Business / Commercial RecyclingWhy should a business participate?
Implementing a waste reduction program at your business can result in both economic and operational benefits. There are many opportunities for St. Lucie County businesses to participate in waste reduction and recycling programs. Business waste is rich in recyclable materials such as office paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum, steel and plastic. These materials are easily removed by in-house recycling programs. Listed below are a few of the benefits:
- Cost Savings: Companies save on garbage costs by removing recyclables from the waste stream. By recycling, you can reduce the size of your garbage container and/or reduce the number of pickups per week. This can reduce disposal costs increasing your "bottom line".
- Promote environmental awareness at the workplace
- Provide a positive public image for the company
- Conserve natural resources
How can a business participate?
Waste Pro Staff is available to assist businesses in starting new recycling programs. Please call Waste Pro at 595-9390 and tell them that you're a business ready to start recycling! Depending on your business, you can recycle any or all of these materials: computer paper, white ledger and colored paper, newspaper, cardboard, glass, aluminum, plastics, metals, pallets, wood and landscape materials.
Waste Pro offers the following services:
- Waste Composition Studies
- Educational materials
- Program implementation assistance
- Program cost analysis & benefits
- Recycle bins and containers
How can a business dispose of hazardous waste?
Many don't realize that items such as fluorescent light bulbs, computers, cleaners, and toner cartridges are hazardous materials that need to be disposed of properly.
Businesses in St. Lucie County have several inexpensive and convenient options for disposing of such waste:
- Fluorescent light bulbs can be recycled at the Baling and Recycling Facility located at 6120 Glades Cut-Off Road for the small cost of $0.20 per bulb. Since the start of the program St. Lucie County has recycled over 73,000 fluorescent bulbs which roughly equates to 1,000,000 milligrams of Mercury.
- Computers, along with all other electronic devices, are accepted at the Hazardous Waste Center located at 6120 Glades Cut-Off Road as part of our End-Of-Life Electronics Recycling Program. Electronic items can be brought to our facility for recycling at no cost.
- Information regarding the disposal of cleaners, solvents and other hazardous material please see our Small Quantity Generator Program page.
Please call the St. Lucie County Solid Waste Division if you have any questions or comments (772)-462-1768.