5 Easy Recycling Solutions For Your Office

Created in partnership with Office Depot® OfficeMax®

 

Making sure your workplace is as eco-conscious as possible isn’t just good for the environment; it’s good for your bottom line too. There are many state and federal regulations mandating how items like dry cell batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, depleted ink cartridges, and broken electronics should be disposed. Violating those laws can come with stiff penalties. Thankfully, Office Depot OfficeMax has a number of products that make recycling a cinch.

 

Paper

Although paper is not toxic waste, it should be recycled whenever possible to help reduce the size of landfills and to conserve natural resources. The Rubbermaid Deskside “We Recycle” Container is an ideal solution for your paper recycling needs because it’s reasonably priced, durable and small enough to be easily stored under or next to an employee’s desk.

 

Florescent Light Bulbs

Since florescent light bulbs can contain up to five milligrams of mercury, it’s imperative that they be disposed of properly. The UN tested and approved Consumer CFL Bulb Recycling Kit has everything you need to safely recycle 15 to 20 florescent light bulbs, depending on size. And once a full box has been mailed out and processed, a Certificate of Recycling verifying your company’s compliance will be mailed back to you.

 

Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges

Over the course of the last 12 years, Office Depot has been responsible for recycling more than 58.8 million printer ink and toner cartridges. You can join in the company’s efforts to help protect the environment by ordering free ink and toner recycling boxes. Once the boxes are shipped to your office free of charge, all you have to do is fill it up with cartridges and ship them out using a prepaid UPS shipping label.

 

Batteries

Whether you have alkaline, nickel-cadmium, lithium, lithium-ion, mercury, silver oxide or nickel metal hydrate batteries to dispose of, the RecyclePak Battery Recycling Kits can meet your needs. Available in 15 and 30 pound varieties, the RecyclePak Kits come with a prepaid shipping label and a Certificate of Recycling.

 

Electronics

When it comes time for your company to dispose of broken electronic devices such as printers, laptop and desktop computers and telephones, simply purchase a 2040 or 60 pound Tech Recycling Box, fill it up (don’t seal it) and bring it to your nearest Office Depot OfficeMax store. The Store Associate will verify that all contents are acceptable and then seal it for shipping and recycling. It’s just that easy.

 


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