Topic: Is there a way that businesses can get cash for recycling?
June 18, 2019 / By Adelice Question:
Im writing a letter to some local coffee and tea shops, urging them to start putting out recycling bins so that customers can recycle the plastic and paper cups after they're done with their drink. I want to know if theres a cash incentive for the businesses to put out those bins without making them physically have to put cans into recycling machines. Is there a company/business that pays for recyclables by pound?
Do you have any other ideas to help make local businesses *reasonably* "greener"?
**I say reasonably because I just want to start the snowball of recycling within our local businesses, so ideas where the businesses would benefit financially too would be great!
Thank you :]
Teagan | 1 day ago
some things can be recycled for cash.some plastics but probably not food contaminated paper.and to make money things of that nature go by the % of a ton(1/4 - 1/2 - 3/4 t.)usually through a scrap yard.look in your yellow pages and maybe try to find or start a collection company.in this day and age recycling is a good advertising gimmick so there is built in incentive. you just need to point it out to the public.maybe it just takes a sticker for the window and a bin for ppl to get "green" patronage.keep up the good work i wish you luck!
I'm from Ca., here it's mandated that they have one in every local that has a large grocery store that sells 'X' amount of products that use recyclable containers. I heard in the past that AZ didn't have recycle centers as it was a corrupt organization that was running the recycle program & they were collecting the funds from the state & not paying out & that's why it's such a problem in AZ as they are slowly building up the program centers.
yes there are government incentives all the way down to county level and the other places probably check with the people how take your trash or recyclables away. I hope that helps.