Business and Multi-family

Establishing a recycling program for your business, school or institution is the most important step you can make to reduce your impact on our precious local environment.

Whether you are looking to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic, or metal, DM Recycling can tailor a recycling solution to meet your needs.

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Organics, Commingled or Cardboard Only

DM Recycling offers a wide variety of business recycling services at your business, school or institution. Establishing a recycling program is the most important step you can make to reduce your waste. Whether you are looking to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic or metal, DM Recycling can tailor a recycling solution to meet your needs.

Multi-Family Recycling

Through tenant move-in consultations, waste audits, site investigations, and an expert staff, DM Recycling can customize a waste diversion plan to decrease your multi-family business's disposal costs.

Contact us today to find out how our account representatives can help your multi-family business.


DM Recycling accepts raw food waste that is unprocessed before it gets to the customer. This consists of mainly raw fruits and vegetables.

  • Coffee grounds
  • Fruits
  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Plants & floral
  • Vegetables

Cardboard Only

Does your business generate large amounts of cardboard? The most cost-efficient solution to you may be a Cardboard Only container from DM Recycling.

Available in the container sizes below, the cardboard container accepts any non-food contaminated cardboard. There is no need to remove tape or staples.

Other Recycable Materials

Large busineses or institutions may benefit from using a compactor or larger container size for large amounts of cardboard, yard debris, concrete or other recyclable material with value. Contact a DM Recycling account representative to help you determine what container and service best fits your commercial or multi-family business best.

  • 20 Yard Drop Box
  • 30 Yard Drop Box
  • 50 Yard Drop Box

Drop Box and Compactor Recycle Hauling

Large businesses and institutions may benefit by utilizing a recycling compactor to efficiently remove large amounts of cardboard, yard debris, concrete, or other recyclable material with value. Customers that compact their material will need less hauls per month, resulting in an overall savings on your hauling bill.

Business FAQ

A company of ours offers shredding services to South Puget Sound customers. For mobile shredding to be done at your place of business, visit the website of LeMay Mobile Shredding or call 1-877-898-0112. They are licensed and bonded to shred as you watch.

Washington's FREE, convenient and environmentally responsible electronics recycling program has been operational since January 1, 2009. Products accepted at E-Cycle Washington drop-off sites are: computers, monitors, laptops, tablet computers, televisions, portable DVD players and e-readers.

When containers are lifted from the ground for service, the items inside typically move around quite a bit while falling from the container into the truck. If glass is present in the container, this movement causes the glass to break and spread throughout the other recyclable materials, leading to the contamination of the clean items. To prevent contamination, glass is an unacceptable item in our commingle recycling containers. Glass can still be recycled, and DM Recycling encourages all businesses and multi-family establishments to take their glass products to one of the several glass drop-off sites throughout Pierce County for proper disposal.


Commingled Recycling Cart

By "commingled," we mean "mixed" recycling. DM Recycling provides customers with a 96-gallon commingle carts for your business’s recycling needs. Acceptable materials include office paper, newspaper, phone books, cardboard, plastic bottles, metal cans and more. These wheeled carts eliminate the need for sorting your recyclables, making it that much easier for your organization to participate in the recycling program. We believe recycling is a cooperative endeavor, and we at DM Recycling are committed to service that is responsive, fair, efficient, and effective. We continue to look for new ways to improve quality and cost effectiveness.

Commingled Recycling Container

For businesses with higher volumes of mixed recycling, DM Recycling provides our recycling customers commingle containers for your recycling needs. These containers accept the same material as our commingle recycle carts, but hold a larger quantity of recyclables that allow you to reduce your garbage service by greater amounts. Available in both a 2-cubic and 6-cubic yard style, our recycling containers are clean and attractive and provide an efficient and easy method for customers to participate in a recycling program tailored to best fit their needs.

Because not all items can go into the commingled containers, if you are in doubt, throw it out. Contamination can put employees in danger and ruin the value of the other items and damage the machinery. This is especially true of plastic bags, glass, and Styrofoam.

A few tips to keep recycled materials free from contamination include:

  1. Recyclables should be clean, dry and empty
  2. Rinse containers with water and leave no food residue
  3. Remove plastic lids and caps and throw those items in the trash; labels may remain
  4. Do not bag items except for shredded paper, which goes in a paper bag

Commingled Acceptable Items

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes
  • Mail, magazines, mixed paper & catalogs
  • Metals cans
  • Newspapers & inserts
  • Paper bags
  • Paper milk-style cartons
  • Paper or frozen food boxes
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes  (if grease-free)
  • Plastic bottles (neck smaller than base)
  • Plastic milk jugs
  • Plastic tubs
  • Shredded paper (please put in a paper bag)

Common Commingled Unacceptable Items

  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries
  • Ceramics
  • Chip bags
  • Foil
  • Food-contaminated paper plates & napkins
  • Frozen food bags
  • Glass
  • Glassware
  • Juice boxes
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical waste (needles)
  • Medication (Pill) bottles
  • Metal hangers
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic lids and caps
  • Styrofoam
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