There are several steps involved in the implementation of a recycling program. These include:
- Education & Training: Universal will create literature and memos for distribution to your employees to educate them about the new recycling program.
- Notification & Signage: Universal will work with you to inform your employees on the procedure of separating recyclable items from the overall waste stream. We provide stickers for receptacles for easy sorting and collection.
- Vendor Management: Universal will communicate exclusively with the awarded waste hauler and all of their assigned facilities. We will monitor performance and generate reports on a quarterly basis to show the analysis of the program. Any performance issues will be addressed directly by Universal and appropriately reported to management.
- E-Waste Recycling: Universal is able to tailor waste and recycling removal programs to your needs. Items from light bulbs to computers can be recycled. We even have computers rebuilt for future use and donated.
- Reporting: As with our waste services, we will provide monthly reporting and rebates if available for recyclable materials. We will provide eco sheets outlining the volume of water, trees, and other resources saved because of your companies’ commitment to green initiatives. You can reduce your carbon footprint and we can show you how!
SINGLE STREAM “COMINGLED” RECYCLING
Over Universal’s years of experience in the waste management industry, we have strived to achieve the personal and social standard of being “green.” We have created alliances with material recycling facilities (MRF) to accept single stream recycling loads.
Single stream recycling allows haulers to pick up mixed containers of trash and recyclable materials in one pick up. The MRF will then separate the materials process them accordingly. This provides the best of both worlds and reduces the amount of equipment on site.
These alliances have caused the dump rates for this waste/recyclable material to be reduced, due to the fact that most of the waste is recycled and can be sold on a secondary market. This option is a great alternative for industries with high volumes of fiber such as cardboard in their waste such as retail stores.