The whole concept behind Recycle 1 is to help businesses reduce, reuse and recycle their waste. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the environment, and to enable businesses to do the same. It’s why we exist. So, we’re thrilled that City of Phoenix has taken notice of our hard work, by recognizing Recycle 1 as a leader in the community.
In August 2017 the City of Phoenix certified Recycle 1 as a Green Business Leader! We own the distinction of being the first (and currently ONLY) certified recycler in the state.
The Phoenix Green Business Leader Program
The City of Phoenix Green Business Leader program is designed to recognize and promote businesses that “volunteer to operate in an environmentally responsible or sustainable manner.” Participants in the program agree to a three-year commitment. During this time, these businesses must remain dedicated to promoting and offering recycling at their company, and to properly separating their waste. While these efforts come naturally to the team here at Recycle 1—it’s what we do—the Phoenix Zero Waste Team is standing by to help businesses get started with training, audits and more.
The program aims to:
- Promote resources efficiency for businesses throughout Phoenix
- Recognize businesses that are doing things right, like establishing and adhering to policies and practices that reduce, reuse and recycle waste
- Educate the community with free tools, training and general expertise
Any business with a recycling program can apply to get certified. Recycle 1 is helping our customers get certified as well. Get started here.
“Not only is it rewarding to be a part of this program, but it’s been amazing to see so many businesses take the initiative and sign up to do their share,” said Beth Villa, president, Arizona Document Destruction at Recycle 1. “Becoming conscious about our waste and recycling in a much more thoughtful, purposeful manner will hopefully stick with businesses far beyond the three-year commitment.”
The Phoenix Green Business Leader program rolls up to Reimagine Phoenix, an initiative that the Mayor and City Council established in 2013, with an intense goal: increase Phoenix’s waste diversion to 40 percent by 2020. Reimagine Phoenix works to encourage residents to divert their waste from going to a landfill, and to encourage businesses to recycle and engage in more sustainable business practices.