Provide Visible Clear Signage
Best practices for signage:
Large clear signage with images depicting what goes in each bin
Place sign at eye level
Provide sign in multiple languages if possible
Download and print signs for free here.
Color Code Your Bins
Use industry best practices in determining the coloring scheme for solid waste collection bins and signs.
Blue for Recycling
Green for Organics (Composting or Anaerobic Digestion)
Black for Trash
Train and communicate regularly to your staff, tenants, and occupants on how and what to recycle.
Set up a system for educating new tenants and staff.
Bundle Solid Waste Hauling
Bundling your trash and recycling contracts can often save money on disposal cost.
Emails and Newsletters
Communicate to tenants and employees regarding recycling information through emails and newsletters. Visit here for a sample email to tenants regarding the new recycling list.
Manage & Monitor Recycling Programs
Monitor your program to prevent contamination and track your progress towards waste reduction and diversion goals.