5 Ways To Reduce Your Commercial Waste Costs
Running a business can be hugely costly, and so it’s important that those costs are kept to a minimum. One of the biggest expenses that companies face is the management and disposal of waste. It can be difficult to keep costs down if you manage a business that generates a considerable amount of waste, and so in these cases, it would be better to keep that waste to an absolute minimum. If you reduce waste and take other factors into consideration also, you’ll be able to lower costs in no time, and here’s how to do it.
Throw less away
This can be problematic if your industry is known for generating large amounts of waste, however, the amount you throw away can still be reduced, regardless of the volume produced. In order for this to be successful, there are a number of things you should consider:
- The major sources of waste
- The amount of packaging that comes with different products
- Implementing a waste management process, if you don’t already have one
- Find out where the majority of waste is being generated
By identifying the main sources of waste generation, you can make changes to that specific area of your business, such as reusing materials or refraining from using as much in the first place. Perhaps have an incentive or a reward for the employee who produces the least amount of waste a month or choose a supplier who uses less packaging.
There will always be areas where the amount of waste generated could be cut down, so it’s important to quickly identify them and implement changes to reduce the amount of waste your company produces as a whole.
Donate and reuse
Donating or reusing materials can help to reduce commercial waste costs, particularly if a third party can come and collect the materials themselves. There are many businesses who have arrangements with local charities where they donate food or clothing. Reusing certain materials within your business will also reduce the amount of waste you generate, meaning you’ll only need to pay for a midi skip as opposed to a 12 yard skip to dispose of your unwanted waste materials.
Aim to get the best prices
When it comes to hiring a waste management company, it’s essential to get several quotes from around the area, ensuring you’re getting the best deal possible when it comes to waste disposal.
However, it’s important to note that a waste management company who offers an exceptionally low price may not be entirely reputable, meaning your waste could end up being fly-tipped on private land. If the waste is traced back to your business, you could be landed with huge fines and possibly go to prison. You must conduct the right checks and consider a reasonable price as opposed to a ridiculously cheap one.
Checks to conduct when hiring a waste management company
- Have a browse through their website
- Read reviews online
- Go and visit the premises
- Is the waste carrier registered?
- If a mobile number is the only point of contact, then avoid this company
- If they offer a price which is either exceptionally low or high, then avoid them
- If their waste management solution is a man in a van, avoid them
The importance of hiring a reputable waste management company
- You could risk being prosecuted for fly-tipping
- You’ll have peace of mind that your waste is disposed of responsibly
- Waste will be removed in an efficient, timely manner
- You will always receive excellent service
- A cost assessment will be conducted to give you a fair and reasonable price
Recycle where possible
If the majority of the waste you generate goes to landfill, then it’s important that you recycle as much as possible. Here at Reston Waste, we aim to recycle 100% of the waste we collect, so you can count on the quick, efficient and responsible disposal of your waste every single time. We have a specialist waste transfer and recovery facility dedicated to the sustainable disposal of as much waste material as possible – take the Google tour!
Audit your facility
Appoint an employee to monitor the amount of waste that is disposed of. This can even include encouraging peers to use the recycling bins or showing them how certain materials and products can be reused as opposed to being thrown away. Implementing change can be highly beneficial, only it needs to be initiated, monitored and supported by your employees for the new system to work and for you to start reaping the financial benefits.
Here at Reston Waste, we’re able to provide professional waste management solutions for commercial settings. Whether you’re in need of specialist waste removal services or prompt, reliable commercial skip hire, Reston Waste will have you covered. We also aim to recycle 100% of the waste we collect, giving our customers peace of mind that your waste material will be disposed of in a responsible, sustainable manner. For more information about how we can help you, get in touch with a member of our team today – we operate throughout Wimbledon and the surrounding areas.