Six Handy Steps: How To Lower Your Business Waste Disposal Costs

How To Lower Your Business Waste Disposal Costs

Your commercial waste management can easily mount up to an unreasonably high cost without you noticing. If you pay little or no attention to why you’re paying so much, you could be missing out on some significant opportunities of saving time and money. Thankfully, lowering your business waste disposal costs isn’t too difficult. The key lies in finding out what waste your business produces and determining what changes you can make to your waste management collection service.

Did you know that, without a clear and concise waste management plan, your waste disposal prices could end up rising by 3-4% each year? In fact, landfill tax has risen to £94.14 / per tonne since April 2020. That’s a hefty price you don’t need to be forking out for. Fortunately, there are some useful improvements you can continue to make to lower your commercial waste collection costs as much as possible.

Whether it’s a long-term alteration in your waste management strategy or even a quick-fix short-term investment, we here at Better Waste can help you take the right steps towards reducing your business disposal costs. As a waste management company, we have the passion and the expert knowledge in providing you with better waste solutions to save you on waste management costs. It starts with fully understanding your business needs and knowing what waste plan is right for you.

Here’s our six important steps in managing your commercial waste more efficiently in order to make big financial saves. Plus, we will explain how Betterwaste can provide you with the cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions you need. Listen up!

Step 1. Assess Your Waste

First things first: Start by assessing the sources of your waste. Determine exactly what your waste is and where it’s coming from. What types of waste are being disposed of most? What department is producing the most waste and why? Open your eyes to what items and materials are being thrown out by making your entire waste system open and transparent. Leave no stone left unturned. After gaining an insight into what waste is being disposed of, you can then start to understand what changes can be made and if there’s any waste that can be eliminated.

Avoid needless commercial waste collection prices by also reviewing your waste levels - check how full containers are at the times of collection and see if there’s any patterns. If they’re not regularly full at maximum capacity then there may be an opportunity to:

  • Reduce the size of your bin containers.
  • Reduce the number of bin containers you use.
  • Reduce the frequency of your bin container collection.

Step 2. Maximise Your Recycling

The next step is to categorise and segregate your waste and your recycling wherever possible. Ask yourself, “How much of this waste can be recycled?” If your resources are significantly non-recyclable, consider investing elsewhere. Making small changes like swapping the water dispenser’s disposable cups for reusable ones can make a big difference.

By maximising your recycling, you can pat yourself on the back for boosting your green sustainability - plus, nowadays there are more and more ways you can turn your recycling into revenue. Assess the worth of your recycling streams and you may reap the rewards in ways you never expected.

Step 3. Reduce Your Waste Volume

After determining the difference between your waste and recycling, it’s now time to look at the volume of your waste. If your containers are getting unnecessarily packed with bulky items and sizable materials, you may want to invest in practical machines such as a baler or a shredder.

Compacting your recyclable cardboard or plastic with a baler will significantly minimise the volume of your waste bundles and a shredder is ideal for reducing paper resources - that’s if you haven’t already switched to paperless processes to save on unnecessary waste. Avoid overloading and stuffing your bins and you’ll avoid unnecessary waste disposal prices.

Step 4. Educate Your Staff Team

Now it’s time to teach what you’ve learned about your waste to your staff team. The managerial decisions made can now be used to educate your staff on the importance of reducing waste production. Train them on implementing the new rules and regulations and set goals for reducing internal waste too. You could make recycling compulsory in staff areas and encourage the adoption of eco-friendly behaviours. Simply making them aware of the issues can motivate change.

Step 5. Review Your Waste Contract

The last two steps are when we here at Better Waste can come to the rescue. The truth is, it may be time to review your waste contract and find out more about the existing waste management plan you have. Does it still meet your needs? Are you paying for needless services? Or are there any additional/alternative services you require?

Betterwaste can assess what type of service is right for you and calculate whether it's still the most suitable and cheapest. Each business has its own unique needs, so we will never assume that what you’ve already been sold is right for you - instead, we will help you gain some clarity in exactly what you require.

Step 6. Make Any Necessary Changes

By opening up negotiations with your current contractor, they may be able to propose suitable alternatives. However, if they cannot provide you with the right plan, we can help source a contractor elsewhere stress-free.

Speak to our honest customer service team today and get a free business waste quote. We will compare prices and services from over 100 of our licensed suppliers located up and down the country and we never stop at finding the best waste management strategy for you.

Waste management costs do not need to be excessive, so take our six easy steps in bettering your plan. By assessing the commercial waste you produce and understanding how your waste levels can be reduced across your current strategy, your commercial waste collection prices can be significantly lowered to a fairer fee.

Betterwaste never wants you to pay anything you don’t need to for your business waste disposal costs - so it’s time to gain full control of your waste management plan together.

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