MDCBDSN supports environmental awareness by encouraging recycling and waste management in its business practices and operating procedures. This support includes a commitment to the purchase, use, and disposal of products and materials in a manner that will best utilize natural resources and minimize any negative impact on the earth's environment.
Special recycling receptacles have been set up to promote the separation and collection of the following recyclable materials at MDCBDSN:
- aluminum cans.
- plastic bottles.
The simple act of placing a piece of paper, can, or bottle in a recycling container is the first step in reducing demand on the earth's limited resources. Success of this program depends on active participation by all of us.
Employees are encouraged to make a commitment to recycle and be a part of this solution.
MDCBDSN encourages reducing and, when possible, eliminating the use of disposable products. Source reduction decreases the consumption of valuable resources through such workplace practices as:
- two-sided photocopying.
- computerized business forms.
- routing slips for reports.
- minimum packaging.
- reusing paper clips, folders, and binders.
- reusing packaging material.
- reusing wooden pallets.
- turning off lights when not in use.
- using energy efficient light bulbs.
- keeping thermostats set at appropriate levels.
Whenever possible, employees of MDCBDSN are encouraged to purchase products for the workplace that contain recycled or easily recyclable materials. Buying recycled products supports recycling and increases the markets for recyclable materials.
By recycling, MDCBDSN is helping to solve trash disposal and control problems facing all of us today. If you have any questions or new ideas and suggestions for the recycling program contact the Department Manager.