Encouraging regional recycling.
All kinds of businesses throughout the Portland metropolitan area are doing their part for our environment by recycling at work. But, during an average year, businesses still send more than 100,000 tons of recyclable paper and containers to our local landfills.
To encourage recycling in our region, Metro has adopted new Business Recycling Requirements. Each jurisdiction is working to implement these requirements, and will notify businesses when they go into effect. In general, you will be asked to:
- Recycle paper, cardboard and containers (aluminum cans, plastic bottles and glass).
- Ensure there are containers for collection of these recyclables.
- Post signs at collection areas, indicating which materials should be recycled.
Recycle at Work Specialists can help you meet these requirements by setting up a free, customized program in your workplace.