Organic recycling is the process of turning something that was once living into compost. Compost is soil amendment that helps to make soil rich for plant growth and health. Organic recycling is also a great way to divert waste from landfills. When organic waste decomposes, it releases harmful gases into the atmosphere. The more organic waste that is diverted by organics recycling, the greater benefits there will be for the environment.
Here are 5 tips for successful organics recycling in your office:
See how much waste you generate in a week by conducting a waste audit. Assess how much of that waste is organic. This way you will know what size organic recycling bin you need to get started.
When you conduct your waste audit, note where your organic waste is coming from. Based on the areas your organic waste is coming from, it might be more effective to have serval organic recycling bins instead of one large one. You will also know where these bins need to be placed. Lunchrooms, kitchens and meeting rooms are common places to have organics recycling bins.
A lot of people do not know that paper towels and coffee filters are compostable items. So, they opt to put these in the paper recycling bin instead of the organics bin. This could ruin an entire batch of recycled paper if they make their way into the recycling stream. For this reason, you should use graphics and text to show what items are considered organic waste.
If you want employees to know about your new organic recycling programme, tell them. A great way to do this is to have an official launch for the programme. Let them know where organic recycling bins will be placed and what they should put in them.
Evaluate your organics recycling programme and measure its success. After your launch, have regular updates and promotions. Tell people how the organic recycling programme is going and remind them to do their part to ensure its success. You can share this information in monthly meetings or via email updates.
If you need to implement or improve your organics recycling programme in Vancouver, here’s why you should work with Growing City:
For nearly 10 years, Growing City has been specializing in organics collection. We can get the most reluctant composters in your office to participate in organics recycling with an effective and easy organic recycling program.
We have one of the friendliest service team in the industry. Whenever you interact with any of our team members, you can expect smiles and friendly greetings. They are always ready to help with any concerns you may have.
Growing City offers simple, clean and convenient service. We ensure that your bins are always neat, tidy and lined (with compostable liners).
We make it easy if you need to make changes to your organics recycling service at any time. And all we require is 72 hours notice to adjust to your programme.
So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to get started with a free quote. Let our team review your service needs and help you create a customized organics recycling and waste services plan tailored to suit your business.
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Vancouver's corporate sector has a unique opportunity to lead by example. With the city's ambitious goal to become the greenest city in the world, businesses are under increasing pressure to demonstrate environmental responsibility. A robust recycling strategy is more than a compliance measure; it's a statement of corporate values and a cornerstone of a sustainable brand identity.