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Festive hospitality

Hospitality Winter Waste

Posted in Services
On 30 Oct 2018
By Hamza Fazal

With the winter season fast approaching, it’s time to get plans in place for handling extra waste during the busiest trading time of the year.

With such a strong media message about plastic waste this year, thanks to campaigns such as “Plastic Free July”, the idea of a Christmas clean-up is an exciting prospect.

We are all aware of the statistics around how much food, cardboard, plastic and wrapping paper is thrown out every year, so how can we manage our Christmas waste better? Whether you’re in the Café & Restaurants business or pubs and hotels there is lots you can do to manage your festive waste. If you need some advice you can call us or arrange a free waste audit from your local team.

Last December, Sky News released an article just a week before Christmas, detailing the “unacceptable” amount of waste Britons throw out every time the festive season hits. Sky Group’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Darroch, commented “over two-thirds of us know that we generate an unacceptable amount of waste at Christmas so let’s do something about it and start by saying no to single-use plastics.”

With the winter season fast approaching, it’s time to get plans in place for handling extra waste during the busiest trading time of the year. Even the build-up to Christmas can be extra busy for the hospitality industry, with waste disposal in hotels, pubs, restaurants and even village halls becoming more of an issue.

At Biffa, we understand the need for a robust hospitality waste management system, especially in winter! Lots of small, independent hospitality businesses may assume we only work with larger corporations, but that’s not the case. No matter how big or small your business, we can offer you our services for effective hospitality waste management.

Glass Collection

When Christmas approaches and parties become a regular occurrence, the amount of glass waste can pile up. Extra glass waste needs can even extend to the end of December, when the post-Christmas lull picks up again to see in the New Year.

Seeing new investments and machinery upgrades, our glass recycling plants are well equipped to manage large volumes of glass waste, with the capabilities to clean it and increase the output of new glass fit for purpose. If your business requires glass collection during the festive period, let us know so we can help you manage your Christmas waste effectively.

Bin range

Not only is it important to carry out effective hospitality waste management, but categorising your waste can also be more cost effective. Having the right containers such as large and standard wheelie bins, bulk carriers, waste safes and even skips, each tailored to the type of waste you need removing, will enable your business to separate your Christmas crackers from your mince pies.

Make sure you’re prepared for the extra waste this winter with bin types that match your requirements.

OneCall is all it takes

Let’s think about the implications of failing to get a suitable hospitality waste management plan in place. Premises that are overrun with waste can become odorous and off-putting for guests. Stacks of bin bags can leak and attract unwanted vermin. If you’re experiencing a surge in unplanned waste this winter, our OneCall service will quickly remove it, helping you get back to business.

The Christmas trading period is important for many organisations, especially when it comes to extra unplanned waste. With Christmas, New Year and Boxing Day sales falling within the same fortnight, it’s a good idea for hospitality businesses to have a waste plan in place – whether it’s commercial food waste disposal, waste disposal management in restaurants, or even a kitchen deep clean.

With Biffa OneCall, you can even get a one off food and glasscollection service available all day, every day until your waste levels return to normal.

Ensure your business doesn’t get buried by extra waste this winter! Get in touch with our team on 0800 601 601

About the author

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Hamza Fazal

Hamza is part of Biffa’s digital team, writing a diverse range of content on a number on industry topics. Hamza's favourite topic is Hazardous Waste, so look out for his handy tips coming your way!