Office recycling - what can you recycle at work?

03.06.2016

Office recycling - what can you recycle at work?

It’s a bit taboo these days to throw things considered to be rubbish straight into the general waste bin instead of recycling, SO when it comes to office recycling, what exactly should we recycle?

Recycling in the office, as well as the home, comes with a wealth of benefits from environmental to cost-effective advantages.

SO why should we do office recycling? It’s good for the environment right? But why? And how?

Recycling means that landfills do not get piled high and wide, using up valuable space for nature and generating strong gases that contribute to climate change. Climate change, which is thought to be triggered by these landfill gases, causes our weather to become increasingly extreme and sometimes dangerous, creating high temperatures, droughts and higher sea levels. Office recycling also uses less natural resources and energy than general waste. Wildlife can be killed by some of the rubbish we throw away, so office recycling means that we can help save animals too.

As well as office and home recycling reducing landfill waste and helping our environment, it’s also great for the economy. Much of our old waste can be recycled and used again. Recycling also creates jobs, with the recycling industry growing at a fast rate.

Office recycling can reduce your general waste costs and improve your business by giving you a better certification of compliance too.

SO we know that recycling is the right thing to do. But when we are in the office, what precisely can we recycle?

Here’s a helpful list to stop you and your colleagues binning recyclable items:

Items for office recycling

  • White paper
  • Shredded paper
  • Glossy paper
  • Printed paper
  • Coloured paper
  • Window envelopes
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic bottle
  • Plastic food trays
  • Bubble wrap
  • Pallet wrap
  • Polythene
  • Plastic cans
  • Tins
  • Printer cartridges
  • Toner cartridges
  • Laser cartridges
  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

Now you’re fully clued up on office recycling, you might be wondering how to easily implement recycling in to your workplace.

SO Recycle can recycle a massive 95% of the waste from your office. The only things we can’t recycle are floor sweepings and crisp packets, the rest of your recyclables will be recycled into raw materials by rejuvenation.

We provide a recycling bin and collection service to make your office recycling straight forward and hassle-free. Also, we offer a no obligation free trial of our bin for life service for 2 weeks – you won’t pay for your collections either.

What do our customers say about office recycling?

We now only have to empty our bins once a week, and it’s incredible just how little general waste we now produce, and all because of the SO Recycle system. This has reduced our waste costs, and is also, more importantly, so much better for the environment! We have found their service to be flexible, friendly, and delivers what we actually need, plus their all-inclusive pricing is a definite plus’’.

SO give it a try. Cut costs, save our environment, feel good and do the right thing – let SO Recycle help you with your office recycling. Call us on 023 8026 5254 to get a quote or use the button below and we'll call you! 

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