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Recycling at Work

What to Recycle? 
Buy Recycled! | How to Start Recycling in your Office?
Get Help! | Specialty Business Recycling
Recycle the Whole Building!

Why Recycle at the Office?
Save Resources

The average office worker throws away four pounds of high-grade recyclable paper every week. Recycling one ton of paper saves the equivalent of 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil and 7,000 gallons of water.

Extend the Life of the Landfill

Landfills are very expensive to build and maintain. One ton of paper occupies 3.3 CUBIC YARDS of landfill space.

Reduce Waste Disposal Costs for your Business

The less hauled off, the more you save. The more you recycle, the less your company pays for waste disposal. Balance recycling costs by paying less for disposal.

Potential Funds from the Sale of Recyclable Materials

Shop for the best bid for your recyclables. Prices fluctuate with the market.

Show your Company Cares for the Environment

You can make a difference and others will notice.

What to Recycle?

There are plenty of products in a work environment that can be recycled rather than trashed. Use the Recycling Charts This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from to determine where to recycle paper, laser cartridges, bulbs, aluminum cans, and more.

Buy Recycled Products!


Letterhead, copy paper, corrugated, newsprint, fax paper, file folders, legal pads, envelopes, adding machine tape, food service products, tissue products


Garbage bags, carpet, brooms, containers, lumber and wall partitions


Retread tires, floor tiles and floor mats

Motor Oil


Specialty Industrial Supplies
Pallets, Wood & Plastic
1229 Hwy 190 West
Port Allen, La 70767
Call (225) 338-9247
Fax (225) 344-1508

How To Start Recycling In Your Office?

Obtain the support of management,

Select a coordinator to plan and implement the program,

Determine participants and types of waste to be recycled,

Discuss the program with local recycling companies. One option is to use drop-off and buy-back services. (See chart on Specialty Business Recycling and information on the monthly Drop Off Program). Another option is to arrange an in-house recycling program with a local recycler. Shop around for a recycling service that will accommodate your company. Companies that work with businesses on recycling include:

The Recycling Foundation 
Steven Cheatham
7923 Tom Drive
Baton Rouge, La. 70806
225 925-3442

SP Recycling (Paper Only!)
Scott O’Neal
8124 South Choctaw
Baton Rouge, La 70815

Tiger Shredding (Paper Only!)
*Also listed as AAA Recycling and Cardboard 
Josh Goodson
6307 Quinn Drive
Baton Rouge, La 70817
225 303-0125

Also, look in your yellow pages under Recycling Centers for others who offer recycling services.

Educate participants. Distribute clear and easy-to-follow guidelines on what can and cannot be recycled,

Publicize the program's success. Target proceeds from the sale of recyclables to employee incentives,

Purchase items that are recyclable and that have a recycled material content. Try not to buy disposables.

Get Help!

If your business needs help buying recycled produc ts, reducing and reusing solid waste, and reusing office supplies, let the Corporate Recycling Council (CRC) show you how. Call 379-3577 for more information.

US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waste Wise Program External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge

Environmental Defense Fund External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge

America Recycles Day External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge
Promotes buying recycled

Buy Recycled Business Alliance External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge
Established by the National Recycling Coalition.

Did You Know that many common business discards are considered toxic and must be disposed of as hazardous waste??

They may still be handled by waste haulers, but for different fees. Call DEQ's hotline at 765.0355 for more information on hazardous waste disposal for businesses. Such items include:  Fluorescent lights*, empty aerosol cans previously containing hazardous products, batteries, paint, computer monitors and X-ray fixers*. *See chart below for recycling information.


Barber Brothers Contracting
2636 Dougherty, Baton Rouge
355-5611, Call first
Dennis Stewart Services
*Crushed Concrete aggregates
6810 Joor Road
(225) 928-7263
Baton Rouge, La 70811
Corporate Recycling Council External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge
*Computers, electronics, phones, cartridges & rechargeable batteries
800 St. Phillip Street,
Baton Rouge
Griffen Industries
*Restaurant Grease-Fee Charged
Hwy. 441 North Holden
225 567-3169
Lamp Recyclers of Louisiana External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge
*Fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, other lighting waste, thermostats, any mercury debris or apparatus
46257 Morris Road,
Lang's Environmental
*X-ray fixer-Fee Charged
13445 S. Harrel's Ferry Road
Baton Rouge
Ratcliffe & LeBlanc
2600 Florida Avenue
Denham Springs
Southern Scrap Metals
*All Metals
6847 Scenic Hwy.,
Baton Rouge
355-4453 or 357-0284
Toner Recyclers, Inc.
*Toner cartridges, printer repair, refurbished printers
12627 Jefferson Hwy., Suite A
Baton Rouge

Recycle the Whole Building!

Don’t send your building supplies to the land fill! Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge Restore accepts tax deductible donations of usable, new and used building materials and products. Reusable materials are diverted from the landfill, saving resources and saving the donor from paying disposal fees.

The Restore External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge accepts tax-deductible donations of usable, new and used building materials and fixtures in 100% working condition. Shopping at the Restore is open to the public, with access to quality materials at low prices.

The following materials are needed:
cabinets, doors, bricks, tile, hardware, drywall, paint (unopened only), siding, glass and mirrors, roofing, flooring, plumbing, windows, lumber, tools, plywood, and electrical fixtures.

The Restore External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge
4301 Airline Highway
(Corner of Airline and Plank Road, MetroAire Shopping Center)
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Wed., Fri. & Sat.)
(225) 355-1895