If you’re a commercial property manager, you’re always looking for ways to add value for your tenants. One of the most visible ways to do so is to enhance e-waste recycling options by providing a convenient collection container in your building at minimal cost.
E-waste is short for electronic waste and describes discarded electronic devices. E-waste is now a reality of business life but it creates a lot of clutter, it’s not easy to dispose of, and tenants frequently don’t know what to do with electronics that are no longer useful. Having an e-waste recycling program in your building solves all these problems with a simple, easy to use, secure container system.
A reputable recycler will have various sizes of containers to choose from that they can deliver to your building. Depending on whether you pay a monthly charge, have a pay-per-pickup arrangement or are entitled to free pickups (depending on volume), you won’t ever have to worry about disposing of the collected e-waste.
There are two principal reasons to divert as much as possible of your building’s e-waste stream to the recycling stream:
- The building (and therefore its tenants) pays for every kilogram of garbage that is picked up by the municipality or private waste hauler.
- Tenants (both existing and prospective) judge buildings and management on their environmental initiatives.
Waste Management Programs Count Toward Building Certifications
E-waste recycling is one factor that can count toward third-party green certifications such as BOMA BEST or LEED and can be a low cost way to offer tenants a greener building experience. According to a study by DTZ, working in a green-certified building can produce more satisfied tenants than those in conventional buildings. The study also found that the greater the number of green certifications a building has, the higher the level of tenant satisfaction, especially if the green practices lower costs and improve services.
Considerations for Your E-Waste Recycling
Even if a building is not green-certified, letting tenants know that you are now providing convenient, data secure e-waste recycling services will be a plus for the green image of the building.
For your program to succeed, it is key to have buy-in from building IT managers as they must be convinced that the container that may contain their data-bearing e-waste is secure. By choosing a certified, reputable partner such as Revolution Recycling that is committed to secure data destruction, you will get the volume and type of e-waste deposits that will make an environmental difference and make your tenants sit up and take notice of how green their building is.
Partnership with a certified e-waste recycling firm is also beneficial for tenants who are doing an office refresh. If they have e-waste to get rid of, simply get in touch with your recycling partner and let them know; they will often pick up the tenant’s e-waste at no charge. You can also contact moving companies if you’re going to be changing buildings.
Lastly, special events such as charity fundraisers are a great way to provide positive buzz about your building’s e-waste recycling program and advertise other environmental programs at the same time. During Earth Week this year, Revolution Recycling participated in 20 different events with property managers in order to build excitement about their buildings’ programs.
How Do I Get an E-Waste Recycling Container?
Certified, reputable e-waste recyclers such as Revolution have a variety of options for property managers from free pickup for two full recycling containers to no-minimum pickups for just $99. Call Revolution today to explore the options for your building so you can become a hero to your tenants.