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Properties and Facilities Waste Management

Managing properties and facilities such as offices, apartment blocks, and commercial, industrial, or residential estates comes with many responsibilities. A key one is the waste management for buildings and facilities of any type and size that you own and look after. You have a responsibility to ensure safe and legal waste management is in place.

Waste management in buildings you look after should be efficient, cost-effective, and have a minimal environmental impact. This includes having the right number, sizes, and types of bins available and a regular collection frequency to avoid overflowing bins in your buildings. Every property is different, so a tailored approach is the best solution.

At Business Waste we can help organise regular waste removal whether you manage one building, have a large property portfolio, or require a multi-site option. We can provide a free bespoke quote based on your specific needs and offer expert advice. Call 0800 211 8390 or contact us online to book waste collection from any properties and facilities you manage.

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Waste management in facilities

Properties and facilities management covers a wide area that involves ensuring various services are delivered across sites effectively. Facilities managers oversee owner-occupied and leased spaces, keep buildings safe, ensure everything runs well, and troubleshoot issues. This includes the storage, removal, and collection of waste from any properties and facilities.

In some cases, tenants may be responsible for organising waste removal (or the council or local authority for residential properties). It may depend on the type of business and waste produced. Often though it’s the responsibility of the property or facility manager to ensure those using any buildings you run have appropriate waste storage and collection services in place.

It’s a legal requirement and putting in place a strong waste management plan for properties and facilities should reduce the risk of issues and keep tenants satisfied. Waste management in facilities and properties is vital for any buildings you manage, including:

  • Commercial properties
  • Office blocks
  • Industrial units and sites
  • Residential buildings
  • Holiday lets

Facility and property management waste types

The types of waste produced in your properties and facilities will depend on the use of the building, its occupiers, and their operations. An appropriate number, size, and type of bins must be available to store all rubbish created with regular collections to avoid any bins from overflowing.

Separating waste into different recycling bins is also vital to protect the environment but also reduce waste disposal costs. Sending rubbish for recycling rather than to landfill means you’ll pay less landfill tax and do your bit for the planet. Check the needs of your building users to work out what kinds of bins you need.

Some common waste types produced in most facilities and properties are:

  • General waste – food scraps, non-recyclable packaging, and other rubbish that can’t be separated or recycled.
  • Dry mixed recycling – combine recyclable paper, cardboard, plastics, and metals in one bin.
  • Sanitary waste – sanitary waste bins must be in all commercial bathrooms, so you’ll need bins to store sanitary waste before it’s collected.
  • Cardboard recycling – buildings that create high volumes of cardboard waste can use separate bins to store it for recycling.
  • Glass recycling – bottles and jars should be kept in separate bins and sent for recycling as glass is an infinitely recyclable material.
  • Food waste – any organisation that creates food waste beyond scraps should use specific food waste bins so it can go for composting or anaerobic digestion.

Bins for commercial properties

Use a range of bin types and sizes to ensure all waste produced across your properties, facilities, and sites is stored properly. Combine the best bins with a suitable removal schedule for cost-effective and efficient waste management. This prevents half-full bins from being removed or waste overflowing.

The right bins depend on what waste is created and how much storage space is available for bins across your buildings and properties. At Business Waste we provide free bins to suit your needs. There are no rental or delivery charges – you only pay for collection. Explore some suitable bins for facilities and property management:

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  • 240 litre wheelie bins

    Two-wheel bins that are the biggest bin options for storing just food waste or glass recycling, as well as general waste and dry mixed recycling.

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  • 1100 litre wheelie bins

    The largest wheelie bins that can be easily moved around and used for general waste, dry mixed recycling, cardboard, paper, and plastic.

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  • Front end loaders

    These are large static bins that can hold high volumes of general waste and recycling streams, but you need enough space and access.


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Waste management tips 
for facilities managers

Efficient waste management across your buildings, properties, and sites saves money, reduces waste, and minimises problems. Here are a few ways to improve waste management for property and facilities managers:

  • Conduct a waste audit – identify the quantity and types of waste generated, where it’s produced, and who by. Review the current process of waste production, storage, removal, and disposal to check it’s managed safely and legally. This should also reveal the current costs and any improvement opportunities.
  • Create a waste management plan – use the results from your audit to build a plan for managing waste. Include the bins you’ll need, where they’ll be kept, how often they’re removed, the costs involved, and who is responsible for disposal. Ensure all relevant parties are aware of the plan so it’s followed closely.
  • Follow the waste hierarchy – reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover waste in that order where possible. Reducing waste at the source across your properties saves money, energy, and resources. Finding ways to reuse is better for the environment while recycling and recovery are also more advantageous than disposal in landfill or incineration.
  • Build an efficient removal schedule – combine the best bin types and sizes with a cost-effective collection frequency. Avoid bins overflowing but also bins that are only half-full being removed with a suitable schedule for removal.
  • Check compliance – ensure only licensed waste carriers remove rubbish from your properties and that you receive a duty of care certificate or waste transfer note.
  • Regularly review waste management services – occupants of rented properties may change, which affects the types and volumes of waste produced while costs can increase. Review your waste management regularly to stay ahead of any changes so you can adapt, as necessary.

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Arrange waste collection

Organise reliable and regular waste removal from any property, facility, or site anywhere in the UK with Business Waste. We can provide a free no-obligation quote tailored to your specific needs. Just tell us the rough types, sizes, and number of bins you need, how often you want them collected, and where from for a bespoke quote.

Save money with free bins for your waste – there are no hire or delivery fees, you just cover the collection costs. Daily, weekly, and fortnightly waste collection is possible at convenient times that work around your operations. Get a free duty of care certificate for added peace of mind too.

Licensed waste carriers will remove your rubbish on time to ensure your facilities and properties run smoothly. As a national waste broker, we can help out properties and facilities across the UK. Speak to one of our friendly experts for your free quote or further information today – call 0800 211 8390 or contact us online.

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