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In 2018, 67.4 million tons of paper was generated, making up nearly 25% of our collective national waste and nearly 12% of materials sent to landfills. The good news is that paper recycling for businesses is easy.

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  • Recycled paper uses 30-50% less energy than making paper from trees

  • Every year, the average American uses approximately 700 lbs. of paper products

  • One ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees a year and 380 gallons of oil

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Tips for Paper Recycling

  • Avoid Contamination: It's important to keep paper isolated to avoid contamination from other waste materials.

  • Types of Paper: Copy paper, receipts, magazines, newspapers and other similar products are the types of products that can all be recycled together.

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  • TRUE Advisors: Our TRUE Zero Waste Advisors will conduct a waste audit and set up the most efficient recycling program for each location across your business.

  • Rightsized Services: Our custom programs ensure you have the right receptacles, right schedules and right operations. Our signage and training/educational materials ensure your valuable recyclables always end up in the right place and avoid contamination.

  • Data-driven Insights: Our proprietary technology can provide you with location-specific data and reports on how much of each material you're recycling, identify potentially poor performing locations and provided strategies to help course correct to better recycling.


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

Does RoadRunner help with office recycling?

RoadRunner provided fully-managed waste and recycling for all businesses, including recycling for offices. One of the primary areas a business can improve in is office paper recycling. RoadRunner's TRUE Advisors can help put together a recycling plan that works best for your commercial paper recycling needs.