Republic Services offers customizable commercial recycling programs to businesses, non-profit organizations, churches, schools, and multi-family complexes (apartments, condominiums) in all the municipalities we serve. Republic Service will meet with interested commercial businesses and organizations to perform a free waste consultation and to develop a specific recycling program. Here are just a few of the things that we will help you consider and implement:
- Space: We work with you to identify a practical location where recyclables can be collected.
- Access: We help you find the appropriate place outside the building where Republic Service collection trucks can easily pick up the bins, carts, or dumpsters.
- Materials: We will assess the types of materials and the quantities that you would like to recycle.
- Commitment: We help educate and engage company management, facility staff, and employees to create a successful recycling program.
Republic Services offers the following collection options to meet your organization's specific recycling needs.
Wheeled Carts (95 gallons)
Recycling at work is simple! All newspaper, magazines, cardboard, junk mail, boxboard (i.e. frozen food and cereal boxes), rigid plastics #1-7, aluminum cans and foil, and tin cans (i.e. soup cans) can all be recycled in the same cart.
Businesses may have up to five recycling carts which are collected weekly.
Green Dumpsters (3 - 8 cubic yards)
These containers are best suited for larger companies who want to recycle mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, aluminum, tin and plastic.
Roll-Off Boxes (20, 30 or 40 cubic yards)
These containers are best suited for construction and demolition sites. Since about one third of all waste (tons) destined for landfills comes from construction and demolition debris, cities are increasingly looking to contractors to take a proactive role in diverting waste from landfills. Republic Services can tailor a jobsite recycling program to fit your needs.
Customers may assign a single commodity to specific container, or they may mix them together (i.e. cardboard, boxboard, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, aluminum, tin, and rigid plastics #1-7.
Republic Services can provide weight or volume data to customers for compliance or landfill diversion purposes. Please request this information when setting up the account with customer service.
Learn more about how Republic can help your building project become LEED compliant.
What items are accepted?
- Newspapers and inserts: magazines, catalogs, and glossy pages only.
- Aluminum and steel (tin): Empty tin and aluminum cans, clean aluminum foil, pie tins, and stripped wire hangars. Note: labels are okay and non-hazardous empty aerosol cans are permitted.
- Mixed Paper: white or pastel paper (neon colored paper is NOT accepted), non-corrugated boxes (paperboard from cereal and frozen food boxes) with liners removed, phonebooks, carbonless (NCR) forms, envelopes (with and without windows), junk mail, construction paper (without glitter/glue), greeting cards (no foil), brochures, office waste paper, computer paper, fax paper, paper bags, candy boxes (remove liners), wrapping paper (no foil), lined school paper.
- Plastics: all plastics with a number of 1-7 on the bottom of the container. Tighten caps on bottles. No filmy plastic, grocery bags, vinyl, or Styrofoam.
- Corrugated cardboard: Break boxes down to no larger than 4' x 4'.
- Glass: Glass bottles and jars (no lids, caps or corks) may be recycled in a glass-only card or 2-yard container. Glass may not be mixed with other recyclables in the same container and is only available in Boise and Eagle.
- Wood: All wood free of metal (nails, staples, and screws are okay) is accepted in a wood-only recycling container. Wood may not be mixed with other recyclables in the same container.
What items are not accepted?
- Paper plates & cups
- Paper towels
- Food-contaminated containers as well as milk or juice cartons
- Foil-lined items like cookie and chip bags
- Plastic Bags - e.g. dry cleaning, grocery & carrot bags
- Paint & other cans with caution words on labels