I recently worked with Fox Plumbing and Heating to help them improve their solid waste stream. Through outreach in the South Park neighborhood, I met a Fox staff member interested in adopting office recycling at their business. At the time, Fox was recycling only cardboard and disposing of many other recyclable materials, including office paper, in the garbage.
First, I noted the sizes of Fox’s waste containers as well as their frequency of pickup, and later calculated costs for various combinations of garbage and recycling containers by size. After determining the optimal combination, ECOSS contacted the waste hauling service and enrolled Fox in the new waste program.
Fox now recycles office waste that previously was sent to a landfill, making their operations better for the environment. In addition, the company realizes monthly savings from having downsized its garbage container.