Reducing Waste Service Costs
All businesses have certain obligations when it comes to waste disposal. Here we discuss the associated costs.
Waste Service Overview
Fly tipping is a regular feature of local news as well as a blight to the environment, so selecting the right company to remove your waste is vital, as choosing someone who may be unlicensed could mean you end up with a large fine and in severe cases even a criminal record.
The location of your business plays a large part, as big cities tend to have more expensive waste disposal costs.
Type of waste
The type of waste you need to dispose of also plays a large part in determining the cost. Regulations around commercial waste disposal are predicated on the protection of human health and the environment.
Volume of waste
The amount of waste you generate also matters as quite simply, the more waste you produce, the more it will cost waste disposal companies to remove it – and so the higher the expense.
Keeping things clear for HMRC purposes
Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is classed as business waste. Even If you use part of your home to run your business, then any waste from that part is business waste. Until it is disposed of, you have a responsibility to store your waste safely and securely, and, where possible, store different types of waste separately, so that:
- they do not contaminate each other
- they can be reused/recycled more easily
While waste management may seem simple, this is an area frequently overlooked by business owners. A shift in outlook can unearth potential savings for your business and, on many occasions, waste management companies can come up with bespoke solutions to suit your specific business needs.
Your business’s waste disposal costs can vary from hundreds to thousands of pounds annually, depending on a number of factors. These include:
The location of your business plays a large part, as big cities tend to have more expensive waste disposal costs. If your business is in London, for example it could also have to pay congestion charges as part of its disposal costs. On the other end of the spectrum, more remote locations are also expensive for the logistical concerns around time and cost of waste collection in these areas, which are often far from waste transfer stations. This is where it pays to be somewhere in the middle.
- Waste Type
The type of waste you need to dispose of also plays a large part in determining the cost. Regulations around commercial waste disposal are predicated on the protection of human health and the environment. This means that, the more hazardous the waste, the higher the cost associated with the transportation and handling of this waste. Recyclable materials have significantly lower disposal costs – around 50% lower – so, if your business regularly generates hazardous waste, you can expect to have higher waste management bills.
- Amount of Waste
The amount of waste you generate also matters as quite simply, the more waste you produce, the more it will cost waste disposal companies to remove it – and so the higher the expense. Therefore having a strategy around how to reduce your business waste can have a marked effect on the money you spend on its disposal.
Commercial waste bins are available in a range of sizes to suit your waste requirements, ranging from bucket-sized containers to large, skip-like bins but you’ll usually have to demonstrate you can close the lid on your chosen sized bin or you may have to pay for a larger sized container.
By partnering with a commercial waste management company, all processes and costs associated with your business waste are handled on your behalf, with your business paying a fee to ensure all the bases are covered.
This means you can get on with your own business knowing that all your requirements and needs are being addressed to the highest standard and, most importantly, with the best value and benefit to your business a paramount consideration.
If your business operates across multiple sites, there is also great benefit in working with one company across all locations to streamline waste collection and give you peace of mind that the same level of service is being received in every area.
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