Like with any other factor affecting your business, it is important to evaluate your rubbish management system. This is a timely thing to do especially now that it's the beginning of a new year, right when you might be looking to become more efficient than you were in 2016. Rubbish management is an important aspect of a running a business, especially retail and hospitality businesses where lots of wastes are generated daily. Below, see how you can evaluate to see if your rubbish is being handled the right way.
Do you have as many rubbish collection points as you need?
An efficient rubbish collection service should ensure that you have as many collection points as possible. This prevents staff and customers from littering simply because they cannot find a trash can near them. The crucial points where trash containers must be placed include bathrooms, entrances, processing areas, cooking areas, main work areas, and the main trash collection point outside the premises.
Do you have trash collection bins of adequate size?
Another way to check if your rubbish collection system is ideal is by evaluating the size of your trash bins. Are they large enough to handle the amounts of waste generated? If your bins have to be emptied more than once a day, that could be a sign that you need bigger bins. Your rubbish bins should accommodate a day's waste easily. This prevents too much management work in terms of keeping the bins empty. It also prevents messy bin overflow.
Are your trash bins emptied as frequent and as timely as you would want?
Your bins should be emptied early morning or late evening. This prevents creating too much interruption to your work. It also ensures that the bins are empty by the start of another work day. This removal cycle should be carried out every day at around the same time in order to create a reliable routine.
Are your trash containers well marked to allow proper waste disposal?
Trash containers should also be marked well to show the different wastes that should be placed inside them. For example, sanitary bins in ladies' bathrooms should be clearly marked. General waste trash bins should also be marked if recycling is part of your waste management policy. This way, you will have bins for paper, plastic, glass, and other recyclable wastes and the public will know what goes where.
If after a quick evaluation you find that your rubbish management system is not as functional or efficient as you would like, talk to your provider about making some changes in the right direction.