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Expanded Recycling for Businesses Proposed

Helping Seattle reach its recycling goal of 60% by 2015 

CommrecyclingBannerCouncilmember Jean Godden introduced legislation today to require that Seattle businesses recycle glass, plastic, tin, and aluminum, effective July 2014.

Seattle businesses discard over 8,000 tons of recyclable bottles and cans in the landfill every year.  Businesses are currently required to recycle only paper and cardboard. By 2019, this ban will reduce recyclables that go to the landfill by 6,000 tons, or over 200 shipping containers, per year.

Regardless the size or type, switching to a strong recycling program is expected to save businesses money, anywhere from $55 per month for a small restaurant to $1,522 for a large office building.

Need help in strengthening your business’ recycling program and reducing utility bills? Contact our Resource Venture program today for free assistance.