Recycling Resources

Free Internal Recycling Containers! Visit www.bottlesandcans.com to sign up for a free recycling container from the California Refund Value (CRV) Program. They have different options for restaurants, offices, and gyms. Limit 1 per order but you can order multiple times.

Support a Non Profit!

  • Rapid Refill Ink provides cash for each ink jet & laser toner cartridges recycled with their Collection Bin Program. The recycling program is a low effort, no cost fundraiser that helps the environment and earns money for your favorite non profit organization. For more information, contact your local Rapid Refill Ink Store on 1415 North Dutton Avenue, Suite B, Santa Rosa, 95401 at (707)571-1965 or visit www.rapidrefillink.com.

  • The Computer Recycling Center in Santa Rosa will accept old computers, monitors, and laptops from businesses as a donation to a charitable cause. The computers are refurbished and donated to schools and non profits in need. All unusable parts are environmentally recycled. They also accept cable, circuit boards, HDD, and other electronic parts. Visit www.crc.org for more information.

  • The Marin Computer Resource Center will accept computers and related equipment and donate to non-profits, schools and low income families. Visit www.mcrc.org for more information, or call (415) 883-1428

Online Materials Exchange:

  • Sonomax and Marinmax are programs that conserve energy, resources, and landfill space by helping businesses and organizations find alternatives to the disposal of valuable materials or wastes through waste exchange. Visit www.Sonomax.org or www.marinmax.org for more information.

  • The most extensive directory of in-depth waste prevention information on the web, the Waste Prevention Information Exchange (WPIE) contains hundreds of documents and links. Visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov or call (916)341-6363

Close the Loop & Buy Recycled! In order to provide a market for recycled materials we must buy recycled products to keep using them again and again:

  • The Recycled Content Directory (RCD) homepage is set up to assist individuals and businesses in the commitment to buy recycled. Visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov for more information.

  • Green Earth Office Supply sells the widest range of environmentally friendly office, school, and food service supplies available. Check it out at www.greenearthofficesupply.com.

Internal Recycling Containers all under $10.00:

  • Office Depot: Rubbermaid Desk side "We Recycle" containers. 3 ¼ gallons. www.officedepot.com

  • Staples: Rubbermaid Desk Side container with Universal Recycling Logo. 7 gallons. www.staples.com

  • Office Max: Rubbermaid medium Desk side "We Recycle" container. www.officemax.com

Got E-Waste? Many businesses deal with electronic devices on a daily basis. Did you know that Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire will recycle these electronic devices for free? Visit www.gire.org for more information, or visit www.recyclenow.org for additional resources.

Want to Help your Green Business Grow? A great networking site for eco-minded businesses, www.sustainablebusiness.com provides all the environmental-minded tools a business needs to be successful.

Business Waste Reduction Web Site: For a list of business waste reduction resources at a glance, visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov. The business waste reduction staff of Cal Recycle can provide you with educational materials and fact sheets, either electronically or on paper, to promote waste prevention and recycling at your business.

Want to be Acknowledged for your Environmentally-Minded Practices?

  • The Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) is administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. WRAP provides an opportunity for California businesses to gain public recognition for their outstanding waste reduction efforts and lets community know your business takes waste reduction seriously. All businesses and private nonprofit organizations with California facilities are encouraged to apply for an annual WRAP award. Each business will be evaluated individually, based upon its own accomplishments. Award winners receive authorization to use the WRAP winner logo with their products, advertising, and business websites to publicize waste reduction efforts. For more information, visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov.

  • Become certified as a Green Business. The Green Business Program is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes, and promotes local organizations, focusing on small- to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way. Visit the Sonoma County Green Business Program or Marin County Green Business Program for more information.