In keeping with our commitment to environmental sustainability, One South Dearborn has adopted a proactive recycling and waste management program per guidelines approved by LEED. The goal of our recycling program is to provide a user-friendly system that maximizes both the quality and quantity of the recyclable material collected from tenant quarters. A partnership consisting of building personnel and tenants is required in order for the program to be successful.
Tenant quarters will be outfitted with a variety of containers and color coded bags to assist in the collection and separation of recyclables (green, blue and black). All trash and recycling containers will be emptied nightly. Please promote the following practices in your work areas.
ALL UNSORTED RECYCLABLES: Green Bags
Bins with green bags will be located in kitchens and break areas for bottle and can recycling. Typical recyclables appropriate for bins with green bags include:
- Aluminum Cans
- Plastic Bottles
- Glass Bottles
- Steel Cans
COPIER/PRINTER PAPER RECYCLING: Clear Bags/Blue Recycle Bins
For paper recycling, bins with clear bags are located in copy rooms and production areas, where as blue recycle bins are located in each office and workstation. Please note that food waste and unclean (“contaminated”) recyclables should not be placed in these bins. These bins are for the collection of:
- Office and Colored Paper
- Letterhead and Glossy Paper
- Newspapers and Magazines
- Flyers and Junk Mail
- Plain, Window, or Manila Envelopes
- Cardboard and Telephone Book
Tenants looking to dispose of small packages and boxes should mark them with orange “Throw Away” stickers, which can be found on each floor in the freight elevator lobby. This system helps janitorial staff avoid misunderstandings.
Battery recycling tubes can be requested from the Management Office. Please place used batteries in the designated battery recycling tube for disposal. All batteries should be tapped at the end terminal. The Management Office will provide a sign with tape to remind employees to tape the terminals. Once the tube is full, please contact the Management Office in order to properly recycle batteries.
INK/TONER RECYCLING: Printer Cartridges, Ink, and Copier Toner Only
Tenants looking to dispose of ink and toner for recycling should mark them with a green “Printer Cartridge Please Recycle” sticker. These stickers can be requested from the Management Office. Placing a green sticker on ink or toner will communicate the proper information to the night cleaning staff, to process for recycling.
If you would like to recycle electronics, please contact the Management Office. We will arrange to remove all unwanted electronic waste to be processed for recycling.
WET WASTE AND NON-RECYCLABLES: Black Bags
Bins with black bags are located in pantries, offices, workstations, dining rooms and break areas. These bins are for the collection of food products, wet waste and non-recyclable office supplies and equipment. If the office equipment or supplies are too large for the black bag container, please request a dumpster from the Management Office to assist in removal.