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Recycling at Work - Find a Hauler

The first step in starting a recycling program is finding a company to collect your recyclables. Many recycling haulers offer commercial service. They are listed in the Yellow Pages and several government Web sites also list permitted haulers, such as Fairfax County. You should call several haulers before making a decision.

As a rule, haulers need to collect a minimum quantity of material from the locations they serve in order to make it worth their time. Some haulers specialize in collecting specific types of materials; others collect a wide range of materials. Depending on your needs, you may wish to use one or more haulers.

The following are some questions you might want to ask when selecting a hauler.

The Basics

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Customer Service

What can you do if the volume of materials your business generates is too small to be considered for an account? Here are some ideas.

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