A Must Read: Kane County Guide For Recycling at Work

A Must Read: Kane County Guide For Recycling at Work

  • Editor’s Note: This article was written by Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland. Got a question or idea for a recycling tip? Contact Jarland at 630-208-3841 or recycle@countyofkane.org.

This is an offering of helpful information on recycling for business owners and operators, as well as engaged managers and staff.

If you are a business owner please read on. If you are not, please share this article with the business owners/operators that you know! Thank you!

Please print out and use this Business Recycling Guide that covers how to recycle at work — from your water bottles and printer paper to responsible recycling for electronics, computers, fluorescent tubes, and cleaning chemicals.

Which Materials Can Be Recycled?

Office Recycling Guidelines​​: Basically the guidelines are the same as those you should be using at home. Click here for the full list.

All paper, cardboard, and containers are included in single-stream recycling programs. Paper includes office paper, magazines, newspapers and cardboard boxes. Containers include metal cans; glass bottles and jars; and plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars.

A big part of what makes business recycling successful is single-stream recycling, where all recyclables can be combined in one container.

If your waste stream presents more unique or complex needs, you can talk to your waste and recycling hauler about options. You can also recycle all of your electronic equipment, fluorescent Tubes and Hazardous Waste through available collection or drop-off programs.

Do You Recycle at Your Business?

Did you know that the 1996 mandatory commercial recycling ordinance in Kane County requires all businesses and multi-family dwellings to recycle?

It also requires waste haulers to provide recycling services to their customers.

Green and Proud

Kane County Recycles wants to help promote businesses that are making the effort to be more sustainable, so if you are doing a great green job, please let us know by emailing recycle@countyofkane.org with your info for inclusion on the Green Businesses webpage.

Posters, Printed Information Available

Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions you may have about recycling, or to request that I send you printed copies of the Guidelines poster (in English & Spanish), or the Green Guide (which I will provide for free).

Got Questions?

Contact Jennifer Jarland at recycle@countyofkane.org or 630-208-3841.