Office Recycling Materials Accepted

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    Copy Paper

  • Cardboard
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Brochures
  • Note Pads
  • Blueprints
  • Grocery Sacks
  • Take out containers
    (No Styrofoam)
  • Plastic Drinking Bottles
  • Convenience Store plastic cups
  • Stationary
  • File Folders
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans
  • Paper Back Books
  • CD’s DVD’s and the plastic case

Top Ten Most “Unwanted”

  1. what-not-to-recyclePlastic/Tyvek Envelopes
  2. Packing Peanuts
  3. Styrofoam Cups
  4. Grocery Store plastic bags
  5. Shrink Wrap
  6. Carbon Paper
  7. Napkins/Kleenex/Restroom Waste (Paper Towels)
  8. Coffee Stir Sticks/Single Use Sugar Packets
  9. Batteries
  10. Glass

While many of these items are in fact recyclable – They are not allowed in the recycling processing facilities for various reasons.


office-recycling-kansas-cityRecycling Tips for the Office:

  1. Each employee should have their own cardboard container to collect comingled recyclables at their cubicle.
  2. Re-label & reuse old file folders.
  3. Print fewer copies of meeting agendas & reports – email the meeting outline.
  4. Properly train employees on using printers efficiently so paper is not being wasted through misuse.
  5. Print double sided copies using recycled copy paper.
  6. Use email whenever possible.
  7. Recycle all non-sensitive office paper.
  8. When using note pads – write on both sides.
  9. Reuse old cardboard boxes for storage or shipping packages.
  10. Opt out of all unwanted & unsolicited mailings (Junk Mail).
  11. Proofread your work on screen before printing hard copies.
  12. Reuse plastic grocery store bags instead of trash can liners.
  13. Look for & purchase products with post-consumer recycled content.
  14. Donate unwanted books in your office to the library or recycle them (paper backs) if they are of no value to the library.
  15. Use permanent tape dispensers & buy the refills.
  16. Purchase non-toxic renewable chemicals for cleaning the office.
  17. Purchase batteries that are re-chargeable.
  18. Buy your office supplies in bulk. This is more cost effective & cuts down on shipping & packaging.
  19. Have your toner cartridges refilled (We use Cartridge World of Lee’s Summit) instead of trashing them.
  20. Switch to electronic contracts & have clients email you the signed copy.
  21. Save electricity – When replacing incandescent bulbs – buy LED’s.
  22. Reuse or recycle packaging materials & incorporate recyclable materials in your outgoing shipping dept.