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The Environment & Your Bottom Line

For restaurants and retailers, COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of business. With so many critical issues that have risen to the top of the list of concerns, recycling programs tend to fall to the back burner as companies focus on economic survival. However, while COVID-19 (and a drop in scrap commodities prices) has driven up recycling costs for some items, prioritizing recycling of high-quality commodities still provides better value than sending trash to the landfill.

America is facing a mounting trash crisis as existing landfills reach capacity and densely populated areas run out of room to establish new facilities. The situation has become so urgent that more state and local jurisdictions are capping how much trash you can send to landfills and levying hefty fines for businesses that exceed these limits.

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