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Four reasons to have a waste management plan

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Published: April 26, 2020

Every business should have a waste management plan. Your waste and recycling plan will be the blueprint for how your business will deal with any by-products it creates. At Solo Resource Recovery, we help businesses from many different sectors to develop a plan for their waste management, and we provide the resources and access to services that you require to put this into practice. If you are not sure if a waste management plan is necessary for you, here are four reasons why you may need one.

First of all, having a waste and recycling management plan can actually save you time. Having a system for disposing of waste which is streamlined and easy to use means that you and your employees will spend less time dealing with rubbish. If they are forced to spend time thinking about which bins different types of waste should be placed in, puzzling over where the liquid waste might go, or squeezing rubbish into over filled bins, this is a waste of their time which is completely avoidable if there was a plan in place to avoid these scenarios. Of course, wasting staff time is equivalent to wasting money – so having a waste management plan can bring productivity savings for your business.

A second reason to get a waste management plan is to save money on your rubbish collection bills by upping your recycling. Depending on the waste type breakdown of your business, it really can be more economical to divert waste which is otherwise being incorrectly disposed of in the general bin, into recycling. If you are not using up your full recycling bin, yet have an overfilled general waste bin at each collection, this is a sign you need to review your waste management procedures.

An increasingly important reason to implement a waste management plan is to articulate and meet the environmental goals of your business. These days, many customers will want to know that they are working with a reputable and environmentally conscious business. At Solo Resource Recovery, we can assist you in putting together a reasonable and realistic waste management plan which will integrate with your business practices. It can be as simple as increasing your recycling, or making some small changes to reduce the amount of waste you produce.

Finally, a waste management plan will ensure you are compliant with all relevant federal, state, and local laws. Small businesses especially can sometimes struggle to understand and meet all requirements. When a small business grows larger, these practices become embedded to the extent that they can become real threats. Auditing your existing practices to check legal compliance is an advisable first step where this may be an issue. From there, we can intervene to create new processes which are easy for you and your staff to follow.

If you are ready to develop a waste management plan, or if you would like further information, feel free to get in touch with us at Solo Resource Recovery. We can be reached by phone on 1300 46 76 56, or you can leave us a message through our website. We offer a full array of waste management services and will be able to assess your needs and recommend the services which would be best suited to you.

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