Reuse, Recycle, Return
We have named our system ‘Reuse, Recycle, Return’ . We have adopted a pro-active internal policy of supporting a cleaner work and community environment for the benefit of both our staff and our clients.
Within the office, each employee has a blue bin for the recycling of stationary and other paper items. We also make use of these bins for recycling of plastic and glass. We make every effort to reuse file folders and the backside of all documents in a file. Within the office, we also return empty printer and toner cartridges for recycling. This has been a great help also with funding of local charities.
Appraisals, inspection reports, realtor reports, legal documents etc. are requested from our suppliers in e-mail format and saved electronically to reduce paper use. Our clients are sent copies of data from the employee file via e-mail as well. If clients wish they can submit payments to us electronically which we feel is also a benefit to the environment.
It’s our policy that whenever office items such as lights, computers or appliances are not in use, turn them off and unplug them. When it is time to purchase a new piece of equipment for the office, we purchase Energy Star models.
Our records management department makes use of shredding paperwork and documents for recycling.