Tips to Reduce the amount of waste you create 

You can reduce the amount of waste you create by choosing what waste and rubbish you throw away. This can be easy just by following these simple guidelines:

What To Buy and How To Use It

Reducing Hazardous Waste

Think Before You Throw

Waste Reduction Strategies

Before you start your waste reduction program, visit for information on affecting environmental change in your company and more.

General Tips


“Astrobrights” and other brightly colored papers can cause problems at paper recycling mills. Pastel colors (light green, light blue, canary yellow, light pink) are less of a problem and stand out just as well. And, they cost less!


Writing/Printing Paper

Overstocked/Surplus Items



“Outside” your Business

Food and Personal Services

Consumer Choices