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6 Things You Should Know When It Comes To Waste Management

February 5, 2019

6 things you should know when it comes to waste management

When considering a recycling and waste management provider for your business, there are some things you should consider before you make that decision. We’ve pulled this handy guide to help you select a provider.

1) How can I reduce the amount of waste my business produces?
Your provider should assist you in the reduce, reuse and recycling policy to keep unrecycled waste to a minimum. A good provider will be able to support you in implementing and prioritising the Waste Hierarchy by treating your waste streams in the most appropriate and sustainable way, whilst keeping things user-friendly and financially viable.

2) Can I mix my business waste?
It depends on the size of your business, location, waste streams and whether your waste goes to a Material Recycling Facility. This is a good question to put to waste management providers.

3) Where does my waste end up?
The waste management company you work with should be able to give you a clear idea of the journey your waste will take.

4) How will I know my waste is being taken away safely and ethically?
This is something you’ll find difficult to know unless you visit a facility yourself. However, any reputable company should be able to provide guarantees and proof of legitimacy and certifications – you should also be able to take a trip down there yourself!

5) What level of service I should expect from a waste collection and recycling partner?
Your partner should be exactly that, a partner works closely with you to understand your needs and ensure the process is efficient, safe and cost-effective.
Your waste and provider should also be committed to delivering the highest quality of customer care. You should be given access to a full customer service team, so you are never in the dark.

6) What accreditations should I look for in a reliable waste partner?
When looking for a recycling and waste management provider, look out for the ISO accreditations. This is something all providers must have and should be able to show you on request.

Find out more about what to look for in a recycling and waste management provider by downloading our e-book here.

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