Recycling at Work

Palm Beach County businesses generate more than half of the 2.5 million tons of solid waste generated in Palm Beach County every year. Much of this waste is highly recyclable cardboard and office paper.

Business participation is critical to helping the SWA achieve the state's 75% waste reduction goal. That's why the SWA is committed to helping businesses recycle by providing free waste audits and technical support.

Waste Audits
A waste audit is an evaluation of your company's current waste stream. The SWA can help you:
  • Determine the quantity of recyclable materials currently being disposed
  • Provide recommendations for cost reduction
  • Provide a proposal for recycling program implementation
  • Provide employee education presentations
As necessary, the SWA will provide desk-side collection bins, central collection bins, educational materials, and posters. Request a waste audit.

How Your Company Can Reduce Waste
  • Buy products made from recyclable material
  • Incorporate policies requiring recycled content when purchasing
  • Order supplies in bulk to reduce packaging
  • Contract with environmentally responsible companies
If You Can't Recycle at Work
If recycling isn't available in your office or building, you can still recycle. The SWA provides recycling drop-off locations throughout Palm Beach County. There's one near you.

Recycling Questions
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