11-Step Guide to Business Recycling

Set Your Program in Motion

It's easier than you think. Use this step-by-step guide to help you design a recycling and waste reduction program that is tailored to meet the needs of your business. If your business has already established a program, look here for ideas on how to improve or expand your program.

11 Steps to Developing & Maintaining a Program

Step One: Gain Management Support

Step Two: Choose a Coordinator

Step Three: Perform a Waste Assessment

Step Four: How to Trim Your Trash

Step Five: Design Your Recycling Program

Step Six: Purchase Environmentally Preferred Products

Step Seven: Kick Off Your Program

Step Eight: Track Program Successes

Step Nine: Keep Employees Informed and Involved

Step Ten: Get Recognition

Step Eleven: Share With Your County How You Are Doing

This material is borrowed in-part from ReThinkRecycling in Twin Cities, Minnesota


Managing My Materials


Upcoming Events

2018 Household and Small Business
Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule


Hood River
February 23, 9am-2pm
May 18, 9am-2pm

The Dalles
February 24 18, 9am-2pm
May 19, 9am-2pm

April 14, 10am-2pm – Maupin
April 21, 10am-2pm - Parkdale
May 4, 10am-2pm - Moro
May 5, 10am-2pm -  Dufur
Ag Events
May 4, 10am-2pm - Moro
October 31, 10am-2pm – Hood River
November 1, 10am-2pm – The Dalles

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