Waste Management Solutions: Paving the Way to a Greener Future
Waste Management Solutions: In recent years there has been a lot of buzz about the environment and what people and companies can do to become more eco-friendly. So much energy and time goes into running a business that many business owners are “in the dark” when it comes to working out the details of waste management solutions that will help their business and benefit the environment. There are several reasons why businesses should consider taking a closer look at what goes in the trash and making more of an effort to divert recyclables from their waste stream.
The most obvious reason a business that is aiming to be as profitable as possible should look into green waste management solutions is the effect it will have on their operating costs. It is always less costly to have haulers remove recyclables such as glass, plastic, aluminum, and corrugated cardboard than it is to have these items hauled away as trash. It usually costs about 1/3 as much to recycle, and when the market is good sometimes businesses can even get rebates for these items. 25 states offer some type of tax incentive for recycling (You can read more about the tax incentives here: http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/tools/rmd/bizasst/tax-ince.htm).
Sometimes business owners are so busy running their operation that it makes sense to outsource waste and recycling processes to an expert such as Global Trash Solutions. At GTS, we work tirelessly to uncover recycling opportunities for our clients wherever possible. We have implemented single-stream recycling (that is glass, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard all going in the same can) and organics recycling (food and plant waste) for many of our clients. We prefer to divert as much waste as possible from landfills as it is green and cost-effective! Some of our clients have diverted as much as 75% of their waste from landfills.
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