Deep dive into your waste to save
Inspecting the waste your business generates is the first step to waste minimisation and reduced waste disposal costs.
The first step towards smarter waste management is understanding what is coming in, and going out of your business. A waste audit can help you to do this. This is a guide on how to conduct your own waste audit. However, there are also professional waste audit services available in the market.
How to conduct a waste audit to reduce unnecessary waste service costs
When it comes to bins, businesses are usually charged ‘by the collection’. That means, if you have one bin that is collected weekly, you get charged the same each week (one collection) no matter how full the bin is. So, the golden rule is to make sure your service frequency coincides with full bins. To do this, you need to assess what goes into your bins, and in what quantity. In the process, you might even discover some waste minimisation opportunities.
Source: Brisbane City Council
Where to next?
Reduce your paper, reduce your costs
Using less paper can reduce your business’s environmental impact and overhead costs.