Business Recycling Seminars


The Solid Waste District offers free presentations about recycling and waste reduction in the workplace, tailored to the specific needs of employees, a business, school or group. Consider requesting a speaker for your workforce or organization. We can also host a booth or a table at your event.

To request a personalized presentation for your business, contact the District's business recycling specialist at (216) 443-3732 or 
request a speakerThe presentations listed below are for a general, adult audience. 

Learn more about 
recycling at work. Or, want to get started on workplace recycling right now? See our tips to green your office

See a list of 
general presentations and composting seminars.

 

Workplace Recycling Series

New for 2022! Introducing the Workplace Recycling Series, a six-part webinar program that offers quick information and an opportunity for group discussion and sharing. Attend one, two or all webinars in the series.

The 30-minute presentations are followed by optional group discussion. Free, open to the public. Register in advance at the link.

 


I. Workplace Recycling: Let’s Start a Program

Let’s jump start the recycling program in your workplace. We’ll talk about the quickest ways to get an at-work recycling program off the ground. The 30-minute presentation is followed by optional group discussion. Free, open to the public. Part one of a six-part series.


II. Workplace Recycling: Equipment, Signs & Placement

Contamination in your recycling bins? Recyclables in your trash? Join us for top tips about correctly capturing the right materials in your at-work recycling bins. The 30-minute presentation is followed by optional group discussion. Free, open to the public. Part two of a six-part series.


III. Workplace Recycling: Fact vs. Fiction

Discover the truths about workplace recycling. We examine facts vs. fiction about recycling and the recycling process. Gain new confidence about your at-work recycling program to help engage, support, and encourage co-workers how to recycle right. The 30-minute presentation is followed by optional group discussion. Free, open to the public. Part three of a six-part series.


IV. Workplace Recycling: Creating Culture Change

Learn about culture shift and recycling, and how it affects your workplace recycling program. Develop a proper waste reduction and recycling atmosphere in your organization while learning how to educate and communicate to effect behavior change. The 30-minute presentation is followed by optional group discussion. Free, open to the public. Part four of a six-part series.


V. Workplace Recycling: Improve Your Program

Let’s fix it. We’ll have a group discussion about resetting your existing workplace recycling program. Learn tips and tricks to help revamp and improve your at-work program. The 30-minute presentation includes group discussion and idea sharing. Free, open to the public. Part five of a six-part series.


VI. Workplace Waste Reduction: Roadmap of Waste Hierarchies

Learn about different waste management hierarchies surrounding waste streams, food waste diversion and zero waste. Empower yourself to create a roadmap to waste reduction success. The 30-minute presentation is followed by optional group discussion. Free, open to the public. Part six of a six-part program.


OTHER PRESENTATIONS For the workplace

The Solid Waste District offers traditional one hour presentations about workplace recycling and waste reduction. Seminars/webinars listed below are free and open to the public. Register in advance at the link.

start a Recycling program

Start a workplace waste reduction and recycling program. In-depth presentation designed for businesses, schools and nonprofits that would like to begin recycling or have just begun. One hour. Free, open to the public.


ADVANCED RECYCLING

Already have a workplace recycling program? Let’s have an interactive discussion on how to decrease waste, recycle more, try composting and solve your current problems. One hour. Free, open to the public. 


behaviors for RECYCLING SUCCESS

Recycling right at work has its own challenges. Proper signage, employee training and consistent education is key. Learn best practices to reduce waste and recycle at your facility, workplace or school and how recycling makes a meaningful difference. One hour. Free, open to the public. 


waste audits

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Do you have soda cans, cardboard, pens, pallets or electronics? Results from a waste audit provide a map on how to reduce waste including what you can and should be recycling or composting. Learn the steps to conducting a successful waste audit at your workplace. You'll learn how to interpret the results and apply what you learned to improving your waste reduction and recycling program. One hour. Free, open to the public. 


ASK the experts

Learn from the best in the business of recycling at work. This interactive webinar will provide an opportunity to ask local sustainability experts and facility managers for their input on workplace recycling and recycling operations. One hour. Free, open to the public. 

 There are none scheduled at this time.


Contracting for waste & recycling services

Assistance and consultation with contracting is provided on a one-on-one basis. To request a consultation for your business, group or organization, contact the District's business recycling specialist at (216) 443-3732 or request a speaker.


WHAT ARE ATTENDEES SAYING ABOUT OUR BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS?

Public venues, hotel chains, manufacturing facilities, universities, schools, national parks, places of worship, nonprofits, 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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