4 key pillars to include in a rubbish management plan for your business

10 January 2019
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Every business generates waste. If you don't have a proper rubbish management plan for your premises, you may end up incurring high operational costs while turning away potential customers. An unsanitary business also lowers the morale of your employees when they report to work.

It is true that rubbish management may seem costly and cumbersome to implement. But the fact that the world produces over 2 billion tonnes of waste each year shows that the need for proper waste management is essential. And when properly carried out, proper waste management is less costly than being disorganised.

When developing a rubbish management plan, here are 4 key pillars you should have in place.

1. Have enough infrastructure for waste disposal 

Always remember that proper waste disposal is an investment that bears fruits over time. To ensure that your business can handle all its waste, start off by purchasing all the equipment you need to handle the waste you produce. This means purchasing enough garbage bins, recycling bins, skips, and waste disposal bags.

Ensure that all high traffic areas of the business have enough garbage bins for proper disposal. You should also have a skip bin service that delivers and collects your waste for disposal in a timely manner.

2. Engage all employees in the rubbish management plan

It can be difficult to properly manage waste if your employees are not involved. Make sure you involve all your workers when developing a plan for keeping the business clean.

Make this plan exciting by providing incentives for your employees during the process. For example, you can establish rewards for the cleanest department or the department that generates the least amount of waste every month. In addition, communicate the benefits of proper rubbish management to your employees.

3. Make recycling an important activity in your business

A proper rubbish management plan would be incomplete without recycling. Recycling not only reduces the amount of waste you have to deal with, but it also makes your business more efficient. There are many items you can recycle in your business on a daily basis. For example, plastics, paper, cardboard, and glass can all be recycled to keep the premises clean and orderly.

4. Consider safety and health standards

Finally, make sure your rubbish management plan has high safety standards in place. Educate employees about proper disposal of broken glass, chemicals, or organic waste. Also ensure that your rubbish is kept away from pests and insects (which may cause an infestation).

For more information, contact a local rubbish removal service.