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Greening Your Business

Office Recycling
One of the easiest and most impactful things you can do for the environment is recycle. Many businesses recycle office paper, cardboard, pop bottles, water bottles and pop cans. View the Business Recycling page to find out more about collection and disposal options.

Special Event Recycling
The Commission’s iLivehere program loans portable recycling containers to businesses and organizations for special events. The event recycling containers are primarily used to collect bottles and cans. A limited supply of paper recycling containers are available as well. Portable garbage containers are also available for loan. The program is free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced reservations are required. Please contact the Commission’s Education Specialist at 563-468-4218 or through e-mail.

Green Practices and Incentives
Businesses in Davenport can receive storm water credits, meaning a reduction in the storm water fee you pay to the city, by initiating green practices and education. Learn more about stormwater in Davenport.

Iowa DNR Resources

Iowa Department of Economic Development Green Resources

Waste Audits 
Our local Iowa Waste Exchange representative will visit your business to conduct a free, confidential waste audit and more. For more information call Julie Plummer at (563) 336-3319 or e-mail her.

MAKE it YOURS
Businesses can adopt and care for an area in the community in need of maintenance or beautification through the Commission’s/iLivehere’s MAKE it YOURS program. To participate, your business agrees to care for the area at least twice per year and the Commission/iLivehere will provide you with the necessary cleanup supplies and a sign to recognize your efforts. 

Cigarette Butt Litter
Does your business have customers or employees who smoke outside and throw cigarette butts on the ground? The iLivehere program can provide you with portable ash trays to hand out to employees and customers. Call 563-468-4218 for more information.

Calculate your Office Carbon Footprint
The U.S. EPA created this tool for office-based organizations located in the United States to assist offices in making decisions to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their activities. Get started by clicking here.
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