If you’re in charge of running an office you will know just how stressful it can be. From scheduling building works, to cleaners, to getting everyone paid on time, to dealing with contractors… It can be a nightmare. The massive amounts of paper that con be generated and overflow the bins can be enough to make an office manager tear their hair out.
We’ve round up some great tips for streamlining business waste removal services in your office.
1. Schedule a weekly commercial waste removal service
If you’re still relying on disposing of your garbage by using regular street bins, then you’re not being very efficient. You will benefit from scheduling a weekly service to come in and take care of your waste for you. Having a dedicated waste collection company contracted will make things that much easier to manage.
2. Use separate bins for separate materials in the office
Just like you do at home, get some bins that divide up which waste goes where. General waste will include food, etc. You can divide up recycling into plastics and cardboards. Have one dedicated bin for general paper waste only, and one dedicated bin for papers that need to be shredded before being disposed of.
3. Encourage the use of paper-less systems
Not only is going through reams of paper daily bad for the environment, it also adds to the amount of waste that you need to manage in the office. Put up signs like “Think before you print” and encourage people not to print where possible. When they are printing, remember to ask kindly for it to be double sided printing, with multiple pages on one sheet where possible. Doing this will save lots of money in the office from using less paper too!
4. Train cleaners to dispose of items correctly
Your cleaning team may be behind incorrect disposal of rubbish in the office. Even if your employees are doing the right thing, if the cleaners are putting everything in the same bin, well then you’ve wasted your time. Although it might seem like you’re telling them how to do their job, it’s be worth it in the long run. Hold a 15 to 30 minute meeting with your cleaners and let them know how you’d like the rubbish disposal processes in your office to work.
We hope these tips have helped you to figure out a way forward for your rubbish disposal in your office!