Do you own or manage a business? If so, then you probably know that each day your business produces a significant amount of waste. If you’re like many business managers, you may be overwhelmed trying to control your commercial waste. Here are nine of the best practices for managing commercial waste disposal, along with how we can help you.
WHAT IS COMMERCIAL WASTE DISPOSAL?
First, let’s define what we mean by commercial waste. Put simply, this is any type of waste that a business produces on its premises. Besides waste from stores, entertainment sites and educational facilities, this also includes waste from agriculture, construction, demolition and other industries.
Commercial waste disposal refers to the process of getting rid of waste from businesses and industries. Commercial waste collection, which is a part of the process of waste management, is physically picking up and transferring the waste that a business produces and then transporting it to a site where it can be both treated and properly disposed of.
HOW TO RESPONSIBLY HANDLE YOUR COMMERCIAL WASTE NEEDS
1. Conduct a waste audit
Before you’re able to manage your waste, you first have to measure it. Thus, your first step for responsibly handling your commercial waste needs should be conducting a waste audit. In other words, you need to track your waste. This entails tracking how much waste your business produces. When you track your waste and recycling, you’re laying the main foundation for a waste reduction program that works effectively.
2. Focus on waste reduction
If you already have a green team in place, focus on waste reduction. You may have to add some more people on your team who will specifically be responsible for waste and recycling.
3. Set up a green team
Does your company have a green team? If not, create one. This group would be in charge of planning as well as designing and carrying out waste reduction concerning waste reduction. Find representatives from several departments of your organization.
4. Contact a licensed commercial waste collection company
It’s extremely important that you contact a highly qualified and experienced commercial waste collection company. These waste disposable specialists will discuss your particular needs, helping you determine the correct type and size of dumpsters/bins needed. They can also make sure your waste is properly sorted and separated into the correct bins (Recycling/Non-Recycling).
5. Recycle often
To be able to control commercial waste, you have to recycle as much of it as you can. As a result, you can save money for your organization because recycling is cheaper than having to get rid of waste by using landfills.
6. Consider the legal requirements
You’ll need to follow several legal requirements and various procedures involved with the disposal of commercial waste. That’s why it’s so critical that you choose the right waste carrier.
7. Regularly check for hazardous wastes
Keep in mind that hazardous waste has to be disposed of differently than normal types of commercial waste. Common examples of hazardous waste includes batteries, oils, solvents, printer toners (and other chemicals) as well as others. Hence, be sure to store these types of waste materials away from other wastes to prevent contamination.
8. Reuse products
By reusing products you can increase their lifespan. This delays when they need to be disposed or recycled. Why not make a policy of having your employees bring in their own coffee mugs instead of having disposable paper cups?
9. Securely store commercial waste
As a business, you have the legal responsibility to store your commercial waste in a safe and secure place. Therefore, use the right containers and covers so that the waste is protected from inclement weather, such as wind and rain. Be sure to carefully label your containers, showing the kind of waste contained.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Don’t risk making costly and dangerous mistakes with your commercial waste disposal. Instead, contact Infinite Disposal for any questions you may have and learn more about our wide range of residential and commercial waste collection and disposal services.