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4 Reasons Why Every Small & Medium-Sized Business Should Be Recycling

Recycling benefits your business in more ways than you may think! With advancements in Green Technology, recycling is becoming more accessible and cost-effective for small and medium-sized businesses. Read about the top 4 reasons why SMBs should recycle.

Brian Ferris | March 3, 2022


For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), implementing a recycling program may be a project that you’ve always talked about starting - maybe you even began researching solutions - but for whatever reason, recycling always seems to lose its urgency due to other priorities popping up. Or perhaps you feel as though adding recycling services will be too complicated - after all, isn’t it cheaper to throw it all in one dumpster and not worry about it? Actually, no. Here at RoadRunner, we believe that recycling’s not only the right thing to do, but it can also significantly impact your business in a number of positive ways.





When you separate out your recyclables into their own stream, your trash dumpster won’t fill up quite as fast. In fact, you can often replace it with a smaller dumpster, reduce the frequency of pickups… or both! These changes will lower the costs of your services and help your bottom line on a regular basis.



Although this may be a bit obvious, recycling more can help protect the environment by diverting these materials away from landfills and repurposing them. Recyclables that are sent to the dump generate greenhouse gases, which is one of the leading causes of climate change. The group Recycle Across America claims that recycling cardboard only takes 75% of the energy needed to make new cardboard. Taking the initiative to recycle at your place of business is bigger than you or your community - it’s for the betterment of our world.


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Being eco-conscious is trendy, and consumers are taking note of which businesses in their community are doing their part. Shoppers have a desire to support local storefronts that are committed to bettering the environment and responsibly sourcing and disposing of materials. Make it easier for consumers to decide who to buy from by implementing recycling practices in your business.



When searching for jobs, people look for more than just a place to work. They look for a company that shares the same values as their own and recycling is a great way to show it. You can educate your employees on how reducing their waste is beneficial and how to properly do so. It's a feel-good way to get people involved and boost morale at your business.


With advancements in Green Technology, recycling is becoming more accessible and cost-effective for small and medium-sized businesses. Not sure where to start? RoadRunner’s waste and recycling analysis uses our world-class technology to determine ways to lower your hauling rates, implement clean-stream recycling, and optimize container pickups and frequencies. Get in touch with us today to discover how RoadRunner can help your business recycle more, for less; For the Greener GoodTM.



Let's get the conversation started on how to drive recycling and cost savings for your business.