Morton EDC Launches Commercial Recycling CampaignMonday, April 1, 2013
Today, the Morton Economic Development Council announced the latest initiative of A Greener Morton, a Single-Stream Recycling Campaign that encourages businesses to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfills through commercial recycling.
By recycling their waste, businesses save money while helping the environment. It reduces disposal costs as materials are diverted from the trashcan to the recycling bin. Recycling helps conserve natural resources, reduces air and water pollution, and saves energy. Furthermore, it enhances business’ image and attracts new customers that care about business’ commitment to sustainable practices.
“Currently, only 9% of Morton Chamber Members recycle,” said Jennifer Daly, CEO for the Morton EDC. “Our goal is to increase that number to 25% by July of 2014.”
Businesses that sign up for recycling services will have their commitment to recycling and sustainability recognized. Each business that signs up will receive a Window Cling that can be displayed at their business showing that they recycle. Additionally, every quarter, the Morton EDC will release a report in local newspapers, social media sites, their website, and their newsletter with a list of businesses who have adopted recycling programs.
“Single-stream recycling is by far the easiest and most convenient type of recycling, as all recyclable material may be placed in a single bin without sorting,” said Daly. “Most of our Morton residents recycle regularly and we are hopeful we can encourage our business community to do the same.”
To help businesses transition, the Morton EDC is providing recycling stickers that can be affixed to trash cans and flyers outlining what materials are recyclable. To take part, businesses simply sign up for recycling services can with Grimm Brothers Trucking or Waste Management Serivces.