11-Step Guide to Business Recycling

Set Your Program in Motion

It's easier than you think. Use this step-by-step guide to help you design a recycling and waste reduction program that is tailored to meet the needs of your business. If your business has already established a program, look here for ideas on how to improve or expand your program.

11 Steps to Developing & Maintaining a Program

Step One: Gain Management Support

Step Two: Choose a Coordinator


Step Three: Perform a Waste Assessment


Step Four: How to Trim Your Trash


Step Five: Design Your Recycling Program


Step Six: Purchase Environmentally Preferred Products


Step Seven: Kick Off Your Program


Step Eight: Track Program Successes


Step Nine: Keep Employees Informed and Involved

Step Ten: Get Recognition

Step Eleven: Share With Your County How You Are Doing

This material is borrowed in-part from ReThinkRecycling in Twin Cities, Minnesota