WHY SHOULD YOUR FACILITY CONSIDER RECYCLING?
The bottom line…..Recycling can save your facility money!
Recycling as much waste material as possible will allow your facility to reduce the amount of waste that must be disposed of in a landfill, usually cutting the cost of waste disposal. Often, facilities are able to reduce the frequency of pickups of waste containers such as dumpsters!
MATERIAL COMMONLY RECYCLED
Mixed Office Paper – All colors of computer/office paper, envelopes, junk mail, etc.
Corrugated Cardboard – Shipping boxes, craft paper, paper shopping bags, some food packages, egg cartons, etc.
Magazines/Catalogs – Slick coated publications
Telephone Books – Outdated phone books or similar catalogs
Aluminum Cans – Cans from soft drinks, beer, etc.
No. 1 Plastic Bottles (PETE) – Soft drink & juice bottles, some shampoo bottles, etc.
HOW CAN YOUR FACILITY GET STARTED?
The District offers technical assistance to help your facility establish comprehensive recycling and waste reduction programs. We can conduct a waste audit with you to review the types of waste that your facility produces, and which of those materials may be recyclable. We will be happy to arrange a convenient time to meet with you to discuss your needs and to conduct the audit. After an audit has been completed, we will make suggestions to help you decrease the amount of waste your facility produces, as well as provide suggestions for recycling other materials. Your facility will then be prepared to contract with a recycling collection company for pickup and recycling of your materials. To schedule a waste audit, contact the District at (479) 795-0751.
PRIVATE RECYCLING COLLECTION COMPANIES
Many local waste haulers also offer commercial and industrial recycling options. Check with your local waste hauler to determine available services, or contact the District for additional information at (479) 795-0751.
TAX CREDIT FOR BUYING RECYCLING EQUIPMENT
The Recycling Equipment Tax Credit Program originated with Act 654 of 1993. This act allows Arkansas Taxpayers a 30% Arkansas income tax credit for the purchase of equipment used exclusively for collecting, separating, processing, modifying, converting, or treating solid waste, or manufacturing products containing at least 50% recovered materials, of which at least 10% of the recovered materials is post-consumer waste. The cost of installation by an outside contractor on eligible machinery is also eligible.
For more information, please visit ADEQ’s website.