Take a bow Palm Beach County business owners and residents – our county currently has the highest recycling rate among the five largest counties in Florida and number five among the state’s 67 counties.
Although local governments have set a 30% recycling goal, Palm Beach County has set and met a 50% percent recycling goal, earning recognition as an industry leader from the Solid Waste Association of North America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Recycle Florida Today.
That’s a commendable accomplishment. Before we rest on our laurels, however, here are several things your business can do to keep West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County in the vanguard of the recycling effort:
- In addition to recycling paper, plastic, aluminum and glass, be sure you are recycling other office items such as ink and toner cartridges, batteries, aerosol cans, DVDs, CDs and VCR tapes.
- Reuse file folders, boxes from incoming packages, Styrofoam pellets and packing paper.
- Contribute unwanted cell phones to recycling programs with central drop-off points at local stores like Best Buy.
- Keep outdated but ready-to-use computers, appliances and other electronic equipment and devices out of landfills by donating them to Plug-In To eCycling, a partnership program between the EPA and leading manufacturers, retailers and mobile phone providers. For more information, click here.
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