Articles & White Papers

  • Achieving ROI with Your Recycling Program
    December 10 2014
    The biggest barrier for implementing an effective recycling program is often the capital investment required. Because recycling programs are often thought of as a “nice to do” rather than a financial investment, they are often not given priority for budget allocation. In reality however, effective recycling programs can generate revenue for an organization and payback the initial investment in as little as 2 years.
  • Divert More Waste From Landfill with the CleanRiver 3C Process
    December 09 2014
    CleanRiver created the 3C process to empower organizations to increase the amount of waste they divert from landfill. It’s a set of best practices that enable you to implement a truly effective recycling program that goes way beyond the bin. The 3Cs stand for Culture, Communication and Collection.
  • Make Money From Your Recycling Program
    October 29 2014
    Your recycling program can be a valuable income generator which improves your bottom line or frees up funding for other sustainability initiatives. Here’s the top 3 ways to generate revenue from your recycling program.
  • Organics Collection - How Saving the Planet Can Save You Money
    October 29 2014
    Organics collection is coming on strong in many parts of the US and Canada - and with good reason. Compostable materials make up a large percentage of waste in landfill and decompose to product methane gas, a leading contributor to global climate change. However, when compostable materials are captured and processed properly, they can be used to help grow crops, revive nutrient deficient land and even to produce power!
  • WHITEPAPER: Recycling Success is Beyond the Bin
    September 11 2014
    In this report we investigate the impact that Culture, Communication and Collection have on the success of a recycling program by implementing one at a local high school and monitoring the diversion and contamination rates.
  • Why Aren't There Standard Colors for Recycling Streams?
    September 11 2014
    It would seem logical in a society that embraces color as a visual cue, that there would be some level of color standardization. After all, we all know that red means stop and green means go. Surprisingly however, there still isn’t a standard to drive visual recognition of where to toss your trash vs your recyclables.
  • Save Money with a Centralized Recycling Program
    September 11 2014
    Many organizations such as Harley Davidson, Brewer Science and Wilfred Laurier University, have implemented centralized recycling and waste programs.
  • Foodservice Packaging Can Ruin Your Recycling Program
    June 17 2014
    Facilities with food courts or cafeterias such as airports, office buildings, educational facilities and stadiums, often find it difficult to maintain a successful recycling program due to high stream contamination and low user adoption.
  • Zero Waste is an Attainable Goal
    June 17 2014
    Zero Waste is a philosophy that takes a whole system approach to the flow of resources and waste through our society. It emphasizes waste prevention at the beginning of the cycle rather than waste management.
  • Save Money on Waste Hauling Fees
    March 31 2014
    Your waste hauling contract is often the last thing on your mind; you have enough to do already! The fact is not many people take the time to really examine the terms of their contract which is a big mistake as you may be missing out some real savings that could impact your bottom line.