Recycling guide
Step 4

Setting up recycling for your business

If you’ve carried out a waste audit and used the business waste calculator, you should now have a better understanding of the types of waste your business generates and options to recycle more. You’ve hopefully also created a waste action plan, and now it’s time to put it into action!

In this step, we’ll look at how to:

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Your existing waste or recycling service provider, if you have one, should be able to advise on the best set-up for your business.

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  • Containers and storage for your waste and recycling

    Providing the right bins and containers for your waste and recycling, and storing them in the right location, is essential for helping your staff, customers and visitors separate waste more effectively and increase the amount your business recycles.

  • How to choose a recycling service

    With your bins and storage ready to go, and an idea of how many collections you’ll need each week, month and year, the next step is to find a provider to collect your recycling on a regular basis. This next section details the type of procurement process you could follow to choose a new provider.

  • ​​Recycling service procurement tips for large businesses and organisations

    Whatever the size of your organisation, it’s important to have the service delivered by a company with the right kind of experience. However, larger organisations with multiple sites and complex operational arrangements have more intensive waste disposal and recycling requirements, making it even more critical that the provider has the capacity and skills to provide the service that you want. 

  • Communicating with your staff

    Internal communication is an important part of making recycling a success in your workplace. If you completed a waste action plan in Step 2, you’ll find this a useful starting point when it comes to communicating your recycling plans with staff.