Kitchener Clean is happy to be (re)introducing the Ultimate Office Compost Program for businesses of all sizes in the Waterloo Region. We had introduced it in 2019, but just as the Program was starting to get traction, we had to shut it down in March 2020, as the Pandemic resulted in almost every one of our Program Clients closing their offices! We started it up on a small scale last summer, and are now very happy to say that we are opening it up fully, and looking for as many socially- and environmentally- minded Business Clients as we can get!
To learn more and get started, contact us today!
HOW IT WORKS
After signing up for the Ultimate Office Compost Program, you will receive a Green Bin to collect all organic waste. All the same items that you would Green Bin at home can be placed in your bin at the office. This includes:
Team Members will pick up your Green Bin on a weekly or twice-weekly basis, and replace it with a fresh one! Check our article on Green Bin Etiquette to find out how to make the process as clean and smooth as possible.
The organic material collected then enters the compost stream in one of three ways:
It’s more important than ever for businesses to be both environmentally and socially sustainable. Getting started with the Ultimate Office Compost Program in your workplace is a great way to help achieve both.
To learn more, read our The Essential Guide to Kitchener Compost (Home and Office)!
Our Team Members will make sure your Green Bin is emptied once or twice a week
The Region of Waterloo only collects green bin organics from single-family homes, legal duplexes, eligible townhouse units, and small apartment buildings (6 units or less). At work, all waste is typically put into the garbage and sent to the landfill.
Unfortunately, a large volume of organic waste is generated in offices and discarded into the garbage.
One of our clients with a team of only 20-25 generated over 600 pounds of organic waste in just one year. From another with 145 employees, we collected 2.3 tons over the same amount of time!
A lot of food waste ends up in landfills - and it amounts to a major problem!
This excerpt from a Washington Post article explains the issue well:
“It turns out reducing food waste is one of the most important things we can do to reverse global warming. Project Drawdown’s team of researchers ranked solutions to global warming; to our surprise, we discovered that cutting down on food waste could have nearly the same impact on reducing emissions over the next three decades as onshore wind turbines. More than 70 billion tons of greenhouse gases could be prevented from being released into the atmosphere. It represents one of the greatest possibilities for individuals, companies and communities to contribute to reversing global warming and at the same time feed more people, increase economic benefits and preserve threatened ecosystems.”
The Ultimate Office Compost Program not only will save your business in regards to waste removal, but you will also feel better about doing your part to help the environment and feel pride in knowing you work for a company that cares.
Help create a space people take pride working in by investing in the Ultimate Office Compost Program
From our inception, we have always been an environmentally responsible company.
We proudly offer our office composting services to businesses across the Waterloo Region, helping businesses make a positive impact on our environment.
Take steps toward a greener workplace with our Ultimate Office Compost Program - contact us now!