PJ Green achieves RecycleOne Business Certification


UTICA — The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority has announced PJ Green, Inc., 100 Whitesboro St., Utica, has obtained the Authority’s RecycleOne Business Certification.

The RecycleOne Business Certification requires an on-site review from Authority staff to verify that specific solid waste management, recycling and energy reduction criteria have been achieved.

This certification is free and available to all businesses located in Oneida and Herkimer counties. Accepted businesses will receive RecycleOne logos, posters, and relevant recycling information. RecycleOne Businesses are featured on the Authority’s website and will be eligible to win the Authority’s annual Recycling Champion Award.

PJ Green is a family-owned and operated printing and mailing firm, in business since 1928. PJ Green started in a home garage and now operates out of a 125,000-square foot facility in Utica along with two other sites, East Syracuse and Albany.

PJ Green has prioritized recycling and waste reduction at their facilities through the following measures:

Over 110 tons of paper recycled annually;

All pallets used to deliver/receive orders are reused or recycled;

Consistent recycling of over 700 pounds of cardboard per week;

Utilizing recycled paper for many printing jobs; and

Installation of new digital inkjet printing presses that reuse all oil and remaining pigment in the press, eliminating hundreds of barrels of hazardous waste annually.

“In our industry, you have to continue to evolve. Our waste reduction and recycling practices have to evolve as well – we want to keep getting better,” says Rick Green, company vice president and co-owner.

“The printing presses we own actually recycle fluids back into the press… eliminating the waste other printers historically produce every day. We will continue to find solutions like this to expand our waste reduction and recycling efforts. Being part of the RecycleOne Business Program will give us opportunities and resources to help us do that,” Green continued.

“PJ Green has always done a great job with recycling and reusing their products and materials. What they have done recently in terms of waste reduction is very impressive, and they should be commended for their efforts. The Authority is happy to see them join the RecycleOne Business team,” says Emily Albright, Authority director of recycling.

For questions or for additional information on the Authority’s RecycleOne Business Certification Program, contact Samantha Brown, recycling coordinator at 315-733-1224. ext. 2800 or go online to www.RecycleOneBusiness.com to download the Business Recycling Program Guide.


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