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Recycling is Smart Business

Finding ways for your business to "go green" can:

  • reduce your environmental footprint
  • improve customer perceptions
  • re-energize your customer base

According to the Georgia Recycling Coalition

  • Georgians throw away an estimated 1.9 million tons of paper per year, 1 million tons of plastic, 360,000 tons of metal, 240,000 tons of glass
  • A third of all plastic beverage containers recycled in North America are recycled in Georgia and used in carpet manufacturing
  • One recycled aluminum can will power a computer for 3 hours.
  • Five pounds of recycled paper can conserve the equivalent amount of water in a typical shower
  • A 100-watt lightbulb can be powered for four hours on the energy savings from recycling one glass bottle

Three Easy Steps to Get Started

1.  Evaluate your business' potential to recycle

  • Identify which items you can recycle
  • Determine your need and ability to accommodate recycling receptacles.  Examples:  desk-side bins, roller carts, dumpsters, etc.

2.  Commit your business to recycilng

  • Select an individual or committee to oversee the program
  • Contact at least two haulers for an on-site assessment of your recycling need.  Determine which hauler best fits your business.
  • Inquire about all services:  desk-side recycling containers, large-scale interior receptiacles, educational materials for staff, and additional support

3.  Implement your recycling plan

  • Educate your staff.  Identify individual employee duties and responsibilities
  • Continue to modify your recycling program for the greatest level of ease and efficiency
  • Tell us about your plan!  Email us at to join our Smart Recycling Program and receive positive PR for your efforts.

Hauler Directory

Partners who can help implement a recycling program

Conex Recycling Company | 770-889-7550

DeKalb County Sanitation | 404-294-2900

Go Green Recycling, LLC | 404-696-9468

Republic Services, LLC | 678-963-2800

Waste Management | 404-898-9230

WastePro/American Recycling | 404-835-0513