10 Tips to Reduce and Recycle Waste for Bars & Restaurants



Understanding The Market

In 2019, Mundea conducted a city-wide questionnaire to see how waste management and waste diversion programs can be improved for businesses in the City of Baltimore.

The responses to the survey indicated that the incumbent waste management companies a) are often inconsistent, b) lack clear communication, and c) provide limited options to recycle and compost.

At the same time, businesses indicated that they want to go green by recycling and composting their waste.

Since then, Mundea has developed an integrated waste management model that allows bars and restaurants to optimize their waste stream, resulting in vast savings, cleaner trash area and a more environmentally friendly place to work at.

Below, you will find a list of 10 Easy Steps that a bar or restaurant can take to reduce and recycle their waste:

  1. Reduce: No more plastic cups
  2. Reduce: No more plastic straws
  3. Reduce: No more beer bottles; serve draft beer instead
  4. Recycle cardboard
  5. Recycle glass, such as beer- and wine bottles
  6. Recycle aluminum cans
  7. Recycle PET plastics such as plastic bottles
  8. Recycle oyster shells, if applicable
  9. Compost food- and organic waste
  10. Donate edible, left-over food to the food bank
Waste Management for Trash, Recycling and Compost

In 2019, Mundea started helping businesses in Fell’s Point save money on their waste management bill. For businesses that indicate interested to divert waste, Mundea implemented waste diversion programs such as recycling, composting and donating food to the Maryland Food Bank.

Realized Savings

Participating businesses reported average savings of $2,000 per year, improved service levels and/or enhanced waste diversion.

Mundea is a local company, which means that jobs and money are kept local and stay within the local community.

Blog Posts

In the upcoming blog posts, we will add Case Studies on how businesses have set up their trash, recycling and/or compost program.

We will also provide information on what is recyclable, what is compostable and how to set up a trash area.

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