Provide clearly labelled recycling bins near copiers, shipping and receiving areas, and in employee eating areas to collect white paper, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard as well as non-paper products (glass, aluminum, plastic, etc).
Provide desktop recycling containers for employees.
Advise cleaning staff on where to place collected paper.
Estimate how much waste paper your office produces and arrange to have it picked up by your waste hauler or a recycler.
If your office is small, consider combining your recyclables with other small offices nearby.
Encourage staff to reuse papers
Use the blank sides of unneeded single-sided copies for printing drafts.
Use outdated letterhead for in-house memos.
Designate a printer for draft printing, and use only used paper in its paper tray.
Don't buy paper that is a contaminant in recycling
Don’t buy paper that have the following contaminants: thermal fax paper, glossy/plastic coatings, plastic windows, bright colours including goldenrod, laser printer inks and adhesive products.
Bank of America recycles 61%of its paper, saving about half a million dollars a year in waste hauling fees. In 2004, the bank recycled 28,268 tons of paper.