Sterling Office and Commercial Moving Services, Chelmsford, MA

Sterling’s Green Initiatives

By making these environmentally focused practices part of our day-to-day activities, we are working locally to act as a model for reuse, recycling, and safe disposal, As new and better methods evolve, we look to include those and grow our initiatives. Our goal is to play our part in addressing the larger issues we face on a global scale, while being a good corporate citizen in the area we do business.

The waste hierarchy is a set of globally recognized priorities for the efficient use of resources. It sets out a positioning of options for managing waste in terms of what is best for the environment. While we have actively recycled in our office, and enacted energy efficiencies within our facility for many years, because of our industry, Sterling is well placed to implement programs that address specific levels within this established hierarchy.

The waste heirarchy helps structure Sterling’s Green Initiatives

Prevention

Plastic Crates Replacing Cardboard Boxes

For the last 25 years, we have used plastic crates rather then cardboard boxes for many of our relocations. We estimate during that time we have used over 1 million plastic crates rather than 1.5 million cardboard boxes. This has reduced our carbon footprint by 6.62 million lbs and saved approximately 23,000 trees.

Reuse

Furniture

Furniture that is in good, re-usable condition is donated to organizations such as “The Furniture Trust” and the “Restore”. this includes both wooden furnishings as well as metal shelving, caging, and racking. These groups either donate this furniture to non profit organizations or sell it and use the proceeds for non-profit work, community based projects.

Furniture

Furniture that is in good, re-usable condition is donated to organizations such as “The Furniture Trust” and the “Restore”. this includes both wooden furnishings as well as metal shelving, caging, and racking. These groups either donate this furniture to non profit organizations or sell it and use the proceeds for non-profit work, community based projects.

Recycle

Computer and electronics recycling

The equipment is taken to an authorized recycling center. Certificates can be supplied to a customer proving that all materials were handled appropriately.

recycling wood to make new products

Wood

Any wood items which are not reusable are brought to the recycling center where it is crushed into pulp to be used to make new products.

paper recycling - cardboard and packaging material used during the relocation process are all recycled.

Cardboard boxes, packaging material waste, and plastic wrap used during the relocation process are all recycled. They are returned to our warehouse to be bundled and sent to recycling facilities.

All metal items which are not reusable are brought to a metal recycling facility to be recycled.

Metals

All metal items which are not reusable are brought to a metal recycling facility to be recycled.

The equipment is taken to an authorized recycling center. Certificates can be supplied to a customer proving that all materials were handled appropriately.

Any wood items which are not reusable are brought to the recycling center where it is crushed into pulp to be used to make new products.

Cardboard boxes, packaging material waste, and plastic wrap used during the relocation process are all recycled. They are returned to our warehouse to be bundled and sent to recycling facilities.

All metal items which are not reusable are brought to a metal recycling facility to be recycled.

“… it is becoming increasingly clear that the strategy of environmental exploitation that characterized the 20th century is reaching the end of its natural life… if we want a high quality of life for ourselves and future generations … we cannot continue to degrade the quality of the natural systems of which we are a part.”

– Carl Frankel

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Sterling serves all New England: New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont

Please contact us if you have any questions, would like to request a quote, or schedule a consultation. We are open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

Sterling Office Services Division
Tel: 978-322-2518
Email: info@sterlingmail.com

Address
20 Industrial Ave, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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