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Setting Up A Commercial Recycling Program For Your Company

Scrap metal or leftover materials that are not used by a company can often become a problem to dispose of in traditional ways. Setting up a commercial recycling program for your company can not only solve that problem, it can help generate revenue where there was none before. In some cases, the amount of additional income pays for the program itself and turns into profit for the company.

Getting Started

Before you can start recycling the scrap metal from your operation, you need to determine where you will sell them and how often they will need to be picked up. Some recyclers will take any kind of metal and others will only take specific ones. Determining who you will work with is important. Once you have identified who can help, start setting up times to meet with them and discuss what they can offer you. If you have a lot of material, the recycler may want your business enough that they will pay a little more of offer you some other service, for instance, free pickup and delivery, as a perk to try and earn your business.

Setting Up The Program

One of the hurdles you will have to cross is that of storage and packaging of the materials. If the recycler is going to be picking up the scrap, they may give you roll-off containers to fill up or some other trailer that they can just pick up and exchange for an empty one. If the metal needs to be sorted from other scrap or into several different types of metal for the recycler, you will need to set up a work area that allows for that. If you don't have a space in your building already, have a space added to the building may make sense. You will have to weight the cost versus the profit to determine whether building an entire area for recycling is worth it.

Educating The Workforce

In order for a recycling program like this to work properly, you need to make sure your employees understand and practice good recycling habits. You will need to set up areas in the facility that will hold scrap metal until the bins or containers are full. Large open top bins on wheels can be used as a temporary holding container hat the recycling employee or group of employees can pick up and replace. Training the other employees to place scrap metals into the cart is not too hard if you make it a function of their job. Once the program is up and running, you will see short-term gains but the longer it is in place, the more likely you are to have long-term income that can be added to the company's bottom line and you are reducing the strain on mother nature, too.

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