At The Supply Room, we take our environmental responsibilities seriously. As Virginia’s largest independent office supplies dealer, we sell many products that can wisely be recycled to take the load off Mother Earth. Our office supplies assortment offers a broad spectrum of recyclable products and business supplies through vendor relationships with manufacturers like Allsteel, HON, Marcal, Ampad, Smead, Tops, Proctor and Gamble.
Our internal operations are also geared towards efficient use of resources, and supporting green initiatives wherever possible. Among these initiatives we recycle the following waste internally:
- We generate over 165 tons per year of cardboard from the furniture and office products that we sell. What we do not reuse, we send to a recycling plant in Madison, Virginia.
- We recycle more than two tons of plastic wrap that comes in our shipments along with other plastic packaging.
- Our white paper recycling program for all office staff generates roughly 11 tons that is recycled.
500 tons of wood from a variety of sources such as pallets, shipping material and used furniture is recycled.
- The Supply Room sends 18 tons of scrap metal annually to a recycler in our hometown of Ashland, Virginia, for disposal. This includes leftover material from orders, damaged metal products, computers, old metal assets, handling equipment, etc.
Annually, The Supply Room recycles approximately 700 tons of waste that would normally be sent to a landfill.