Vangel is Baltimore’s leading office recycling and electronics recycling provider. We help businesses reduce their waste disposal costs with convenient, environmentally-responsible recycling services.
HERE’S HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT:
SOURCE SEPARATION, NOT SINGLE STREAM
Placing your paper into a different container from your bottles and cans is the more environmentally responsible choice. This prevents cross-contamination, where paper ends up at the metals plant and plastic ends up at the paper plant. In addition, the broken glass embeds in the paper creating serious problems for paper mills. As a result, much of the single stream recyclables are shipped overseas where it is sorted by cheaper labor and made into recycled content products that are shipped back to U.S. They reduce their reliance on virgin raw materials and their energy consumption, we don’t. We’re developing their “green economy,” not ours. Trash haulers found they could achieve greater route efficiency and reduce labor costs if all recyclables were placed into one container for residential curbside pickups. At Vangel, we’ve always picked up everything at the same time. It makes sense right? We just ask that you keep it in two separate containers. With the decline in newspaper and magazine print circulation, there’s less paper coming from residential curbside programs, so trash haulers have targeted office programs, which have always had cleaner recyclables to begin with.
TAILORED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
We start with a brief questionnaire to determine the type and quantity of potentially recoverable materials and frequency of pickup and container options. Next a site survey is scheduled, from which a detailed plan is developed. We’re not a one-truck operator nor are we a huge international conglomerate with a “one-size fits all” approach.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MULTI-TENANT BUILDINGS
Many of our customers are multi-tenant buildings, including shared medical office complexes. If you are a small business in a multi-tenant building, we work with property management companies to offer services to all tenants for an economically and environmentally sustainable program.
CUSTOMIZED SERVICES AND SCHEDULES FOR EACH CUSTOMER
No one size fits all with us. We customize the services, schedules and fee structures for each and every one of our customers, to ensure that their exact needs are met in the best possible way.
LOCALLY OWNED AND MANAGED
Vangel is locally owned and managed and is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). Vangel offers customized recycling solutions for large and mid-size businesses.