Manage your Waste more Efficiently
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Waste for many businesses and schools is a forgotten area in which they can save money and in turn increase their standard of waste management, in terms of recycling and reducing the amount of waste that is produced. This will result in a larger awareness of the benefits of having a better structured waste system where you can ultimately save around 20% on your waste management spending. Continue Reading
Schools are under increasing cost pressures and whilst waste isn’t top of the list schools can spend anywhere from £5,000 to £40,000 a year on waste. A 10% saving is well worth making, especially if the benefits are good for the environment as well and set a good example for students.
The health and clinical sector generates a significant volume of waste and with waste costs rising each year this has meant it is increasingly being looked at more closely. In addition to disposal costs there is a great deal of waste legislation that needs to be complied with.
How to maximise your recycling and revenue
We work with over 100 hotels across the UK and have extensive knowledge and experience of how to help hotels produce less waste and reduce their waste costs. So what do we do?
Our procurement power of over £15m a year in waste helps us achieve low waste removal costs which we pass on to you. We also work with the right local waste company for each hotel to ensure high levels of service. So assuming we have the right supplier on low lift rates, what can be done to reduce waste costs at your hotel?
Well, the first step is to try and generate less waste. We work with our hotels to look at how their raw materials and goods arrive. Can we reduce packaging, can the suppliers back-haul cardboard?
3 key ways to improve your waste costs
- There is no point having low collection costs for your waste if the bins are half full and you’re paying for air to be moved.
- Why pay the maximum disposal costs for general waste where 80% of the waste streams in the bins are recyclable?
- Do you earn revenues from waste streams that have value?
Waste companies have no desire to be efficient, in fact, they like half-filled bins and won’t tell you otherwise.
So what should you do? “It has always been done like that, we’ve always had those bins there and put X in there” is what we hear most often. Getting a second unbiased pair of eyes to review the waste set up is crucial.
You should always start by looking at the internal bin set up.