Hospitality recycling makes good cents. The financial benefits of hospitality recycling are well documented regarding the reduced cost of waste disposal.
Waste removal is typically priced out by the size of the collection containers and the frequency of waste hauling. Active recycling reduces the frequency of waste hauling, with a hotel's potential savings flowing directly to the bottom line.
Five easy steps to recycling sucess!
1. Keep It Simple
The most successful recycling programs make it easy for guests to participate. Locating the recycle bin near the trash bin in the guest room makes recycling easy for guests. Waste/recycle combos which locate both within the same unit ensure consistent placement by housekeeping and help to keep it simple for recycling. Suite Distinction offers combo units for all places and spaces, as well as under-sink options for kitchenettes.
2. Shaped Lids Matter a Hole Lot
The impact of adding a lid with specific holes/cutouts to a recycle bin is astonishing. Not only can these lids increase recycling participation by 34%, but lids also reduce the amount of contaminants (think food) in the recycle stream by 95%. Suite Distinction offers all recycling bins both with and without a lid option.
3. Size Does Matter
Capacity needs change depending on the average guest stay and it's critically important to match waste and recycle capacity to guest needs. Undersized recycle collection results in materials spilling outside of the bin while oversized collection bins waste prime real estate. Suite Distinction offers multiple recycling capacity options for your property's ideal recycle solution:
Standard Recycle Capacity for an average guest stay of 3 days or less
Large Recycle Capacity for an average guest stay of 4-6 days
Suite Recycle Capacity for suites, long-stay guests, and options to opt-out of housekeeping services
Under-sink Recycle Capacity for kitchenettes
4. Message Me
There are unlimited message options to inspire proper guest recycling, and while a common appeal in hospitality is to the environmental impact of recycling, science tells us to reconsider. For greatest recycling success, message your guests about social norms: speak to the great success of your in-room recycling program. This type of messaging can provide a 20% increase in guest participation. Contact Suite Distinction for guest messaging done right!
5. Looking Classy and Not Trashy
Words to live by! Suite Distinction trash/recycle units are beautiful pieces developed for the hospitality industry.
Whether your interior favors faux leather wraps with rich color and elegant texture or warm artisan poly-rattan weave, Suite Distinction offers multiple options to fit your design direction and space requirements. Designed for good-looking presentation and engineered for durability, the Suite Distinction recycle solutions are green lodging leaders!
Green Lodging News customers will benefit from an introductory discount of 10% from our list pricing, VIP service, and an introduction to a wealth of innovative products to enhance your property's environmental messaging to your guests.
Claim your 10% discount by contacting us before October 1, 2021!