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.
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.