Commercial

Recycling



Commercial

Recycling


The Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District is proud to offer pick-up services to businesses in the County. There are currently nearly 200 businesses and schools participating in this pick-up service.

Businesses can recycle Cardboard, Newspaper, Mixed Paper, Aluminum, Metal, Glass and Plastic Bottles through this program. Pick-ups are arranged to be convenient and efficient. They are based on quantities generated and each customer’s specific needs.

Call today to become a more earth-friendly business. 812-926-9963

Recycling is something that everyone should do at home, but it also has an important place at work. Participating in the Commercial Program is a fantastic way for businesses to ensure that they are doing their part to help conserve resources and protect the environment, but it is also a great way to share the practice of recycling with customers.

Businesses may use the drive thru service. Fees apply.

Click here for required form and a list of fees

The Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District is proud to offer pick-up services to businesses in the County. There are currently nearly 200 businesses and schools participating in this pick-up service.

Businesses can recycle Cardboard, Newspaper, Mixed Paper, Aluminum, Metal, Glass and Plastic Bottles through this program. Pick-ups are arranged to be convenient and efficient. They are based on quantities generated and each customer’s specific needs.

Call today to become a more earth-friendly business. 812-926-9963

Recycling is something that everyone should do at home, but it also has an important place at work. Participating in the Commercial Program is a fantastic way for businesses to ensure that they are doing their part to help conserve resources and protect the environment, but it is also a great way to share the practice of recycling with customers.

Businesses may use the drive thru service. Fees apply.

List of fees

Why Recycle at work?

It’s Free. It’s convenient. It’s the right thing to do.

It reduces the cost of waste disposal for your business.

It shows customers your commitment to eco-friendly practices.

It ensures that you are doing your part to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.

To start recycling at your business:

1. Know what you throw

Are you putting recyclable items in the trash? These would include: cardboard, paper, aluminum cans, metal cans, glass bottles/jars and plastic bottles. Determine which materials are feasible to collect for recycling.

2. Know where you throw

Are there multiple locations where items are put into the trash? Are there shared spaces where waste items accumulate? Determine where recycling will take place and how many containers you might need.

3. Know how much you throw

Determine an approximate amount of materials that your workplace might generate in a week’s time.

4. Know who

How many employees will be participating? Who will gather materials to a central location for collection? Determine a responsible party who will ensure that materials are placed in recycling containers for collection.

5. Call 812-926-9963 and speak with Sandy about the above information you have gathered.

To have a successful program:

1. Set goals

Goals are a great way to demonstrate the purpose of changing procedures. They also ensure that employees can work toward a common end. Including employees in setting goals will increase participation.

2. Educate employees

Properly educating employees about changes to waste management is key to success. Employees will need to know what is going to be collected and what they need to do in order to help the business reach its waste diversion goals.

3. Engage employees

Recycling at work can be fun. Incentives and competition can be great drivers to get a program started and ensure its long-term success.

4. Use signage

Properly labeling containers is extremely beneficial. labels don’t need to be fancy, but they must be accurate and consistent to be successful.

5. Call 812-926-9963 and speak with Sandy if need assistance or when questions arise.