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7.2 Recycling practices

As a cleaner, you can make a big impact by following easy recycling practices. Here’s a straightforward guide:

  1. Sort Smart:
    • Put recyclables like paper, plastic, glass, and metal in separate bins. Keep non-recyclables in another bin.

  2. Use Clear Labels:
    • Label bins clearly with pictures to show what goes where. Make it simple for everyone to recycle right.

  3. Collect Regularly:
    • Empty recycling bins regularly to keep things clean. Check if bins are full and need emptying.

  4. Avoid Contamination:
    • Keep non-recyclables out of recycling bins. Contamination makes recycling harder.

  5. Recycle Electronics Right:
    • If there are old electronics, check if there’s a special way to recycle them. Follow guidelines for safe disposal.

  6. Educate Everyone:
    • Share recycling info with colleagues and building occupants. The more people know, the better everyone can recycle.
  7. Recycle Right Materials:
    • Know what materials are accepted for recycling in your area. Focus on recycling those items.

  1. Dispose of Hazardous Items Safely:
    • If there are hazardous materials, like batteries, dispose of them according to safety guidelines..

  2. Optimize Collection Routes:
    • Plan efficient routes when collecting recyclables. It saves time and resources.

By incorporating these practices into your cleaning routine, you contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable environment. Simple steps can lead to significant positive changes in recycling efforts.