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December 4, 2019

The Stanley Achieves RecycleOne Business Certification

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (Authority) is pleased to announce that The Stanley, located at 261 Genesee Street in Utica, has obtained the Authority’s RecycleOne Business Certification.

The RecycleOne Business Certification requires an on-site review from Authority staff to verify that specific solid waste management, recycling and energy reduction criteria have been achieved. If the criteria have been achieved, the Authority will issue the facility or business an official RecycleOne Business Certification.

This certification is free and available to businesses located in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. Accepted businesses will receive RecycleOne logos, will be featured as a RecycleOne Business on the Authority website and will be eligible to win the Authority’s annual Recycling Champion Award.

Since its opening in 1928, The Stanley has remained a significant Utica landmark. The theater has strong ties to the local community, hosting world renowned singers, songwriters and comedians, while also championing local musicians, artists, speakers and festivals. The Stanley recently welcomed a new Executive Director, Lisa Wilsey.

Wilsey has overseen the design of a new logo, streamlined the theater’s public and private/office spaces and worked to re-vamp the recycling program. The environmental and recycling efforts leading to this certification at The Stanley include: 

  • Weekly recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, and glass
  • Separate containers set out to collect playbills for recycling after performances
  • Collection and donation of 5 cent redeemable bottles and cans
  • Replacing old lightbulbs with energy efficient LED versions
  • Donation and refurbishment of office furniture

“There are exciting changes developing at The Stanley, but something that hasn’t changed is the theater’s strong connection to this area,” says Wilsey. “We are excited to partner with the Authority’s RecycleOne Business Program to improve our recycling rate, because it allows us to make a direct and positive impact right here in Oneida and Herkimer Counties,” she continued.

“The Stanley draws both residents and visitors through its doors. Having a strong recycling system at the theater shows that this community is dedicated to recycling and reducing waste. The Authority is happy to see The Stanley become a RecycleOne Certified Business. They are very deserving of this certification,” says Emily Albright, Authority Director of Recycling.

Recycling in the workplace not only helps the environment, but it can be economically advantageous by allowing for lower costs for waste removal and providing possible revenue from marketing recyclables. The program also encourages social responsibility, positive public response and sustainability.

For more information, or to get YOUR business certified, please contact Emily Albright at (315) 733-1224 ext. 1600 or visit to download the RecycleOne Business Recycling Program Guide.