Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Equals Added Profits (Part 3)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Equals Added Profits (Part 3)

What should you do if you want to explore the options available to your company?  The first place to start is behind your building.  Take a good look at what you are throwing away, do an analysis, talk to the people on the plant floor, reduce-reuse-recycleand possibly set up a committee to review the options.  Once this is done speak with some professionals in the industry.  One good source is to contact a recycling company.  There are companies out there that specialize in everything from paper and plastics to wood and foam recycling.  The advantage to you is that they want to help you reduce and divert your waste stream through recycling.  This is how they generate their revenues.  One word of caution is to do some due diligence on the company you want to work with.  Some companies are only small time players who enter the market when times are good and leave a trail of dissatisfied customers when the market takes a down turn.  Like any vendor, look for years in business, get referrals and check their credit rating.

If you don’t feel that there is anything in your waste stream worth recycling and you only want to compact your material, then you should consult with some equipment suppliers.  You should perform the same sue diligence. Look for years in business, and get referrals.  Once you’ve agreed on the type and size of compactor, you may want to visit some similar installations or talk to some references about their experiences.

Next week we will conclude this series on Reduce Reuse and Recycle.  For more information please Call 216-252-8090 Or visit our website at www.elyent.com