Green Business: Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste is Toxic. Deal With It! Establish a policy for treatment of hazardous materials.
Many common office items are considered hazardous and should never, ever be thrown away. Recycle Utah offers collections for some of these hazardous materials for residents, not for businesses.
Please recognize that businesses are required by law to use a collection agency for haz-mat disposal. Know, too, that anything that gets thrown out in your workplace will eventually work it’s way into the water supply, causing harm to local wildlife and the people that consume that water. You have a responsiblity to properly dispose of any hazardous material your business uses.
Here are some common office materials that are hazardous:
- Fluorescent Lights (including CFLs)
- Printer and Toner Cartridges
- Every single electronic device
- Items containing mercury (thermostats, switches, etc)
Recycle Utah can accept these materials from residents. We cannot accept paints or chemicals of any kind from anyone. There is a fee for disposal of electronic waste.