Business Recycling

Single-Stream Recycling – What Makes It Easy?

Call 311 from within Prince Georges County; 301 883 4748 calls from outside the county

With single-stream recycling, all recyclable materials are placed in the same container. Single-stream recycling provides County businesses with many benefits that include:

  • Using compactors and bailers to consolidate recyclable materials;
  • Saving money on recycling and disposal fees; and
  • Using only one container for commercial property owners’ recyclables.

Contact your recycling vendor and processor to determine what materials generated by your business can be collected single-stream.

Recycling is Good Business: Make it Your Business!

Businesses play an important role in Prince George's County's Recycling Program. Approximately one-half of the County's solid waste stream is produced by the business sector. Businesses also account for two-thirds of the County's current recycling rate.

All businesses can recycle. The Department of the Environment Recycling Section will assist your business in implementing a successful recycling program.

How to Start a Recycling Program

The steps to start a successful recycling program include:

  • Step 1 – Obtain the support of the executive management;
  • Step 2 – Appoint a coordinator and program monitors to plan and implement the program;
  • Step 3 – Determine the number of people participating and the types and amounts of recyclables generated;
  • Step 4 – Discuss the program with local recyclers, and seek quotes from recycling haulers;
  • Step 5 – Develop an efficient collection system;
  • Step 6 – Educate all employees;
  • Step 7 – Purchase items that can be recycled or reused; and
  • Step 8 – Publicize the success of the program.

Call 311 for more information.