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How to Set up a Workplace Recycling System

With climate change and concerns surrounding global warming continuing to dominate headlines worldwide, what better time than now for businesses to implement workplace recycling systems or take measures to guarantee that existing systems are up to date?

Why workplace recycling matters

Businesses not only have a moral obligation to implement workplace recycling systems – you have a legal obligation to ensure that all commercial waste generated during your day-to-day operations is accurately separated and disposed of. Failure to comply will result in monetary fixed penalties, amounts of which vary depending on your local authority organisation.

Figure 1 below highlights common workplace waste that must be separated under current commercial waste regulations:

SEPA: 5 easy steps to stay within the law
Figure 1: SEPA legal duty to separate materials for recycling. Source: SEPA

Other common commercial waste that needs to be responsibly disposed of in the workplace includes:

  • Electronic devices – mobile phones, PCs, laptops, monitors
  • Printer and ink cartridges
  • Tins and cans
  • Garden waste

For more detailed information regarding commercial waste regulations, please visit the SEPA (Scotland), Environment Agency (England), Natural Resources Wales (Wales) and DAERA (Northern Ireland) websites.

Benefits of workplace recycling

Recycling in the workplace not only brings the most obvious environmental benefits for a business, it is also a great way to:

  • Increase business sustainability
  • Reduce company’s carbon footprint
  • Enhance company’s profile
  • Save money – recycling is one of the most cost-effective ways of disposing of commercial waste

How CSI can help

Whether you are looking to set up a workplace recycling system from scratch or plan on upgrading an existing recycling scheme, CSI can help. Our extensive range of recycling products are designed to help businesses efficiently manage all workplace recycling waste. From signage and individual bins to fully integrated recycling stations, we are confident that we have a solution to match your needs.

Need help choosing the right recycling system for your business? Speak to one of our recycling experts today on: 08082397985.

Further information

To find out more about commercial recycling in your area, visit the links below: