Recycling on the Road

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Celadon is excited to start an initiative to help reduce waste around the office. Soon, you’ll see green recycling bins everywhere on our campus. All throughout our administrative office, you won’t have to look far to recycle.

We don’t want to stop going green in just Indy, and would like to invite all of our drivers to join in our efforts while out on the road. We know it’s not easy, especially when you’re in a confined space, but recycling while out on the road can make a huge difference in helping to protect and preserve our environment.

Below are a few tips and reasons for why you should consider recycling!

What Exactly Can I Recycle?

The green bins around the office are single stream, meaning you can combine the following all into one bin –

  • Clean metal
  • Cans
  • Broken-down cardboard
  • Cartons
  • Glass
  • Plastics #1-7
  • Paper

Please keep in mind that these items need to be clean. For example, a soda can or bottle will need to be rinsed out, then recycled. Also, we would like to advise you not to recycle any paper that contains sensitive or confidential personal information.

Why Should I Recycle?

It’s no secret that we create waste, and a lot of it. In the United States alone, we throw away enough plastic bottles in a year to circle the Earth four times. A little recycling goes a long way, too – if you recycle just one aluminum can, you save enough energy to run a television or computer for three hours.

How Can I Recycle on the Road?

While not easy, your efforts are definitely worthwhile out on the road. Take a look at some of the tips for recycling on the road below –

  • Take reusable bags with you.
  • Lookout for Krogers, Starbucks, or other stores that recycle.
  • Bring your own coffee mugs and water bottles – bringing your own mugs and bottles will help reduce the amount of plastic cups you throw away.
  • Keep your MPG low – obey the speed limits, plan routes carefully, and monitoring traffic can all help you significantly reduce the amount of fuel you burn.
  • If you’re struggling to find places to recycle, just use your phone and search “local public recycling” to find a location near you.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about our recycling initiative, email [email protected]!

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