Office Services Division
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and set the example within our industry,
Sterling is launching a comprehensive environmental awareness campaign. We have
taken the following steps:
All of our trucks now use Biodiesel fuel. We average 48,000 gallons of diesel fuel per
year. By switching to Biodiesel we will drastically reduce the amount of hydrocarbon
emitted into the air. This is the most significant step in reducing our carbon footprint.
We are hoping to set an example that other trucking related businesses can follow.
Plastic crates VS cardboard boxes
For the last 15 years, Sterling Office Services has used plastic crates rather than
cardboard boxes for our office and industrial relocations. We estimate during that time
that we have used 810,000 plastic crates rather than 1.2 million cardboard boxes. This
has reduced our carbon footprint by 5.3 million lbs. and saved approximately 18,000
Recycling Project Waste
Sterling Office Services has implemented a new “Green” policy where our job/project
related waste is now being disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
All cardboard boxes and or packaging material waste is brought back to our warehouse
and bundled. These bundles are then sent off to the cardboard recycling center.
Our plastic waste is primarily stretch-wrap used during the relocation process. All used
stretch-wrap is now returned to our warehouse where it is bundled and then sent to the
All metal waste including, modular and free standing furniture as well as caging and
racking, etc. which is not re-usable is brought to the metal yard to be recycled.
Any wood items which are not to be re-used are brought to the recycling center where it
is crushed into pulp to be used as recycled product.
All furniture that is in good enough condition to be re-used is donated to organizations
such as “The Furniture Trust”. These groups will either donate this furniture to nonprofit
organizations or sell it and donate the proceeds.
Computer/Electronic equipment is collected and palletized, then taken to an authorized
recycler. All material is recycled or disposed of correctly. Certificates can be supplied
to any customer proving that all material has been handled appropriately.
Recycling in our office
At our offices in Chelmsford, we continue our recycling effort. We have separate
receptacles for white paper, mixed paper and bottles and cans. We have also installed
energy efficient lighting in our warehouse. We anticipate a major reduction of kilowatt
These programs are only the first step in our commitment to being
environmentally responsible. We are dedicated to investigating any and all
avenues to further reduce our carbon footprint. Our goal is to help our
customers become more Eco-compliant /Green.
“Helping our environment
one move at a time!”