Case Study – Boxed Rolls Recycling

Boxed Rolls Recycling (Painesville, OH)

By reviewing landfill data and working closely with Stew Murphy at the Avery Dennison facility in Painesville, OH, Heritage Program Manager, Matt Wilson, was able to successfully implement a recycling program that removes boxed rolls from landfill and eliminates one open top container from the facility.

After conversations with Avery Dennison and the vendor, Matt determined that procedural changes at the facility would allow for the material to be recycled instead of landfilled. With the new program, the boxed rolls are taken by the vendor who separates the cardboard boxes from the rolls. The cardboard boxes are then compacted and recycled, and the rolls are also recycled.

Matt worked closely with the site as well as the vendor to define what items could and could not be placed in the dumpster. Once determinations were made, site personnel had to be informed and on board with the new procedures if changes from landfill to recycling were to be successful. The implementation process lasted approximately six weeks, and the boxed roll material is now effectively recycled.

As a result of onboarding site personnel to the recycling changes and working with the vendor to determine logistics, an estimated 333 tons will be diverted from landfill annually, and the Avery Dennison facility is estimated to save approximately $6,783 annually.

 

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