Does your business produce waste, but you’re not sure what the best size skip or waste bin you need to manage it? Choosing the wrong size or waste type can cost your business money, so it’s always best to do your research and have the right information to hand about what waste your business is producing.
When starting a business, waste management isn’t always the first priority, but it is an additional cost to your business that needs to be considered. Although some businesses may be able to claim a council bin, most businesses will need to register with their local waste management company to get the bins and skips they need.
There are different skips and wheelie bins for different waste types, for example, plastic, cardboard and food waste. If the wrong type or size is ordered, you may be charged for overfilling or putting the wrong rubbish into it. You can even end up spending too much money than you need to if your container is too large for the amount of waste you’re producing.
How Can This Be Avoided?
A waste assessment of your property will be done by the waste management specialist you decide to sign a contract with. They will then provide you with the appropriate rubbish bin for your waste streams based on the results. Additionally, they will guarantee that it is the most affordable choice and advise on how to maximise your recycling efforts.
If you are having a clearout at your business or doing some upkeep, you may need to arrange skip hire. It’s always best to contact the waste company and tell them what rubbish you will be throwing away, with an estimate of how much. It’s usually best to estimate how much rubbish will fit into black bin bags and give them an amount this way.
As your business grows and changes, so will your waste streams. It’s always best to book in an annual waste assessment to check you still have the appropriate bins for the waste you are producing and whether any changes can be made to save your business money.
Additional things to consider when arranging your waste management include:
How To Decide What Waste Streams Your Business Produces
If your premises already have a bin, look at the waste types it says are permitted. Check that you still produce this type of waste, then speak with a local waste management company and let them know how much you produce and whether there are other types you don’t already have bins for.
You can also ask them to visit your business and run a report on the waste types they can see are being produced.
How Much Of Each Kind Of Created Waste Is There?
The amount of waste you produce will differ from business to business, and you shouldn’t always assume you are the same as the business next door.
It will differ how much each waste type produces depending on the materials you throw away/your customers dispose of. Depending on your industry, some waste will be produced in greater amounts than others.
Segregating your waste into different bins will make this process easier to track.
How Frequently Should You Empty Your Trash Cans?
You will need to pay more for extra bin collections if you find that your agreed collections are not enough for what you’re producing. If you upgrade to a larger container for fewer regular collections, it will be more cost-effective. If the container is frequently overfilled, you should also think about getting a bigger one; there are many sizes to choose from to meet your waste demands.
What Factors Must Your Company Consider When Ordering Bins or Skip Hire?
You must consider the size of the space where you will store the bins or skip before obtaining them from your council or waste management provider. The size of the container you can have will depend on how much room you have as well as the waste type.
If you’re hiring a skip, you’ll need to have enough room on private land, or you’ll need to get a permit for it. Please consider that the skip wagon and bin lorry will need enough room to access where you want them to be delivered.