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Recycling for Businesses

Today's businesses have a lot of opportunities to help the environment and save money at the same time. By following some useful tips that the Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) provided, businesses can reduce waste at several steps of production such as minimize and recycle packaging, use both sides of paper for printing, set printer to the draft setting for non-official printing, recycle office paper, etc.

Solid waste management facilities can be certified by this Department if waste is being beneficially used. Once the facility is certified, the material will no longer be considered solid waste and thus be exempted from being governed by the regulations concerning solid waste handling and management.

Find out more about how DEC offers Help for Businesses.

More about Recycling for Businesses:

  • PFAS in Food Packaging - A new law in December, 2022 will pertain to PFAS in Food packaging.
  • NYS Hazardous Packaging Act - Some packaging contains certain heavy metals, specifically cadmium, lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium. New York State passed a law that prevents inclusion of these metals in product packaging and packaging components above certain concentrations.
  • Practical Source Reduction Tips for Business - Preventing wastes, maximizing resources and increasing efficiency can give your company a competitive edge.
  • Beneficial Use Determinations (BUDs) - Information about the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's BUD Program.
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    Division of Materials Management
    Bureau of Waste Reduction & Recycling
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-7253
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