Call it trade waste, commercial waste or business waste, every company generates loads of waste that must be removed and disposed of. Trade waste is the junk generated during a commercial process or business operation.
Because of the impact this waste has on our environment, it is vital that business owners take responsibility to ensure that their commercial junk is collected and disposed of in an ecological manner. Trade waste pickup has many rules and regulations that must be followed, so it is important for business owners to familiarize themselves with the rules that pertain to their type of business.
A Waste Reduction Plan for Your Business
As a commercial junk removal company, Junk Removal Wirral can work with your business to assist you in implementing a waste removal plan that will help you meet your legal obligations, and increase your bottom line by significantly reducing your business waste. With landfill taxes rising and the cost of waste removal increasing, any chance of reducing your waste significantly and thus the amount of waste that must be removed, can be critical in helping your business save money.
Research shows that waste disposal can cost businesses about 3.5% of their turnover (https://smarterbusiness.co.uk/), and further, 25% of all England’s waste is generated by businesses. So, it is in the business’ interest to reduce waste volume, not only for the sake of the environment, but also to use the money you save in this reduction of your waste, to increase your profits.
We can provide you with a plan on how to recycle and therefore can assist you with reducing much of your trade waste by advising you which items can be recycled, sent to the scrap guys, or disposed of responsibly. The global trend towards sustainable business practices presents recycling business waste as an opportunity to become more sustainable, which will create a good impression on clients and potential customers. Going green scores positive points, and a reputation for applying environmentally friendly practices can give you an edge over your competitors in the marketplace which could lead to contracts being awarded to your business because of these good practices.
It is important to get the buy-in of your staff when you start recycling seriously as without this your project will not get off the ground. It is important to train staff to have a “reduce/reuse/recycle” attitude to waste management so they can assist your company to comply with regulations, help save money, and benefit the planet. Rubbish Removal Wirral offers environmentally friendly services by having the correct licenses to make your recycling easier.
Below are the top four types of trade waste that can be recycled in a responsible manner.
This is a good place to start as businesses generate tons of paper waste. A ton of paper requires three tons of wood to produce, so the importance of reducing use and recycling the rest is obvious. Paper and cardboard will need to be separated from your other trade waste to prevent contamination. Our cleanout service will ensure that your wastepaper is correctly recycled and does not end up in the landfills.
To simplify the recycling process, a good idea is to install colour-coded bins with each type of waste having a different colour. This will assist your staff to recycle correctly and easily. Many of your staff will probably be recycling their domestic waste, so implementing your recycling system at the office should be an easy sell.
All businesses create some form of plastic waste and most of this can be recycled. Environmentalists are warning that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than there will be fish, so it is important for businesses to recycle plastic as much as possible. Every industry and all sectors of the economy produce tons of plastic that needs to be recycled. It is important that your waste management company recycle all plastic responsibly. Waste Removal Wirral follows the guidelines and you can rest assured that we will recycle your plastic waste in the correct manner.
Up until a few years ago, it was impossible to recycle rubber items, more especially the millions of rubber tyres that are cast-off annually. This resulted in millions of tyres being dumped in landfills and being illegally dumped in rivers and the countryside, polluting the environment. The good news though is that presently more than 90% of tyres are now being recycled annually and are being reused in the agricultural sector, the cement industry, and road building, amongst other industries.
Electronic waste or e-waste consists of anything with a cord or a plug and it is outdated, unused or broken. Used electronics are the quickest growing source of waste with new technology constantly ensuring items become obsolete after a short time. Fortunately, a large percentage of these can be recycled or reconditioned. E-waste is not only computers, but includes scanners, printers, fax machines, hard drives, monitors, old mobile phones, in fact, anything electronic. It is your responsibility to ensure that the waste removal company you use is a licensed waste carrier as there are toxic chemicals present in electronics which makes it especially important to dispose of these responsibly. Junk Removal Wirral follows the rules contained in the Government Guidelines of the UK Waste Policy, and we are as committed to taking care of our environment as you are.
A compelling reason to recycle printer cartridges is that they take between 400-1000 years to degrade, so it is important that they are kept out of the landfill. Recycle them by filling them yourself or refilling them at a specialist shop. Some schools collect empty cartridges as part of fundraising so would appreciate you donating them.
We are proud of our excellent reputation for customer service. We provide reliable and professional trade waste clearance service at a cost-effective price, so please call us first anytime you need trade waste clearance services. If your business generates waste that we are unable to handle ourselves, for example hazardous materials, flammable items, poisonous materials, and other trade waste, we can suggest other solutions for you.
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