Certain Waste Management Companies Take the Recycling Process to New Levels
- by WM Group
- 3 months ago
Once upon a time waste management was a fairly simple process for large shopping complexes and commercial office towers. Ensuring that the floors were clean and garbage pickup occurred as scheduled was all it took to keep everyone happy. The implementation of recycling procedures (as a result of the improved technology and capabilities of waste processing companies) was a huge game changer and provided facility managers with an environmentally responsible option. Now the recycling processes for any given facility can be much more involved than it has been in the past; especially for large facilities such as office towers or malls that may have hundreds of independent business entities contained therein.
In recent years as world temperatures and weather patterns shift in compromising directions, waste management and recycling has become more important than ever before. While there is mounting pressure and moral responsibility to treat the environment well, it is still up to building managers to make the environmentally responsible choice and seek out a waste management company that sees the world in the same light. Much of the created waste for any given facility is recyclable and some forward thinking waste management companies even have the capabilities of turning your collected recyclables into new products! This new method of thinking has in turn made certain waste management group redefine what their service's encompasses and has allowed facilities to achieve impressive sustainability goals. These companies now work hand in hand with their clients to engrain the recycling mantra throughout the core of their client's daily processes and work with managers to recycle as much as possible and keep waste out of bulging landfills.
Upon contacting a company that has the capabilities to act as a waste management company and recycling centre at the same time, a plan will be customized for your given location. The first step is to complete a full recycling audit on the facilities. There also needs to be a consultation meeting to identify the current collection and storage processes of the facilities waste. This involves assessing everything from the garbage disposal units to the storage and loading area where waste will eventually be gathered and picked up. The idea is for the waste management representative to fully understand how waste is dealt with at your given facility so they can make suggestions to improve the process. This means improved efficiency in order to be more environmentally and economically responsible at the same time.
For example, if the waste management company that services your facility and processes the waste has a hand in the manner in which the facility organizes and collects said waste, both parties will benefit. The collection company can be as efficient as possible as waste is already organized and separated into groups that they can readily process, which in turn enables them to provide a more efficient and cost effective service. These select modern waste management organizations may actually provide custom containers and waste collection units to maximize the recovery of your discarded materials.
Essentially a custom waste management program is put in place by the organization that does the dirty business. Their years of experience in the industry can help facility managers to improve diversion rates and operate more cost effectively. Ongoing training and monitoring of the designed program occurs in order to achieve maximum potential, as every facility is unique and has it's own set of issues to deal with. Since both the collector and the client are working together with mutual benefits, it is important to find a company that you can trust and rely on. Not only is trust imperative with scheduled maintenance, but trust on their thoughts and opinions on operation procedures can be invaluable as well. Saving the environment and money at the same time is simply good business.