When a business begins a recycling program, the decision is usually spurred in part by one or more of the following factors:

  1. A relatively large portion of a company’s waste stream is composed of recyclable material that could bring in revenue or reduce waste cost when processed in an efficient manner.
  2. Waste costs are increasing with combined hauling and landfill fees.
  3. A business has green initiatives and wants a recycling program to be the hub of various sustainable goals throughout the workplace.


These factors require a call-to-action, and after a recycling company is consulted to help initiate and maintain a customized service, the process begins.


The question is, after weeks, months, and years of managing a recycling program, are you able to keep track of the volume of material your business is recycling, the types of commodities you're generating, the prices of those commodities (prices will vary month to month due to the ebb and flow of the commodity market), and the costs associated with your program?


These are important pieces of information to track for several reasons: Tracking Chart


Does your recycling partner make data tracking easy for you to access? Are they transparent about your program’s progress, and are they keeping you informed?

Tracking Chart 2



At Midwest Fiber, we know that tracking and open communication are important in any recycling program. We strive to make tracking as easy and convenient as possible, and provide tools to do just that! 


Learn more about how we can help you track your recycling program by calling (309) 452-0064, or respond to this blog.



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