What to Recycle?
Buy Recycled! | How to Start Recycling in your Office?
Get Help! | Specialty Business Recycling
Recycle the Whole Building!
Why Recycle at the Office?
average office worker throws away four pounds of high-grade recyclable paper every week.
Recycling one ton of paper saves the equivalent of 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil and
7,000 gallons of water.
Extend the Life of the Landfill
Landfills are very expensive to build and maintain. One ton of paper
occupies 3.3 CUBIC YARDS of landfill space.
Reduce Waste Disposal Costs for your Business
The less hauled off, the more you save. The more you recycle, the
less your company pays for waste disposal. Balance recycling costs by paying less for
Potential Funds from the Sale of Recyclable Materials
Shop for the best bid for your recyclables. Prices fluctuate with
Show your Company Cares for the Environment
You can make a difference and others will notice.
There are plenty of products in a work environment that can be recycled
rather than trashed. Use the
to determine where to recycle paper,
laser cartridges, bulbs, aluminum cans, and more.
Buy Recycled Products!
copy paper, corrugated, newsprint, fax paper, file folders, legal pads, envelopes, adding
machine tape, food service products, tissue products
carpet, brooms, containers, lumber and wall partitions
Retread tires, floor
tiles and floor mats
Specialty Industrial Supplies
Pallets, Wood & Plastic
1229 Hwy 190 West
Port Allen, La 70767
Call (225) 338-9247
Fax (225) 344-1508
To Start Recycling In Your Office?
Obtain the support of management,
Select a coordinator to plan and implement the program,
Determine participants and types of waste to be recycled,
Discuss the program with local recycling companies. One option is to use drop-off and buy-back services. (See chart on
Specialty Business Recycling and information on the monthly
Drop Off Program). Another option is to arrange an in-house recycling program with a local recycler. Shop around for a recycling service that will accommodate your company.
Companies that work with businesses on recycling include:
The Recycling Foundation
7923 Tom Drive
Baton Rouge, La. 70806
SP Recycling (Paper
8124 South Choctaw
Baton Rouge, La 70815
Tiger Shredding (Paper
*Also listed as AAA Recycling and Cardboard
6307 Quinn Drive
Baton Rouge, La 70817
Also, look in your yellow pages under Recycling Centers for others who offer recycling services.
participants. Distribute clear and easy-to-follow guidelines on what
can and cannot be recycled,
Publicize the program's success. Target proceeds from the sale of recyclables to employee incentives,
Purchase items that are recyclable and that have a recycled material content. Try not to buy disposables.
If your business needs help buying recycled produc ts, reducing and reusing
solid waste, and reusing office supplies, let the Corporate Recycling
Council (CRC) show you how. Call 379-3577 for more information.
US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waste Wise Program
Environmental Defense Fund
America Recycles Day
Promotes buying recycled
Buy Recycled Business Alliance
Established by the National
Did You Know that many common business discards are considered toxic and
must be disposed of as hazardous waste??
They may still be handled by waste haulers, but for
different fees. Call DEQ's hotline at 765.0355 for more information on
hazardous waste disposal for businesses. Such items include: Fluorescent lights*, empty aerosol cans previously containing hazardous products, batteries, paint, computer monitors and X-ray fixers*. *See chart below for
SPECIALITY BUSINESS RECYCLING
Barber Brothers Contracting
2636 Dougherty, Baton Rouge
Dennis Stewart Services
*Crushed Concrete aggregates
6810 Joor Road
Baton Rouge, La 70811
Corporate Recycling Council
*Computers, electronics, phones, cartridges & rechargeable batteries
800 St. Phillip Street,
*Restaurant Grease-Fee Charged
Hwy. 441 North Holden
Lamp Recyclers of Louisiana
*Fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, other lighting waste, thermostats, any mercury debris or apparatus
46257 Morris Road,
*X-ray fixer-Fee Charged
13445 S. Harrel's Ferry Road
Ratcliffe & LeBlanc
2600 Florida Avenue
Southern Scrap Metals
6847 Scenic Hwy.,
355-4453 or 357-0284
Toner Recyclers, Inc.
*Toner cartridges, printer repair, refurbished printers
12627 Jefferson Hwy., Suite A
Recycle the Whole Building!
Don’t send your building supplies to the land fill! Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge Restore accepts tax deductible donations of usable, new and used building materials and products. Reusable materials are diverted from the
landfill, saving resources and saving the donor from paying disposal fees.
The Restore accepts tax-deductible donations of usable, new and used building materials and fixtures in 100% working condition. Shopping at the Restore is open to the public, with access to quality materials at low prices.
The following materials are needed:
cabinets, doors, bricks, tile, hardware, drywall, paint (unopened only), siding, glass and mirrors, roofing, flooring, plumbing, windows, lumber, tools, plywood, and electrical fixtures.
4301 Airline Highway
(Corner of Airline and Plank Road, MetroAire Shopping Center)
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Wed., Fri. & Sat.)