Step Four: How to Trim Your Trash

Waste reduction can lower costs in every area of your business - not only offices, break rooms, shipping and manufacturing, but also building, equipment and vehicle maintenance.

Effective waste reduction strategies include:

Using both sides of a sheet of paper when printing and copying.
Buying supplies in bulk or economy sized packaging.
Purchasing or leasing washable, reusable cleaning cloths.
Shipping products in returnable containers.
Using raw materials efficiently in manufacturing.
Avoiding fluid spills during equipment and vehicle maintenance.
Use these ideas when you brainstorm with staff about your day-to-day operations to help identify other waste reduction opportunities.

See the Waste Reduction Checklist for dozens of examples.


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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

Click here for full listing and more info
about our 2018 Hazardous Waste Events.