What Can My Industrial Business Recycle?

Businesses have a lot of responsibilities, and one of their greatest responsibilities is to this beautiful planet we all call home.

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Businesses have a lot of responsibilities, and one of their greatest responsibilities is to this beautiful planet we all call home. Large and small businesses produce a lot of waste, and anything they can do to reduce their carbon footprint is great for the country and the planet.

Many companies would like to play a larger role in keeping our planet clean and fighting climate change. Indeed, a big reason for a lot of the waste they produce is they’re unaware of the industrial materials they can recycle. We’re with you in the effort to keep our planet clean, and in this brief article, we’ve listed some industrial materials you can recycle and reuse.

Scrap Metal


Metal is one of the most valuable resources on the planet. Indeed, there are many different types of metal, and they all have varying values and purposes, but you can recycle all of them.

Let’s say you own a factory and you have a lift truck with forks that need replacing. You can recycle those old blades rather than throw them in the landfill. In fact, you can recycle all of your metal equipment and accessories, from order pickers and forklift forks to dollies and pallet jacks. As you can see, lift truck fork replacement doesn’t have to amount to waste. So, the next time your company gets new equipment, think twice before simply throwing out the old.

Cooking Oil

Restaurants are among the biggest producers of recyclable waste. You already know old veggies can serve as compost and fertilizer, and many farmers cherish them. However, did you know that you can also recycle your old grease?

Oregon Oils, a biodiesel recycling company in Portland, OR, is dedicated to creating renewable energy by converting cooking oil into biodiesel fuel. Biodiesel is not only renewable but also burns and is cleaner than ethanol and gas. When you consider the importance of fuel, recycling cooking oil to make biodiesel gives new meaning to the phrase, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Cardboard and Paper


Even though we’ve replaced paper for many uses, industrial companies still consume a lot of paper and cardboard. Indeed, they have paper and cardboard from the shipments they bring in and the products they order. Recycling your old paper and cardboard could help mitigate climate change and help save the rainforests. We’re not saying that your company alone can save the Amazon Forest, but every little bit helps.


Tires are a great danger to the environment. They’re made of synthetic materials that are harmful to the planet as the tires wear down over time. That’s why you shouldn’t dump them in landfills. When you recycle them, they can become roads, playground equipment, and more tires.



Pallets break all the time and hold little to no value when they do. It’s tempting to throw them out and get them out of the way, as they are a tripping hazard. However, those pallets can be reused to make new pallets, saving trees, floor space, and money for your company.

We might dream of life on distant planets and colonizing Mars, but Earth is the only planet we know of that’s perfectly suited to support life as we know it. That means we must do everything in our power to keep our planet healthy, and it’s up to the local businesses and large corporations to lead the effort to save Mother Earth.

Some of the things industrial companies can recycle and reuse are scrap metal from broken-down forklifts and other industrial trucks, paper products (including cardboard), tires, pallets, and even cooking grease (which can be converted to fuel). The world is looking to the United States for answers to climate change, and we’re looking to our industrial companies to lead the efforts.