Carefully planning the recycling and waste management produced by your business is a huge task. It involves scientific knowledge and logistical planning and understanding so that your impact on the planet and the cost-effectiveness of your waste management processes are minimised. Getting your waste management processes down properly is especially important if you have a warehouse facility that deals with a lot of waste on a daily basis.
Garbage disposal and waste collection play a crucial role in the sustainability drive and global cleanliness, and people’s health is a responsibility of each and every one of us. For that reason, look to invest in waste management tools and equipment for your facility, so that your employees have an easier time managing the waste you accumulate on a daily basis.
But a traditional trash container that needs to be emptied on a regular basis no longer compliments the environmental and economic goals of most serious businesses. For this very reason, you need to implement the right processes, besides getting the right waste management tools and equipment.
Like briefly aforementioned, recycling is the most important waste management process. Many materials can be recycled and reused for additional revenue, including plastics, PET, cardboard, aluminium, textiles, tyres, and paper. If you’re not recycling these materials, you’re losing money. Not only do you pay the extra costs of hauling them away, but you’re also not receiving the revenue that you would from recycling them. Rest assured, someone else is recycling these materials after you leave them.
Once you’ve sorted out all the recyclable materials, you should consider the type, location, and quantity of your remaining waste. The most financially reasonable and environmentally friendly solution to managing unrecyclable waste is compaction. There are special outdoor compactors that can handle most types of waste, including liquid waste.
Even though a compactor might be quite expensive, the return on investment is almost immediate, due to the fewer hauling costs and the increased labour efficiency. Additionally, compacted waste takes up significantly less space and helps your business by eliminating odour and pest control.
Managing your waste properly is not only beneficial for the environment and your finances, but also for the health of your employees, which is arguably the largest benefit. Improper handling of waste can result in serious medical conditions, which can impact the amount of leave that your employees need to take. Additionally, you open yourself to the risk of getting sued by employees who have health problems as a result of improper waste.