Five Ways to Improve Business Recycling
3. Make it simple for people to recycle at a glanceTime is a premium to any small business; you want to be spending your time doing the things that provide a direct return. It’s fair to say that waste management is not seen as big money spinner for most smaller organisations. However, getting the wrong materials in the wrong bin can create all sorts of logistical and financial headaches.
There are things you can do to make it easy for colleagues and customers to engage in recycling, like bin positioning and clear signage. Try putting your general waste and recycling bins next to one another with unobstructed access. People are less likely to walk to another location just to recycle, so anything you can do to make the process automatic is helpful. Introduce clear signage around the bins, including symbols, so anyone can recognise at a glance.
4. Separate recycling to cut costs
Recycling is too expensive! This is perhaps the most common myth and most cited reason by SMEs for not starting to recycle. The reality is that you can actually reduce costs by introducing recycling streams into your collections. Here’s how.
Many waste management companies price their services by weight. If you are disposing of all your materials in general waste bins, separating out recyclable materials will reduce the weight of your collections. Depending on materials and volumes, this can potentially reduce costs. Sometimes, it can even reduce the size of bins, helping with space.
5. Book a free waste audit to get you started
The first step is to understand the waste your business creates and identify what is currently recycled. Once you have identified what can be recycled, the next step is look at how. This is a good point to involve the experts by booking a waste audit. We visit your sites to assess your requirements and identify opportunities to save space, time, and resource by managing your waste more sustainably.
If you are one of the many businesses out there looking to make a change, we can help. Get insight from a waste expert by booking an audit by calling 03301 734 964.