Business Recycling Seminars


The District offers free recycling and waste reduction seminars for businesses, schools and organizations. Learn how to start or improve a workplace recycling program and discuss successes and challenges with your peers.
The following seminars are scheduled for 2017:

 DATE  SEMINAR  TIME   LOCATION
 Thursday, April 20    Waste & Recycling Sense for Business     5:00-7:30 PM  Solid Waste District 
 Wednesday, May 17     Recycling Roundtable Discussion  4:00-6:00 PM  Solid Waste District
 Friday, June 30   Waste & Recycling Sense for Business  3:00-5:30 PM   Solid Waste District
 Tuesday, October 17     Waste & Recycling Sense for Business  12:00-2:30 PM     Solid Waste District


Registration is required, seating is limited. Multiple attendees must be registered individually. If you experience problems with the registration process, call Doreen at 216.443.3732. Register here.


Want to get started right now? See our Tips to Green Your Office and our Business Recycling Directory

ABOUT OUR BUSINESS SEMINARS

 

"Waste & Recycling Sense for Business"

A seminar designed for businesses and non-profits who are interested in beginning or improving upon their recycling program or need contracting assistance. The seminar also covers how to contract for waste and recycling services. 

Waste & Recycling Sense for Business is comprised of two sessions. Both sessions are taught by the District's Business Recycling Specialist.

 
- SESSION 1: SUCCESSFUL RECYCLING IN YOUR WORKPLACE -
Learn about the different recyclable commodities, commercial composting, waste haulers and specialty recycling companies, performing a "dumpster dive" or waste sort and how to analyze the results, choosing the proper indoor recycling containers and signage for them, choosing a waste hauling and recycling company, educating employees/students/visitors on the program, changing recycling behaviors, marketing your recycling program, and how to make your recycling program sustainable.
 
- SESSION 2: CONTRACTING FOR WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES -
Discuss the terms and conditions of the contracts, types of contracts, fees, and how to structure an agreement to best suit your business.

In 2017, Waste & Recycling Sense for Business seminars will be held on April 20, June 30 and October 17.

"Recycle Roundtable for Businesses"

​For the last 3 years, several hundred companies have attended the “Waste and Recycling Sense for Your Business” seminars offered by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Those same businesses are invited to return and participate in a roundtable discussion to share your workplace progress with waste reduction and recycling. Any business that has attempted to implement a waste reduction and recycling program is welcome to attend.

In 2017, a Recycling Roundtable will be held on May 17.

WHAT ARE ATTENDEES SAYING ABOUT OUR BUSINESS SEMINARS?

Public venues, hotel chains, manufacturing facilities, universities, schools, national parks, places of worship, non-profits, city and local government, property management and real estate development firms, hospitals, small businesses and start-ups were among the many businesses who took advantage of the opportunity to start or improve their recycling programs and learn about contracting for waste and recycling services.

“A lot of great information and well-educated presenters.” 
uniform company employee
 
"I learned about the necessity of good signage and convenience.” 
– newspaper employee
 
“There was a lot of great information and perspective.” 
– design company owner

“I had no idea how many different types of recyclables there were.
It’s gotten me excited to further our program!” 
– aviation employee

“The presentation was very informative.” 
– county employee
 
“The presentation exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot.” 
– employee of a non-profit
 
“The contract presentation was extremely informative and thorough.” 
– hospital employee

“I wanted to come in and learn something new about recycling practices.  Mission accomplished!” 
– city employee 
 

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