Why Recycling Makes Good Business Sense
Over the last few decades recycling has gone from something that was done by only a few people who were intent on making a difference to an activity that is very much in the mainstream. For example, all throughout the suburbs you can see recycling bins on the curb right alongside yard and regular waste. Businesses too have even come around as some of them have made “zero waste” their stated goal. At Secure Waste Disposal, Inc. we take pride in our recycling program and encourage our clients to begin their own in-house recycling initiative. For recycling is not just good for the environment, it also helps a company’s bottom line. Here are some of the ways it makes good business sense to recycle.
- Monetary Savings: Less waste means reduced costs. Companies can, in some cases, even make money by recycling certain items such as metal, etc.
- Improved Company Image: Consumers love to know that the companies they patronize are responsible corporate citizens who care about the environment and their communities. Moreover, starting a recycling program can boost employee morale and camaraderie. In turn, this can reduce turnover and increase productivity.
- Efficient Space Use: Using a device as simple as a compactor can reduce the space required to store compacted trash by as much as 75%. This extra space means that more real estate can be used for business purposes. This is especially important for businesses that are short on space.
- Meets legal requirements: Many businesses, such law firms, hospitals, etc., have a legal obligation to dispose of their confidential products. Recycling programs help businesses meet their legal obligation to dispose of such items thereby avoiding fines, penalties, etc.
- Tax benefits: Through agencies like The Department of Commerce and the Internal Revenue Service, companies in many states have been encouraged with rebates, tax credits or other incentives to recycle. The state of Maryland, for example, offers a personal property tax exemption to companies for recycling equipment.
Finally, as mentioned before, some companies have even adopted a zero waste policy as part of their business model. This is a philosophy whereby no trash is sent to landfills or incinerators because all products are recycled and reused. At Secure Waste Disposal, Inc., - where we handle biowaste disposal too - we fully support this idea and we do our part in recycling paper waste. Recycling makes sense no matter how you look at it. It serves the function of properly disposing of sensitive information, it aids the environment and it helps businesses to prosper.