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Recycling & Composting Program

The Recycling & Composting Program at Dominion Towers is one of the most comprehensive programs available. Dominion Towers’ carbon footprint continues to decrease by diverting recyclable materials as well as food, additional paper waste and other items from landfills.

Upon your move into the building you will be provided recycle bins and compost bins for your participation in the program. Small containers may be placed at each individual desk and larger containers are placed in common areas such as kitchens or copy rooms. We ask the small containers be emptied into the large containers. The janitorial company then empties the large containers every evening. Please note that recycling and composting are placed in two separate bins.

Acceptable recyclables that can be mixed all together in one recycling container:

  • Newspaper (including inserts)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Office Paper
  • Mixed Paper
  • Chipboard (Cereal and Tissue Boxes)
  • Brown paper bags
  • Phone Books
  • Plastics (#1-#7)
  • Aluminum
  • Steel or Tin Cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Glass bottles and Jars
  • Aluminum foil
  • Pie tins
  • Detergent Bottles (Tide)
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Magazines
  • Bulk or Junk Mail

To prepare your items to be recycled, please ensure to remove as much of the food residue and liquid as possible. In addition, please make sure there are no plastic bags mixed in with your recyclables.

Acceptable compostables that can be mixed altogether in one composting container:

  • Cardboard (including wax)
  • Coffee Grounds & Filters
  • Compostable Dinnerware
  • Compostable Trash Bags (building supplied)
  • Food Waste
  • Paper Bags
  • Paper napkins/towels
  • Pizza Boxes/Paper Board
  • Plants & Flowers
  • Produce
  • Waxed Paper
  • Wooden Stir Sticks

Here are additional helpful hints when deciding whether or not you can recycle the item:

Plastic - All plastics are acceptable, except plastic bags. Don’t worry about the numbers. Most bottles have a screw on top; these are ok to recycle as well.

Here are some examples of plastic bottles that can be recycled:

  • Soda, water and juice bottles
  • Liquid detergent and other cleaning supply bottles
  • Condiment bottles (ketchup, mustard, etc)
  • Milk jugs and orange juice jugs, paper cartons
  • Shampoo bottles and liquid soap dispensers
  • Peanut butter jars (please rinse out)
  • Clamshell or “to go” plastic containers
  • plastic egg cartons, yogurt containers
  • six pack ring holders
  • plastic tubs
  • plastic plates and silverware (please rinse)
  • Starbucks and other cold coffee drink cups

Plastic Items NOT accepted:

  • No plastic bags
  • Steel - Please make sure any aerosol cans are complete empty. This would include containers such as shaving cream and hairspray cans. Labels are OK.
  • Cardboard - Please ensure to flatten your cardboard. No waxed lined cardboard is accepted in the recycling mix but can be composted.
  • Brown paper bags

Chip or Paperboard - This type of material includes items such as:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Soda carrier boxes
  • Tissue holders
  • Other food boxes such as popcorn or microwave food boxes (not the cooking sleeves)
  • Paper egg cartons are ok
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Newspaper - We accept the entire newspaper including the inserts and ads
  • Office Paper - All types of office paper are accepted. If you can tear it, we can take it. All colors are fine as well. Don’t worry about paperclips, staples, tape and sticky notes. These are all ok in the mix. NO Tyvek (polyethylene fiber) plastic overnight mailing folders.
  • Bulk or Junk Mail - This material is ok as well. Do not worry about any stamps or staples or sticky notes in this material as well. Remember, if you can tear it, throw it in. Again, no Tyvek (polyethylene fiber) plastic overnight mailing folders.
  • Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books - Please DISCARD plastic bags around these items. Everything else is ok.

Electronics Recycling

Hines Management sponsors an electronics recycling event each quarter. For 1 week, tenants are given the opportunity to recycle any electronic items that are no longer needed. A list of acceptable items is emailed to the tenant contact along with a reminder about the event.

Energy Conservation

The building heating and cooling system is designed to provide comfortable temperatures throughout the year. Please note however that a single thermostat will control a relatively large area which may have 10 or more individuals within it, each of whom may like a slightly different temperature. While every effort will be made to make the majority as comfortable as possible, individuals may need to plan their attire accordingly.

In order to allow the building systems to function most efficiently, blinds should be drawn against direct, intense sun exposure. During the summer months, we ask that blinds be drawn before you leave for the weekend as well, in order to minimize heat build-up when the air conditioning is not running.

Lights must be manually turned off in most areas of the building. Please be sure to turn off unnecessary lights during the day and all lights as you leave at night.

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