How can you reduce your waste collections?

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The number of waste collections your business has can have a huge impact on how much your waste management plan costs. At a time where every penny matters, you may be looking to cut down on the number of collections you have to save your business money. Here’s our guide on how you can reduce the number of waste collections your business needs.

Can a compactor help?

An easy way to cut down on the number of waste collections your business needs is by using a compactor. These are great for businesses that produce large amounts of waste. They work by using force to compress your waste, removing any excess liquid or air from inside the chamber.

You could even use Flame UK’s SmartTrash to help optimise your waste collections even further. This technology lets your waste collector know when your container is full, meaning you will only have collections when you need them. This cuts down on your waste collections, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint.

Will a baler be beneficial?

Balers can be useful to help reduce the number of waste collections your business needs. This piece of equipment is designed to compact your waste into bales to make your waste storage more efficient. They work by taking waste and compacting them into uniform bales, making them easier to store and collect.

There are different types of balers depending on the amount of waste your business generates. They can vary from a small single-chamber baler to a horizontal baler best for large volumes of waste. Balers can be used for a variety of waste streams, for example, plastic, cardboard, and even shredded paper.

Depending on the type of waste, using a baler can increase your waste storage by to five times its capacity. The more waste you can store, the less collections your site will need. This can save you money and reduce your business’ carbon footprint. To find out more about how using a baler can benefit your business, check out our blog.

Wheelie bins lined up outside ready for a waste collection
A wheelie bin outside in front of railing, ready for a waste collection

Are you recycling enough?

If you’re not sorting your waste correctly, you could be paying for more collections than you need. If every waste stream is going into your general waste bin, it will be filling up at a much quicker rate than your collections can keep up with. By separating your waste and recycling, you can spread out the waste across several bins, giving you the chance to delay your general waste collections.

Is renting equipment the solution?

There’s a variety of different pieces of waste management equipment you could use to cut down on the number of waste collections your business needs. Does your business use big drums? These drums can be tricky to store as they take up a lot of space. Using a drum press could eliminate this problem for you. They work by squashing your drums into small 5-inch-high pancake shapes which can they be easily stacked on top of each other. The more space available to store your drums, the less collections you will need.

If your site has overflowing bins that need regular collections, a bin press may be a better option for you. This machine allows you to place your 1100 litre bins into the machine where an arm uses force to press down on the materials in the bin. This then allows you to store even more in your bins, stretching your bin storage out even further. To find out more about what waste management equipment we can offer your business, check out our waste equipment guide.

Can you give items a new life?

The best way to cut down on the number of waste collections at your site is to cut down on the amount of waste you’re producing. Can you try upcycling anything you would normally throw away? If you’re throwing your WEEE waste away, could you look at getting it repaired first? It may be more cost effective to repair equipment than to pay for an extra collection. Reusing your items or repairing them is not just a great way to cut down on how many waste collections you need, it’s great for the environment too.

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Paying for too many waste collections? Our team of experts can help you put an effective waste management plan in place for you to help your business dispose of its waste in a cost effective and sustainable way. Contact us today to learn more.

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