With nearly 1 million extra tons of garbage per week going to landfill between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, consider options to reduce commercial waste and increase waste diversion during this time of year. We’ve compiled a list of the most common holiday items and tips on how to prevent them from ending up in the waste stream.


Sustainable practices your business can implement:

Consider a compost program to recycle food waste or plan to donate food for reuse as food consumption and gatherings are more frequent.

Hold a donation drive for gently used decorations and donate them to a creative reuse store.

Educate employees and staff with directional signage to ensure material is properly disposed of, such as food, paper, glass, or other recyclable material.

Compost seasonal landscaping like fresh greenery and trees or donate it to be turned into mulch.

Encourage using reusable products such as mugs, water bottles, and totes.

Recycle batteries and universal waste, like light bulbs, light strings, and e-waste.

Contact RTS for more information and let us assist you in ensuring a less wasteful holiday season.

Talk to a sustainability professional.