Approximately half of the area’s trash is produced by the commercial and institutional sector. To meet the goals of the Maryland Recycling Act, which requires each county to reduce its waste stream through recycling by 20 percent, recycling programs must be implemented in commercial buildings and institutions as well as in residential neighborhoods.
The Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority produced this guide as part of its commercial recycling training program for businesses and other institutions. The three-part guide offers step-by-step instruction on how to start a recycling program.
Other features include definitions, work sheets, formulas for estimating quantities of recyclables, sample office recycling policies and examples of employee incentive programs.
- Part One explains how to establish a waste reduction program, beginning with a waste audit.
- Part Two outlines an eight-step approach to office recycling.
- Part Three emphasizes the importance of buying recycled products and explains how to implement a "Buy Recycled" program.
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