Holiday Cardboard Recycling for Businesses
There’s no shortage of holidays throughout the year. With these holidays come many different ways to celebrate, and a variety of special products are designed to commemorate the occasion. These could include banners, lights, flags, cookies, or any number of unique holiday products that arrive in cardboard boxes.
Whether your business is celebrating the winter holidays or the 4th of July, you will likely see an increase in your company’s cardboard waste. Here are a few ways to recycle your business’s holiday cardboard.
Choose Recyclable Products
One of the best changes that your business can make is an emphasis on recyclable products. They cost close to the same as regular products and reduce waste drastically. Making the switch to paper-based and recyclable items like paper, plates, cups, and even ink cartridges can make a significant impact on reducing waste, especially around the holidays when consumption is increased.
Customers notice the sustainability initiatives businesses take. While it is important for individuals to make sustainable choices, it is even more crucial for companies of any size to be environmentally conscious. Using recyclable products and local recycling in your business may also encourage other companies to do the same, especially during major holidays.
Make Recycling Bins Readily Available
One of the biggest reasons that people do not recycle is because the option is not there. Especially around holidays, failing to supply your business with recycling bins ensures that your employees will create more waste.
Make sure your business has as many recycling bins as trash cans in a room to make recycling easier. You should also make it clear to your workers that recycling is mandatory. Failure to communicate this to them means that there is a likelihood of it being overlooked.
Try Organic Recycling with Compost Pickup
Did you know that cardboard is compostable? Although the best way to dispose of cardboard is to recycle it, you can only recycle cardboard if it is clean and dry. If your business has a lot of cardboard that becomes wet or soiled, consider giving organic recycling a try.
Organic recycling is also an excellent way for your business to handle food waste from the holidays, whether you’re serving Thanksgiving dinner or 4th of July burgers and hot dogs. Composting is cost-efficient and effective at diverting waste from landfills and producing topsoil for organic farming. One common example of cardboard that could be composted but not recycled is greasy pizza boxes.
Many different kinds of organizations can benefit from organic recycling, from restaurants and supermarkets to hotels, schools, and office buildings.
How Can Royal Waste Help?
At Royal Waste, sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. We utilize only the most advanced waste diversion strategies for your business. Whether you’re a small restaurant, retailer, hotel, or large commercial office building, Royal Waste understands every industry’s unique needs.
Striving to create environmentally responsible recycling solutions for all our clients, Royal Waste removes waste from your location and helps convert it to new products and commodities wherever possible. We offer curbside recycling pickup, organic recycling/composting, container service, bulk waste removal, and more to meet your business’s needs. Give us a call today, and we’ll take it from there!