As businesses across the U.S. are slowly reopening, new questions have emerged about how best to handle waste and recyclables in this era of COVID-19.
Recycle Track Systems (RTS) recently asked its COO, Adam Pasquale, to weigh in on how companies should handle their waste and why recycling properly is more important than ever.
Adam notes that, “As businesses reopen with an increased focus on more frequent and thorough workspace cleanings and overall hygiene, the way in which they dispose of waste and recycling will be critical. Unhygienic environments are known to enable the spread of disease, so regular collections are vital.”
He also explains that the disposal of most waste can be treated the same as it was before the crisis. “However, businesses may want to consider more frequent pickups and on-demand collections in order to minimize the amount of materials present in the office at any given time.”
And, “if specific waste is known to have been exposed to COVID-19, it should be disposed of in normal trash bags. However, the bags must be securely sealed for the protection of both staff and sanitation workers.”