The formula for a successful business is to maximize income while minimizing costs. By reducing waste your business can avoid the high costs of waste disposal and lower net operating costs. Most businesses use materials that are easily recyclable, such as paper, plastic, packaging, glass, metal and wood. Some of these commodities such as office paper and metals are valuable recyclables and could add a new source of income to your business.
 
Reducing, reusing and recycling are the basis of a comprehensive waste reduction program. Often all you need to do to get started is to establish a few simple policies, then communicate those policies to employees. Download Wake County's Waste Reduction Guide for Businesses (.pdf) for a step by step manual on how to implement a waste reduction program at work. Contact us to receive a waste reduction guide free of charge.
 
Have questions or need more information? Contact Meghan O'Connor or call 919-856-7400.