Recycling Seminars for Businesses


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. See a list of options below.

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




[seminar] Waste & Recycling Sense for Business

A free seminar designed for businesses and nonprofits 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. 

Registration for the seminars is required and seating is limited. Multiple attendees from one organization must be registered individually. If you experience problems with the registration process, call Doreen at 216.443.3732. There are no seminars scheduled at this time.

The Waste & Recycling Sense for Business seminar is comprised of two sessions. The sessions are taught back-to-back by the District's Business Recycling Specialist.

SUCCESSFUL RECYCLING IN YOUR WORKPLACE (1.5 hours)

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.

 

CONTRACTING FOR WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES (1 hour)

Discuss the terms and conditions of the contracts, types of contracts, fees, and how to structure an agreement to best suit your business.



[discussion] RecyclING Roundtable


​For the last 3 years, several hundred companies have attended the Waste & Recycling Sense for 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. There are no roundtables scheduled at this time.

 

[presentation] Workplace Recycling success

Recycling at work has its own challenges. Schedule a lunch-and-learn or staff meeting at your facility to see how recycling helps reduce the environmental impact of waste. Learn best practices for how to recycle in Cuyahoga County and what you can do to make a meaningful difference by recycling at your facility, workplace or school.

To request a presentation, contact the District's Business Recycling Specialist at 216.443.3732 or send an email.



WHAT ARE ATTENDEES SAYING ABOUT OUR BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS AND 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 
 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS ABOUT RECYCLING

The District offers presentations and workshops throughout the year for a variety of different audiences. Our speaker’s bureau can talk to your class, group, staff or organization about recycling, composting and waste reduction. See more.

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