Saving money is something that appeals to everyone, especially business owners. Some methods of saving are more obvious than others, such as cutting back on energy usage or opting for the generic brand coffee for the break room. There are less obvious ways for your business or organization to save money, though, such as recycling. Recycling is easily implemented into any office routine, but it has extra perks, too, like helping your company save money and helping the environment. Our recycling bins are lightweight, durable, and the most cost-effective option for office or warehouse recycling requirements. Keep reading as we take a deeper look at three more ways recycling can save your business money:
- Reduce Waste Disposal Costs
Businesses across the country pay thousands annually for waste pickup and disposal — and costs are rising. So much of what goes into landfills, however, can easily be recycled — so much so that new industries are emerging that specialize in “mining” landfills for recyclables. For companies that pick up other companies recycling, however, there’s another benefit: recycling companies can sell a portion of their collected materials, which allows them to cover some of their pickup and disposal costs. Opting to recycle as much as possible, whether that’s in your office or warehouse, will reduce waste disposal costs, which ultimately creates savings for your organization.
- Recyclables Can Be Sold
One man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure when it comes to recycling; just because something is waste in your industry doesn’t mean it isn’t useful in another. For example: paperheavy companies can often sell their used paper and cardboard to recyclers for a profit, and electrical and plumbing businesses can utilize their used off-cuts of copper wiring, copper piping, scrap pieces of steel, or other scrap metals for the same purpose. Research the types of recyclables that can be sold for profit to see if your organization is losing out on another stream of revenue.
- Recycled Materials and Equipment Cost Less
In terms of things like paper, cardboard, packaging, etc., the recycled materials will almost always cost less than brand new ones — and you’re part of a cycle that creates less waste! When it comes to equipment, your office can still find ways to recycle. For instance, you could opt to purchase refurbished equipment, which means you’ll save on overhead costs without compromising on performance. There are some exceptions to these notes on recycled office materials and equipment, though, and in cases where the recycled option is more expensive, it often provides the most economical outcome.
Start Recycling With L-S Industries
L-S Industries makes recycling in your office easier than ever. We stock two basic styles with different lid options to fit any need, but we also offer custom bin options as well. No matter your industry or specific needs, L-S Industries can work with you to find the recycled packaging solution that works best for you. Visit our website to learn more about our materials or contact us today.