By Daniel Butler
Municipal Relations San Diego County
Waste Management of North County
Did You Know? Half emptied plastic bottles and cans, food-soiled cardboard along with plastic wrap, trash and hazardous materials such as batteries and propane tanks, often make their way into recycling bins, resulting in contaminated recyclables, that upon arriving at recycling facilities, hinder the recycling process and cause safety hazards for workers.
Since 2012, California businesses that generate more than four cubic yards of solid waste a week and multi-family complexes with five units or more have been required to have a recycling program in place in support of reaching the state’s diversion goal of 75 percent. As employers and landlords do their part to follow state recycling laws, Waste Management extends practical ways to engage with employees and tenants in order to further reduce their carbon footprint by focusing on recycling the right things the right way.
Influence proper recycling among employees and tenants with these tips: