Guide to Recycling At Work | What to Recycle | RecycleMore.ie
Recycling at work can be as easy as recycling at home. It can reduce your businesses carbon impact and reduce business costs. Here are some tips to set up a recycling system in your workplace.
To help you recycle more at work it's a good idea break the workplace into different sections. Click on the different work rooms below to find out what additional items of packaging can be recycled at work.
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Recycle more in the officeAll offices and desks should have just two bins; one for general waste and one for recyclables.
For confidential documents we recommend a central location for confidential shredding. Work recycling materials include:
- Disposable paper cups.
- Rinsed take away cardboard tea and coffee cups.
- Rinsed beverage cans.
- Drinks bottles and cans.
- Office paper (don’t scrunch or crumble the paper as flat paper takes up less space in recycling bins). Re-use where possible by printing on both sides.
- Magazines and promotional fliers.
Recycle more in the canteen / kitchenThe kitchen or canteen should have three bins for segregation and recycling of office waste.
- Recycling bin for all used packaging and clean paper.
- Compost bins for used food and food preparation waste.
- General waste bin for non recyclable materials.
- Plastic and tetra pak beverage and milk cartons.
- Used cardboard boxes from breakfast cereal and tea bags boxes.
- Plastic salad and fruit containers marked with symbol 1 PET.
- Yogurt drinks bottles (no tubs).
- Paper sandwich wrappers bags (clean and unsoiled).
- Plastic sandwich inserts.
your local contractor for a full list of recyclables they accept.
Recycle more in the photocopying roomAll materials arising in this area should be fully recyclable, so a maximum of two bins are needed; one for recycling and one for confidential waste. Print on both sides of paper where possible.
- Waste paper (shred any confidential information)
- Wrapping paper that binds the reams of paper
- Boxes from printer and copy paper
- Newspapers and magazines
- Used stationary boxes
Recycle more in the bathroom and toilets
- Tissue boxes
- Cardboard toilet roll cores
- Detergent & soap dispensers
- If you have showers – used shampoo and shower gel bottles
- Aerosol freshener cans. Make sure they are empty