The word "recycle" is not foreign to Danville Office Equipment.
The business on Main Street has been recycling cardboard for at least three or four years, said its president, Scott Bottoms, and has recycled aluminum cans for about 10 years.
Bottoms said the business started recycling because "it was the right thing to do."
"At the time, I think there was kind of a recycling push in the community," Bottoms said.
"We just knew we had such a huge amount of cardboard and we just hated to see that not recycled."
DOE contracts with M&M Sanitation to collect and deliver its cardboard, which is stored in a Dumpster that compacts the material, to the recycling center at least once a week.
Bottoms said that helps cut down on the amount of trash the business accumulates.
DOE also recycles toner cartridges and has done so for about eight to 10 years, Bottoms said, adding it is "a growing trend in the (office supply) industry."