Recycling For Business

Businesses can save the world a little each day, too! Whether you’re a small business, a large business or somewhere in between, OCRRA will help you improve your recycling and waste reduction efforts.

Arrange a visit from an OCRRA Recycling Specialist or order free recycling supplies online today! OCRRA provides free advice to businesses, apartment complexes, schools and manufacturing companies on recycling practices that make the most sense for your location.

Have a question about how to manage your recyclables at your workplace? Give us a call at (315) 453-2866.

Recycling Rules

Recycling is required by our county’s Source Separation Law. OCRRA's database provides information on specialty items including electronics, fluorescent lightbulbs and food waste.

Use the “How do I get rid of” bar above to search the database and make sure that you’re disposing of waste properly.

Set Up Your Own Workplace Recycling Program

Organizing a recycling program shows your employees, your customers and your community that you care. These basic steps will get you started:

- Designate a recycling coordinator.

- Schedule a free on-site visit from an OCRRA Recycling Specialist.

- Inform your custodial staff or cleaning service.

- Separate recyclables from trash.

- Make sure that the proper outdoor containers are available.

- Educate your coworkers. Distribute a recycling memo to all staff.

- Distribute recycling containers to all employees.

Your individual program will be affected by your type of facility, office layout and corporate culture. There are various recycling models to choose from, and you might even use different models in different work areas.

OCRRA’s Recycling Specialists offer advice based on what has worked in similar environments and find the right program for you. We also provide presentations and recycling supplies for free! Contact us to set up a visit.

Blue Ribbon Recycler Program

The distinction of Blue Ribbon Recycler is awarded to local businesses that demonstrate leadership in recycling and waste reduction. More than 65 local businesses have achieved this honor!

The program is good for the environment and can be good for your bottom line. Oftentimes, reducing waste saves you money by decreasing the size of your trash container or how often trash is collected.

Plus, there are a number of other benefits. Each certified organization receives:

- High-profile attention in OCRRA’s quarterly printed newsletter that reaches 100,000 residents

- An award certificate and decal that shows off your recycling achievements

- A seal of recycling excellence for use on your company letterhead, website and email signatures

- A certification letter that can be shared with customers

- An individualized promotional event at your workplace

- Eligibility for recognition as OCRRA’s Recycler of the Year

Check the requirements and apply to become a certified Blue Ribbon Recycler today!

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