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How to reduce waste management expenses for your business

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Published: April 12, 2020

Every business, no matter how large or small, needs a clear path for how they will manage the waste that they produce as a result of their activities. At Solo Resource Recovery, we work with businesses of any size to develop waste management solutions which are convenient and efficient. Give us a call to discuss what options we can offer you. In the meantime, here are several ways you can make savings on how you dispose of waste products.

The first consideration is if you are directing your waste to the proper channels. You likely have large amounts of paper and cardboard waste – regardless of your business. If you are mistakenly disposing of this to landfill, you could be throwing money into the bin. Conserve space in your mixed waste bin by ensuring all recyclables go into the correct bin. This principle applies to other types of waste, too. For example, if you have medical waste which is disposed of in a special collection, but you are placing other kinds of rubbish into the medical waste bin, you end up paying more than you need to. It is common for employees to place rubbish into the incorrect bin because it is the only one within easy reach – so make it easy for them to use the right bin. Having small general waste bins and recycling bins in every room of your business will go a long way to optimising this process.

Another option to reduce waste costs is to ensure that you are not having excess waste collections. Review how much of your bin space you actually use. If there is plenty of spare space available on collection day, and this is happening consistently, you could consider getting smaller bins or reducing the frequency. Now, only take this step if you are very sure that you do not actually need the bin space. There is nothing worse than realising that you need to hold on to rubbish until the next collection date, because it does not fit in your bin.

Finally, consider if a waste product of your business may actually be valuable to another business. This is a possibility whether you work in manufacturing, food service, or even a regular office. Think about the main types of waste that you produce, and see if there is a way to give it or even sell it to another company. This reduces costs in waste disposal, and may even net you some extra income.

It is always a good idea to get in touch with your friendly waste management service, Solo Resource Recovery, to check if you are getting the best deal possible. If you have other waste service needs such as document destruction or medical waste disposal, you can bundle these together with your other needs at Solo Resource Recovery. We are able to offer a complete selection of solutions for the betterment of your business and its waste disposal requirements.

Give us a call at Solo Resource Recovery to find out how we can assist your business in optimal waste management. We can be reached on the phone on 1300 46 76 56, or you can leave us a message through our website and we will get in contact with you to follow up.

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