Running a business comes with many vital considerations. One of the less obvious points, but just as essential, is determining what general waste and recycling bins are suitable for your needs.
It’s something most business owners don’t usually consider until the last minute; but without the right waste management plans in place, you could be unnecessarily forking out your hard-earned dollars.
Implementing a waste management plan is not only one of the most effective ways to cut down on business costs, it helps you do your bit for the environment too.
Helping to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill comes down to the choices business owners make, and using a qualified recycling service provider can work wonders in keeping waste management costs to a minimum.
Find out what bin is best for your business needs and practice safe and practical waste disposal:
1. Front-lift bins
Front-lift bins suit SMEs that generate general office waste like paper, cardboard and packaging.
They are designed to be an easy solution for managing waste, with their sloping low front to reduce loading height and simple top-loading lids.
These bins are also typically used for the collection of industrial waste and other recyclable products.
Front-lift bins, also known as dumpster bins, are the most popular choice for most businesses when it comes to waste management solutions.
Most service providers offer front-lift bins at various capacities to suit your business needs, and collections can be as frequent as daily if required.
Service providers should give multiple other collection frequency options, such as weekly, fortnightly and monthly.
2. Hook-lift bins
Specifically designed to cater for larger volumes of waste or bulky, non-compactable waste items, hook-lift bins are ideal for larger commercial businesses.
Small businesses tend to not benefit from these types of bins because they require a large space.
The waste that can be disposed of in hook-lift bins includes light construction and demolition waste and other materials such as metal, bricks, concrete, wood and soil, to name just a few.
Like front-lift bins, hook-lift bins can come in a variety of different waste capacities to cater for various business needs.
These bins are accessed by large rear doors, enabling forklifts and bobcats to dispose of waste in a practical and safe way.
Hook-lift bins are best suited for high volumes of waste, to help minimise waste management costs. They can benefit commercial, manufacturing and industrial businesses.
3. Skip bins
A skip bin is a large open-topped waste container designed to be the most versatile and convenient waste disposal option.
They are suitable for residential building projects and small to medium businesses that generate mixed waste streams, general, industrial or green waste.
As skip bins are usually offered in the greatest variety of sizes, a huge range of businesses can benefit from them and their waste capacities.
By choosing the right bin for your waste management, you’ll be in a better position to promote your business as a ‘green’ company.
Reputable service providers are trained to dispose of your business waste professionally and sustainably, ensuring your business is in line with ethical and environmentally conscious waste management practices.
Jayde Ferguson is with Instant Waste Management, a bin provider that offers waste management services.