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Operational FAQs

Why use a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)?

As a certified WBE, Vangel can help your firm enhance its supply chain diversification and meet its supplier diversity goals without compromising standards and other specifications of the job.

How do you charge for your services?

Vangel offers convenient billing options that meet our clients’ individual needs. We’ll work with you to develop the most cost effective and time efficient option.

Recycling FAQs

How do we start a recycling program?

BEFORE you begin collecting anything, make sure you know what you’ll do with it once it’s collected. Many businesses do not generate the amount of recyclables needed by a commercial recycling company, such as Vangel, for pick-up service. Contact us and we’ll help you determine whether you have sufficient material for pick up and if not, we’ll help you identify other options. Please note that Vangel will provide pick-up service to all data destruction clients at no additional cost but arrangements must be made in advance. If you are an existing Vangel client (recycling or destruction) and would like information on additional services, please contact us.

How does a typical recycling program work?

Save the acceptable types of paper at your desk using a collection system that is easy for you — a folder, a section of a desk organizer or a recycling box. At your convenience empty your personal container into one of the central collection containers, which are usually placed by copiers and/or printer stations. The cleaning service and/or facilities staff is usually responsible for consolidating the material at the dock or loading area for pick up.

How frequent are pick ups?

In order to provide pick-up service free of charge, a location must meet a minimum weight requirement that is determined prior to the program’s kick-off. Initially, most programs begin on an “on call” basis and once a pattern is identified, the program is put on a regular schedule.

How do I request a pick up?

Contact us to provide the number of containers ready for pick up. We exchange containers, allowing us to clean them before sending them back out, rather than dumping them at your facility. Most often we’re there within 24 hours but we appreciate two days advance notice to allow for efficient scheduling.

How often will my box be emptied?

Usually, it is the individual’s responsibility to empty his or her own personal container. Central collection containers located in copy rooms and by printer stations may be emptied once or twice per week in a large office. In a small office, it might only be once per month. If a container in your area needs to be emptied, notify your recycling coordinator, office manager or contact Vangel and we’ll locate the appropriate contact.

How do we know we’re making a difference?

According to the EPA, as the greatest portion of the waste stream, the paper also offers the greatest opportunity for recycling. In 2003, EPA WasteWise business partners recycled more than 476,100 tons of paper and in 2010 an estimated 65 percent of all paper was recycled. This leads to conserving resources, saving energy, stimulating the development of greener technologies and reducing the need for new landfills and incinerators.

What types of paper can be recycled?

Some recycling programs have more flexibility than others. Vangel offers its clients standard guidelines for the types of paper collected for recycling. To avoid contaminating materials that have been collected, when in doubt, throw it out or contact Vangel.

Can we recycle anything other than paper?

Individual organizations determine the types of materials that are collected to be recycled. Check with your recycling coordinator to learn more about the details or contact Vangel and we’ll be happy to help you find the answers.

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Vangel provides secure office recycling services to:

Baltimore, Columbia, Dundalk, Essex, White Marsh, Towson, Hunt Valley, Sparks, Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, and anywhere in between.