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Blue Ribbon Recycler Program

Blue Ribbon Recycler

Real cost savings can be realized. Learn how easy it is to become a Blue Ribbon Recycler

Mary Cate VossBlue Ribbon Recycler is a distinction awarded to local businesses that demonstrate their environmental leadership when it comes to recycling and waste reduction.

Did you know, in Onondaga County most businesses already recycle and find innovative ways to reduce their waste? Every year, this saves over $12 million in waste disposal costs and diverts thousands of tons of recyclable material from the waste stream.

Recycling can be a money saver. By reducing waste, you may save money by reducing the size of your refuse container and / or the frequency that it is collected.

 

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Discover the Benefits of OCRRA's Blue Ribbon Recycler Program

Benefits of OCRRA's Blue Ribbon Recycler Program


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What You Get (Benefits)


Earning the Blue Ribbon Recycler distinction highlights your company’s excellent recycling performance to the community and your customers. Each business or organization that obtains certification receives:

  • Award and decal to display that proclaims your recycling achievements
  • Certification letter, which can be posted on your website or shared with potential customers
  • High-profile attention in OCRRA’s Quarterly Newsletter (distributed to over 140,000 local residents) and listing on OCRRA’s website
  • Seal of Recycling Excellence than can be used on your company letterhead, email signatures and your website to share your recycling prowess
  • An individualized Promotional Event at your workplace

In addition, every organization that receives the Blue Ribbon Recycler certification is eligible for recognition as our community’s Recycler of the Year.

 

What You Do (How to Apply):

1. Preview the checklist of requirements for your industry

Business

Professional Office, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Call Center

Educational

College and Higher Education Facilities, Professional Training Centers

Food Service

Restaurants, Food Service, Catering

Government 

Federal, State, County, Town, City, Village Offices

Housing

Apartment Complexes, Condo Associations, Mobile Home Parks

Medical & Healthcare

Hospital, Nursing Home, Long Term Care, Senior Assisted Living Facility 

Retail Business

Department Store, Big Box Store, Chain and Independent, Grocery Store

Tourism & Leisure

Hotel / Motel, Exhibition & Conference Center, Entertainment and Sports / Fitness Facilities

 

2. Check Your Status


Select one of the options below, based on your ability to meet the requirements for your industry:

» We meet all these criteria already! I want to apply now
» We meet some of these criteria. Please contact me to help me meet all the requirements and begin the simple application process



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Certified Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Business

Educational

Food Service

Government

Medical & Healthcare

Retail Business

Tourism & Leisure

 

 

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