Wisconsin law and Outagamie County ordinance require commercial and industrial businesses to recycle.
All businesses must separate items that are banned from landfills from their post-consumer waste.
Material Banned from Disposal in Wisconsin Landfills
|lead acid batteries
||glass bottles and jars
|used motor oil
||steel (tin) cans
Businesses must provide collection and delivery of the recyclable materials to a recycling facility. The Tri-County Recycling Facility (MRF) is located at 1419 Holland Road, Appleton.
RECYCLING IS GOOD BUSINESS
Remember the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
- Reducing means buying and producing less waste. This saves disposal costs.
- Reusing items is an efficient form of waste reduction, and is also effective money saving practice.
- Recycling products that are no longer reusable saves energy, natural resources and precious landfill space.
BUY RECYCLED PRODUCTS
A successful recycling program requires that there be a thriving market for recycled products. Buying recycled items "closes the loop" of the recycling process.
There is a wide variety of products available that are made with recycled materials.
- Office paper products of all types
- Washroom products including paper towels, toilet tissue, etc.
- Recycled laser printer cartridges
- Recycled lubricating and motor oil
- And many others...
Make a point of asking your vendors and other retailers for reusable products and those made with recycled materials. Don't be hesitant to tell your customers that your products are made of recycled material. Recycling and the use of recycled products is a sign of a responsible business.
For tips on Workplace Waste Reduction and Recycling visit http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/aw/wm/publications/recycle/workplace.pdf