Business Services

Programs and Services for Businesses in Putnam County
This page is a resource for businesses, organizations and nonprofits to find answers to recycling and source reduction in the workplace.

• Annual Recycling Survey
Please take a few minutes and complete our survey. Putnam County is conducting this survey to identify the type and amount of recyclables generated within Putnam County during 2023. Information is for summary purposes only; no company’s survey responses will be reported individually. Your response to this survey will help measure Putnam County’s progress toward state-mandated recycling goals and help us provide programs that meet local needs. Your help is greatly appreciated.

• Ohio EPA Materials Marketplace
Does your business have materials it would like to unload, or are you looking for materials that other businesses may have?
The Ohio Materials Marketplace is a FREE online platform allowing businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials.

• Recycle and Compost at Work
Looking to start a workplace recycling or composting program? We have two guides that can help! Find best practices to reduce office waste and recycle at offices and workplace composting. The purpose is to provide information on composting at the workplace. It’s not hard to make composting part of standard business operating procedures but it takes time and planning. Links Below.

• “Do It Yourself” Waste Audit
Learn about your waste stream by conducting a waste audit. A waste audit involves the physical collection, sorting and weighing of a representative sample of your organization’s trash. Depending upon your needs, a waste audit can focus on waste from the entire business or focus on certain areas, such as the cafeteria, manufacturing floor, or certain departments. Links Below.

A waste audit will enable your organization to identify and quantify all the components of the waste stream. This knowledge is necessary to determine what components of the waste stream can be eliminated or reduced, exchanged, reused, sold, recycled, or composted. Knowing or extrapolating the results to determine quantities of items helps to identify not only which methods are best for waste diversion but also the recycling and composting companies best suited to handle the particular waste stream. Links Below.