Just like many other businesses, it’s likely your business generates a fair share of garbage on a weekly basis. Also like other businesses, you’ve got to find a way to get your garbage hauled off in a manner that is safe, environmentally friendly, and of course efficient from both a time and cost perspective. In today’s world, that may mean looking at various options involving commercial waste management. To make this area of your business cost-effective and much easier, here are four key points to keep in mind.
One of the smartest things you can do for your business is to track your trash. This means pinpointing the areas of your business where you are generating the most trash, how much you may be paying to currently have your trash hauled off, and other related factors. Once you put a tracking system in place, you can monitor your progress in reducing your costs and increasing efficiency.
Even if you have always had your local municipality haul away your trash, this may not necessarily be your best option. If your business generates a large amount of trash, you may actually pay less each month if you have it hauled off by professional waste management services. Not only may you save money, but you can also ensure your trash is being disposed of in an environmentally-safe manner.
Should the garbage generated by your business include pathogens, pollutants, or other dangerous items or substances, you would do well to forget about self-service waste collection and instead have this task handled by a private waste management service. If you try to dispose of these types of waste yourself, you run the risk of getting hurt or doing something that could harm others or the environment. If this happens, you could also face steep fines and other penalties.
At your business, do your part to encourage recycling by creating a waste-sorting system that can be easily used by your employees. If you have clearly-marked bins in break rooms and other areas for recyclables and garbage, you can not only do your part to make your business environmentally friendly but also likely reduce the costs associated with waste removal from your business.
Almost always an area where most businesses can make significant improvements, keep these tips in mind as you take a closer look at your company’s garbage. By doing so and implementing only a few changes here and there, your company’s waste management will become much easier and far more affordable.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan