Reducing waste at work and home = Saving money

Reducing waste can save residents and businesses money in a multitude of ways. By disposing of less and recycling all that they are able to, residents and businesses can reduce the amount of waste they send to the landfill, thereby reducing their trash removal bills. Businesses with large quantities of recyclable waste materials can sometimes even turn those materials into a source of income. Furthermore, by eliminating waste before it even reaches the business, a business can improve productivity.

Reducing waste also benefits the larger community in Vermont. Vermont has limited landfill space, with usage steadily increasing. In order to avoid the environmental impacts of landfill expansions, its important to limit the waste we send to the landfill, whether that be through recycling, or limiting waste production altogether (or both!).

The first step to managing a waste stream is knowing what comprises it. Here, the District can help by assisting your business with a waste audit. Once you know what wastes are being generated, where they’re coming from, and in what quantities, then it’s possible to develop a plan to reduce that waste. Contact us at (802) 524-5986 or info@nwswd.org for more information.