The value of commercial recyclables is heavily dependant on the location of the material. What may be a highly valuable recycling commodity, if delivered, might incur an expense if pickup service is needed. Freight can be costly and is an important consideration when designing a business recycling and sustainability program.
The value of commercial recycling rebates as it relates to location can further be impacted by the bulk density and volume. The heavier the payload, the less impact that transportation costs will impact the overall net recovered value. The heavier the recycled material, the less costly the freight. Proper recycling equipment and loading pattern are critical to success.