Businesses can make a major contribution to recycling in Delaware. They can help their customers recycle and manage wastes, and they can structure their own business practices to take advantage of recycling opportunities and resources.
Starting or improving a recycling program in your business, not-for-profit, or institution may reduce your total waste collection costs. Waste haulers typically charge based on the size of your container (typically in cubic yards) and collection frequency, not how much trash is actually picked up.
Therefore, if you can reduce the trash container size, number of containers or collection frequency by recycling more of your waste, you may save money on your waste collection. The key is diverting as much material from your trash to recycling, as well as reducing the amount of trash and recyclables your organization generates in the first place.
DNREC provides a toolkit for managers of multi-family residences to help them plan and implement recycling in their buildings.