What is Waste Management? The Ultimate Guide to Waste Management

In almost any business, waste is inevitable. However, knowing how to dispose of waste in a cost effective and environmentally considered way that fits the requirements of your business can be tricky, and cause headaches for business owners.

As leading waste management providers in South Wales, we at SL Recycling have put together this guide to waste management to help business owners solve their waste issues. From explaining what waste management is and who needs it, to what it involves and how SL Recycling can help, this guide is your one-stop-shop for all your waste management queries.

What is Waste Management?

Put simply, waste management is the disposal of waste created by businesses, including transportation, recycling and waste equipment hire. It is far more than supplying and collecting bins, however, and often involves ongoing consultancy and environmental discussion.

All kinds of waste are included in waste management disposal services, from common commercial waste such as recyclable materials to food or hazardous waste.

Benefits of Outsourcing Waste Management

When faced with legislation, various waste types and increased waste production, the management of waste can be intimidating to business owners. Thus, companies such as SL Recycling step in and take over waste management, aiding businesses every step of the way.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Industry specific expertise. Waste management providers know to maximise recycling and achieve high rebates.
  • Cost saving. Waste management is especially cost effective when streamlined through one sole provider.
  • Environmentally advantageous. Providers ensure recyclable materials are recycled and that waste hierarchy is followed.
  • Increase productivity. As waste responsibility is in the hands of waste management providers, staff can continue doing their job without additional duties.

Who Needs Waste Management?

Waste management is applicable to any premises producing notable amounts of waste not covered by local services, i.e. commercial businesses.

Usually waste management is utilised by businesses creating a constant stream of waste requiring active and regular management over time. Also, the waste type is often consistent and can be predicted so providers know what equipment and timeframe is required.

Examples range from local stores having monthly pickups of packaging waste, to large food providers receiving weekly pickups of food waste. Domestic waste management alternatives include skip hire or bespoke services.

As waste management services are flexible and tailored to each client, any considerable producer of waste can utilise services. SL Recycling provide waste management to a whole host of sectors and big brand businesses across South Wales.

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Waste Management Services

Waste management may take different forms depending on type, amount and recyclability of produced waste. Here are some of the common aspects of waste management:

  • Audit – Initially, businesses will be audited to assess what waste is produced, how much and how often. This allows for the waste management to be tailored to specific requirements.
  • Waste management plan – A comprehensive plan is made outlining who will do what and for what cost. The plan also includes goals for waste and how the Waste Hierarchy will be implemented.
  • Machinery – Businesses may receive equipment as part of their plan, from designated bins for waste types, to balers for cardboard waste.
  • Skips – Especially for construction/demolition, businesses may hire skips, choosing size and type according to individual need.
  • Collection – Waste management providers collect waste at a frequency predetermined by provider and client.
  • Payment – Client pays at outlined intervals. Useful to have one sole provider of waste management so the client has simple single point billing.
  • Reporting – Providers may provide waste reports to track recycling amounts, collection success and amount of waste diverted from landfill – significant to many businesses’ environmental policy.

At SL Recycling we offer total waste management with our own waste processing facilities acting as a singular point for all waste streams, haulage and disposal. Due to our developed infrastructure and expert team, we offer all aspects of waste management from expert consultancy, arranged regular waste collection in our own fleet of vehicles and market-leading recycling solutions.

Vital for environmental benefit, waste management can help businesses maximise their recycling. Where before waste was just disposed of, providers can advise and aid businesses on ways to improve their environmental impact.

Staff wellbeing can also be helped by waste management, through effective disposal of certain waste type, especially hazardous waste.

Why is waste Management Important?

Aside from alleviating business owners of the hassle of waste disposal and expense of inefficiency, waste management is important for compliance, staff health and the environment.

Effective waste management is often required by legislation. Businesses must show commitment to the environment, by law, when disposing of waste. Legislation varies according to business type, waste produced and region, however waste management providers are on hand to help ensure compliance.

Vital for environmental benefit, waste management can help businesses maximise their recycling. Where before waste was just disposed of, providers can advise and aid businesses on ways to improve their environmental impact.

Staff wellbeing can also be helped by waste management, through effective disposal of certain waste type, especially hazardous waste.

Waste Management with SL Recycling

If you are looking for hassle-free waste management for market leading prices, get in touch with SL Recycling. We have the state-of-the-art facilities and developed expertise to provide comprehensive services at competitive rates.

With single point billing, expert consultancy and dedicated account managers, our team take the hassle away from waste management. As we process waste in house using our own machinery and facilities, as well as project management, we cut out the middleman and control our costs, allowing us to provide market leading prices.

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