Buzz Raley, President and CEO of T3 Office Recycling Solutions, was recently interviewed by Business Innovators Magazine about how his company helps businesses and other organizations recycle surplus supplies and at the same time generate new sources of revenue. T3, which is based in Rancho Cordova, California, has a focus on collecting, and then putting into reuse, surplus new and used printer supplies, data storage media, and consumable printer parts and other materials.
When asked how organizations end up with stocks of surplus supplies, Raley stated, “Technology changes so quickly these days and supplies are not always efficiently managed, especially when fleets of equipment are being refreshed. Printer fleet refreshes are a good example of a cause of excess materials. Typically what we have seen is, that as printer fleets are updated, the organizations were just sitting on the supplies for the old printers and were doing nothing. They would leave them in their storage closet or on pallets, depending on the size of the organization, when they do these switch-outs. Then eventually they would just purge them and scrap them. Excess stock can also be generated due to liquidations and bankruptcies.”
He continued, “Now, when we reach out to government agencies and private sector businesses, we try to educate them on the value of our program, letting them know that this can create a revenue stream that didn’t previously exist in their facilities. With our program, not only are they receiving financial incentives, they are keeping usable materials out of landfills.”
Raley also discussed T3’s Full Circle Solution Program, where the company provides advice on how customers can incorporate recycling programs into their day-to-day work cycle, staying on top of supplies inventory as change happens. Depending on the organization, it can be a weekly, monthly or quarterly review and purging process. As long as personnel are educated on what to watch for, and they get everybody on the same page within the organization, then it’s a steady stream that happens for them which can turn a one-time event into an ongoing process once the program is implemented.
T3 Office Recycling Solutions is California’s leading recycler of new and used toner cartridge, ink cartridge and data storage media supplies. The company works with private businesses, educational institutions, state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations to develop customized revenue-generating and environmentally-friendly recycling solutions. T3 is certified under the Responsible Recycling (R2:2013) and the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems international standards. The company is certified in California as a Small Business (No. 30811). The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors named T3 The Sustainable Business of the Year in 2013.
For more information about T3 Office Recycling Solutions, visit http://www.T3RS.com.
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