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Take Out the Trash: 5 Guidelines for a Recycling Container

Take Out the Trash: 5 Guidelines for a Recycling Container

Rachel Carson stated that, “The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves”. How the human race can demonstrate our mastery over ourselves and to support nature is by recycling as it makes a huge positive impact on the world around us.

Not only does it have a huge positive impact on our world; it also has a huge impact on ourselves and loved ones. It only makes sense that a huge positive impact on our world, selves and loved ones starts with purchasing the right recycling bins from Waste Wise Products.

1. Stream

Deciding which how many streams a business or organization wants to pre-sort is an important step in being appositive impact on the world.

  • Single stream is having all recyclable substances (paper, plastics, metals…) being allowed to be mixed into one container and will be separated later. People are not required to pre-sort their recyclable substances when they go to the recycling container; this makes it very easy for most people to recycle.
  • Double stream is having people pre-sort their recyclable substances into one container that has two distinct bins. These bins are to be labelled by the purchaser, as per his or her needs.
  • Triple stream is having people pre-sort their recyclable substances into one container that has three distinct bins.
  • Quad stream is having people pre-sort their recyclable substances into on container that has four distinct bins. Five stream or more is having people pre-sort their recyclable substances into a container that has five or more distinct bins. The more pre-sorting that people must do prior to placing their recyclable substances into a stream bin, the less exposure to biohazardous contaminants later.

2. Materials

Deciding what materials, a business or organization wants to use when recycling is an important step in recycling. Containers may be made from fiberglass, plastic, recycled plastic lumber, stainless steel and steel. Fiberglass containers are light and long lasting. Plastic containers are strong, adaptable and long lasting. Recycled plastic lumber containers are strong, adaptable and long lasting. Stainless steel containers are strong, sexy and long lasting. Steel containers are strong and long lasting.

3. Style

The next important decision that a business or organization needs to make when recycling is choosing the style that the containers should be. Containers may be front emptying, slim, small spaces, top tray and wall mount. Front emptying containers are very user friendly, as the service doors are placed in the front. The slim containers are built for hallways that need to enable people to move freely through them, but also to enable people to recycle.

4. Tray Containers

Small space containers are wonderful at maximizing the limited space people may have in small work areas, but to still enable people to recycle. Top tray containers are perfect for businesses or organizations that produce meals for people; the top tray containers enable people to pre-sort their recyclable substances as well as a place to put their tray once they are finished eating. Wall mount containers are fantastic for businesses or organizations are interested in maximizing its floor space while it recycles.

5. Branding

It is critical for any business or organization to consider the stream, materials and style of its recycling containers because the containers need to enhance the business or organization’s brand. A mismatched pairing will hinder a business or organization’s brand.

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