What Products Can Be Recycled in Virginia?

Recycling the waste your business produces can be an eco-friendly alternative to simply throwing these items away. However, not everything you produce is safe to recycle in Virginia. Here’s a look at a few types of waste your business produces that can be recycled in our state:

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Paper Recycling

Although many businesses are switching over from paper to digital when it comes to documentation, your business still produces paper waste of some sort. Items like newspapers, magazines, computer paper, paper bags, and some cardboard boxes can all be recycled in the same way you recycle at home.

However, if your paper wastes include documents or items containing confidential records or private data, shredding is essential. Unfortunately, shredded paper is not able to be recycled normally in Virginia, and must be disposed of separately, so it’s recommended that you hire a professional waste management company to ensure proper destruction and disposal of these materials.

Kitchen Items

If your business has a kitchen or space for employees to eat lunch, there are plenty of items that can and should be recycled rather than disposed of in the trash can. These include:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Glass Bottles
  • Glass Jars
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Jugs
  • Plastic Tubs
  • Prescription Bottles

The following kitchen items, however, are NOT acceptable for recycling in Virginia:

  • Metal Lids
  • Styrofoam Containers or Packaging
  • Plastic Bags
  • Cardboard with Grease Stains

Battery Recycling

Most batteries contain toxic chemicals that can leak into our environment if disposed of in a landfill or other public space. When recycled, batteries are broken down and the chemicals are either neutralized or converted to non-hazardous chemicals to be used in anything from laundry detergent to steel products. Broadview Waste Services offers both regular and bulk battery recycling services in Virginia.

Recycle Your Business Waste with Broadview

Here at Broadview Waste Services, we’ve been providing our waste and recycling management services to Virginia for years. Ensure that your business’ waste is being disposed of in a proper and ethical manner by working with us today. Our team of experts is standing by ready to assist you in any way possible, so give us a call to get started.