Business owners who are able to change their perception of waste and view it as a resource rather than an obstacle will generally find it far easier to find ways to reduce the impact and cost of the waste they produce. In fact, with the right approach it is surprising how many business owners find they are able to turn it around and open up an additional income opportunity through an effective waste collection service.
Dealing with waste inefficiently is not cost effective. Shockingly, it is not unusual for companies to be spending between 5 to 10% of their annual turnover just on waste disposal, so it is easy to appreciate just how much money can potentially be saved, simply by planning and implementing an efficient waste management strategy.
The percentages above may sound high, but making an accurate of the true cost of your waste is not as straightforward as concentrating on the items you throw away and calculating your monthly or annual waste disposal fees. To get a true picture, you must also factor in other elements, for example the cost of wasted energy, water and labour.
ASSESSING YOUR WASTE
If your business currently produces and discards large volumes of waste materials including glass, metals, plastics, paper and cardboard, it would be wise to get in touch with a company who specialise in recycling. They will be able to assist you with making a professional assessment, by determining the monthly volume of each type of waste and identifying the most cost effective way to deal with this recyclable waste material.
A professional assessment will examine the most convenient and cost effective methods for your businesses waste to be collected, stored and marketed, so that a strategy can be designed to meet the needs of your business.
Following this professional assessment, your new waste management strategy may involve the need to have designated containers for the separation and collection of waste, or perhaps commercial compactors and balers on site. All employees will need to have be trained on the all new procedures so that everyone understands exactly what is expected of them and can operate equipment safely.
INDEPENDENT WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
Using the services of an independent waste collection service ensures takes the headache out of dealing with your waste and leaves you to concentrate on the day-to-day running of your business. With this type of professional service, you can relax in the knowledge that your company is complying will all relevant legislation relating to your business and its waste.
If you are able to save time and money through taking a different approach to your waste management and seeking professional advice, you will soon reap the benefits of any changes that are implemented.