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Waste Management

Any material wasted equates to money off your bottom line. Therefore, less material wasted is less money wasted. However, when waste is unavoidable there are many best practices to follow in order to attain a healthy and sustainable production cycle. Additionally, organizations like the Department of Environmental Conservation work hard to protect New York State's environment and the health of its citizens. They accomplish this through innovative, rational, and reasonable management of solid and hazardous materials that secures public confidence and provides for sustainable economic development that is responsive to environmental concerns.

Practical Source Reduction Tips for Business - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Preventing wastes, maximizing resources and increasing efficiency can give your company a competitive edge. You can take positive action now by implementing source reduction.

Green Meetings
Reduce Waste by having Green Office Meetings.

The Reuse Marketplace
The Reuse Marketplace is a free regional network to find, sell, trade, or give away reusable and surplus items that would otherwise be disposed as trash. Businesses, institutions, governments, and organizations in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachussetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont are eligible to create accounts and to post listings. Anyone is welcome to search or browse the posted items. The Reuse Marketplace is supported by state agencies and private businesses. The website is administered by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), a regional non-profit dedicated to an environmentally sustainable economy through source and toxicity reduction, reuse, recycling, and green purchasing.

EPA- Greener Products
The EPA Greener Products portal is designed to help the user navigate the increasingly important and complex world of greener products. It allows users to search for EPA programs related to greener products based on the type of user and their specific product interests. It also links to additional greener products information from EPA and other sources.

Hazardous Waste

Electronic Waste

Composting