Waste Management

Waste Management UK

Regardless of the kind of business you run, you are going to produce waste. This could mean surplus paper and packaging, leftover food, or something in between. Whilst you must limit your waste, you also need to ensure you develop a sustainable waste management plan.

Waste management is essential in protecting our planet for future generations. Without sustainable waste management, we are contributing to the overcrowding of landfills, pollution, and the destruction of the ozone layer. Therefore, your company must develop a strong site waste management plan. Contact Business Waste today and will take care of all your waste requirements 0800 211 8390.

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Commercial Waste Management

What is waste management?

Waste management refers to the way in which you manage and dispose of your waste. There are many different kinds of waste management, including:


Although straightforward, developing a sustainable waste management plan can be difficult. Many companies are under pressure to reduce their environmental impact, ensure their plans align with current (and quickly changing) government legislations and stay within their budget. As a result, they are turning to waste disposal companies, such as Business Waste, who can do the hard work for them.

Waste Management Policy

Why is waste management important?

There are many reasons why waste management is essential.

To begin with, it lessens your environmental impact. According to a recent study by World Banking, we produce 2.01 billion tonnes of waste globally each year. Unfortunately, the UK contributes to this significantly. The majority of this waste is not recycled or reused, instead of ending up in a landfill site. Relying on landfill sites causes significant environmental damage. For example:

    Waste does not decompose quickly. For example, plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose. As a result, 12 billion tonnes of plastic waste will sit in landfills by 2050.

    Landfill sites are running out of space.

    Decomposing waste produces dangerous and harmful gasses, such as methane. The gasses damage the ozone layer, thus contributing to global warming. They can also have an adverse effect on human, animal, and plant life.

Sustainable waste management also ensures that you follow government legislations and waste management laws. For example, companies in the UK are bound by the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This means they must:

    Keep waste to a minimum by applying preventative strategies to the running of their business. They should also reuse, recycle, and recover waste when possible.

    Sort and store their waste safely.

    Keep notes on the waste they are producing/disposing of, and when.

    Dispose of waste legally, through a management company with a waste management license.

Waste Management Companies

Why hire a waste management company?

Hiring a waste management company reduces the pressure associated with ensuring your waste is effectively managed. They do the hard work for you and as a result, this can save you valuable time.

Furthermore, they are seasoned professionals who can help you to develop an effective site waste management plan. This includes details such as:

    Accountability. Who is responsible for the management of waste in your workplace.
    Prevention. What steps you need to take to minimize waste.
    Repurposing. What products can you reuse/repurpose?
    Storage. How will you store your waste?
    Frequency. How often your waste will be collected?
    Treatment & Disposal. How will your waste be disposed of?

A tailored site waste management plan will also save you money in as it encourages you to be more efficient and organized, alongside ensuring you are utilizing the services provided by waste disposal companies.

Waste Management Plan

How can you improve your waste management?

The first step to improving your waste management is by taking preventive measures. Firstly, you should try to reduce the amount of waste your company produces. For example, you should only buy the exact amount of products you need and use materials that are easily and widely recycled.

Recycling is also essential. For example, plastic is one of the most widely used products globally and as a result, causes significant environmental damage when not properly disposed of. Whilst plastic can be reused many times, it often ends up in landfill sites or the ocean. This causes significant harm to marine life. In fact, studies have shown that all sea turtles have traces of plastic within their system. Experts predict that there is currently more plastic in the ocean than wildlife.

Thankfully, this is preventable. In fact, a wide variety of commercial/business waste can be recycled. This includes:

Other items, such as WEE products can be recycled, though they need to be broken down first. They should not go into your regular waste bin.

When a product cannot be recycled or reused, you should consider if others could enjoy using it before throwing away. For example, you can donate products to charity shops or sell them online.

Following this, it is your responsibility to ensure everything is disposed of correctly. If you aren’t sure of how you should dispose of a certain item, get in touch. Segregate your waste into different subsections, as cross-contamination can cause further issues.

Affordable Waste Management

How much does waste management cost?

The cost of waste management varies depending on the amount of waste you are producing. However, the type of waste also has an impact on the cost. Disposing of hazardous and clinical waste is more difficult and thus more expensive. At BusinessWaste, we’ll work closely with you to ensure your plan is cost-effective and efficient. Contact us via an online form or 0800 211 8390 we provide free bins, a free duty of care and professional advice, you only pay for waste collections.

Waste Management Bins

As mentioned previously, your waste needs to be properly separated before collection. As a result, you may need to use different kinds of bins.

Front End Loader. A Front End Loader is ideal for those who produce high volumes of waste. It can be used for compactible waste, dry mixed recycling, and general waste.

Balers and Compactors. Balers and compactors are used to simplify the recycling process by compressing recyclable materials into blocks.

Wheelie bins. Wheelie bins for commercial waste function similarly to your regular bins at your homes and allow you to separate recyclable and non-recyclable waste.

Sharps bins. Sharps bins are used to dispose of clinical waste and ensure that you comply with the CWR Controlled Waste Regulations of 2012.

Roll-on/Roll-off containers should be used if you are producing large amounts of waste that cannot be easily compacted. It offers a high-volume, low-density solution and enables you to benefit from the economy of scale. It also comes with low sides, which makes it easier to load your waste.

Skips. Skips are useful if your company produces large amounts of general waste, or you work within the construction industry.

Waste Management Services

Why use BusinessWaste.co.uk for your waste management?

At Business Waste, we are industry specialists who focus on providing high-class services at reasonable prices. We offer a range of waste management services, tailored to your needs, including:

    Full site audits by qualified consultants with substantial industry experience.
    Providing you with all the materials you need, from skips to free wheelie bins.
    Regular flexible collections of all types of waste, recycling wherever possible.
    Continuous partnership working to monitor and implement waste management policies to reduce waste at the source.
    Expert advice and updates on current legislation and regulations. Utilizing the latest industry technology to move your business towards zero waste to landfill.
    Sophisticated invoicing for simpler accounting.

Furthermore, we operate with the intention of creating long-lasting relationships with our customers. These relationships are built on trust, reliability, and honesty.

There will always be a dedicated and professional customer service team on hand to guide you – we don’t rely on automated phone systems. Whilst you may be view management as a costly necessity, it is our passion and this passion will save your business money.

In short, BusinessWaste.co.uk removes the need for multiple service providers by offering a comprehensive total waste management service. Many companies are looking for a way to comply with legislation; reduce the financial burden of waste management; and improve their environmental impact. We work with you to help create a solution that does all of the above so that you are free to concentrate on what matters to you – your business.

We save you time, save you money, and help to save the environment.

Call us on 0800 211 8390, or book a free assessment of your waste management costs and policies online.

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