not also buying recycled products you're not really recycling. It isn't enough to have businesses or governments collect recyclables. The materials must have a market to have a value.

Sustainable Event Guides

Boulder County created a Zero Waste Events Guide (PDF) to show how to plan and organize a Zero Waste event and why such an event can be sustainable and cost effective. There’s no need for a trash can!

The Colorado Sustainable Events Guide (PDF) was designed for hosts and planners to help lessen negative impacts on the environment and make a positive contribution to the community and the planet.

Guide to Workplace Composting

This free guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help office buildings, manufacturing facilities, hotels, hospitals, universities and other workplaces divert organic matter.

WasteWise Program

A free, voluntary EPA program through which organizations eliminate costly wastes, benefiting their bottom line and the environment.

Standardized Signs for Recycling Bins

The Recycling Partnership offers DIYSigns, a free, editable resource that assists with the production of consistent signage to help Americans know what to throw into any recycling container, anywhere.

Recycle Across Americaprovides signs for a small fee. San Francisco Department of the Environment provides a customizable Zero Waste Signmaker.

Track Waste and Materials

Taking steps to reduce your environmental impact and cut operating costs? You can manage energy, water, and waste data – all in one secure online environment – with EPA's Portfolio Manager tool.