For any business enterprise, there is bound to be a considerable amount of waste left over at the end of the day. When it comes to waste disposal for business, it is best to do this in an ecological, legally responsible and environmentally friendly way. For big or small business, this article outlines some handy tips and techniques for different industries to correctly deal with junk disposal.
Builders or tradesmen
The most common form of waste in this industry is heavy waste and concrete materials. The most effective method to deal with builders’ waste clearance is to hire a skip. There are skip hire services that offer skips specifically for heavy waste such as concretes, bricks, rocks, pavements, tiles and soil. These skips also generally accept green waste and general waste, but it is best to check with the company before dumping such materials. It is generally unacceptable to dispose of liquids, batteries, food waste and tyres in these skips. But again, consult the company guidelines. Skips come in different sizes so carefully consider how much waste you think you will have to get the best value for money skip.
Food waste and packaging material is the most common rubbish in this industry. Make sure your business is dividing trash into what can and cannot be recycled. All cardboard boxes should be flattened before recycling. Left over bread that can no longer be resold can often be given to farmers who have property with animals, so long as a release is signed stating that the bread won’t be for human consumption.
There are different ways to dispose of scrap metals. Check with the local council or tip facility to see what scrap metal can be recycled or crushed. For hazardous liquids and chemicals, these need to be disposed of in a safe and correct manner. For brake fluids and solvents, letting these dry out in a tin pan will make them easier to dispose of. Most paints and gasoline liquids can also be left to dry out. Once dried and solid, these substances should go into the hazardous waste system, and not general rubbish, as they can contribute to the major issue of groundwater and landfill contaminate.
The main thing when it comes to an office clearance is paper waste. It is important to make sure confidential documents are shredded before recycling them, for privacy and security reasons. Most offices are able to be supplied with a paper recycling box in which office documents can be placed. If not already in place, these can be arranged be recycling companies. Paper recycling is highly important and should be an encouraged practice for office waste removal, as there are many positive environmental benefits such as lessening the impact of deforestation.
If your business is using professional commercial clearance services for waste disposal or employing skip hire to dispose of excess waste, it is important to keep in mind some materials may not be accepted for health or environmental reason. This list is a rough guide to some unacceptable materials, but it is still necessary to consult with the company and make sure you understand their individual guidelines. Adhering to the regulations put in place by the company will make the waste management and disposal system run smoothly.
- Regulated waste
- Liquid waste
- Hot or boiling waste
- Hazardous substances
- Large and heavy objects