Reducing Waste at Work

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Waste reduction (recycling and waste prevention) offers financial advantages, benefit the environment and society, and establish your organization as a good community citizen, providing immeasurable, lasting rewards.

Follow these steps and get started today! Solid Waste offers FREE assistance to help businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments every step of the way. Click on a step to learn more or download our printable PDF brochure.

image of number 1  Assess your waste stream and establish a baseline.
Conduct a waste audit  | Perform a walk-thru of your facility
   
image of number 2 Design your program & set a goal.
Ideas to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle | Tips for setting up your recycling system | Sample employee recycling survey questions | Learn about mini trash bins or binless offices | Recycling and waste prevention information by industry
   
picture of #3 Train employees and motivate them to participate.
Learn how to form a green team | Get Caught Green Handed! program | Printable recycling stickers and signs
   
picture of #4 Measure your progress and share the results.
Share your workplace waste prevention or recycling story | Convert your waste reduction to greenhouse gas emissions 
   
picture of #5 Keep it up!
Sign up for our Green@work newsletter | Learn about earning Thurston Green Business designation | Beyond SingleStream: other recycling options | Hold a waste-free meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a question or need help? Contact Loni Hanka at 360-867-2282 or hankal@co.thurston.wa.us.

 

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