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Calendar Posted 11 November 2013 | Feed Icon | Calendar 0 Comments brings you 4 top tips to help you reduce your waste management costs.

1. Increase your recycling

It may be an obvious thing to say but separating more materials for recycling is the quickest and easiest way to reduce your waste management costs. Sending waste for recycling doesn?t incur landfill tax whereas sending waste to landfill incurs a specific tax that currently stands at ?72 per tonne and is rising annually.

Can you start recycling? Can your staff recycle more of the same? Can you introduce recycling of different materials? Have you considered a zero waste to landfill solution?

2. Carry out a waste audit

When was the last time you looked at your waste management system? Organisations often overlook the process of waste management, seeing it as a non-critical activity.

Are you handling your waste efficiently? Are you using your waste containers to their maximum capacity? Are they always full when your supplier comes to empty them? Have the wastes you generate or where you generate them changed? A waste audit might not only identify waste handling efficiencies but help you ensure you are complying with complex waste management legislation.

3. Ask for a rebate

The increasing scarcity of raw materials has created a significant worldwide market for recyclables. If you generate large quantities of high value materials and separate these for recycling, they can be traded as a commodity. If you are not making money from your high quality recyclables, somebody else is likely to be so ask for a rebate!

4. Use raw materials more effectively

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) estimates that UK organisations can save up to ?23billion through improvements in the efficient use of resources. Using raw materials more effectively and generating less waste in the first place doesn?t necessarily require huge investment but can result in significant cost savings.

How can help?

In two ways. First, we sell a broad range of recycling bins which can help your staff to separate out different waste streams.

Secondly, Buying Support Agency (BSA), parent company of and a procurement consultancy, can offer your organisation a more cost effective waste management solution. BSA has handpicked a highly respected and capable recycling and waste management broker with national coverage to help find the right solution for you.

For more details visit BSA website or email with your contact details and mention that you seek further information about waste recycling and we will arrange for someone from BSA to call you to discuss how we can deliver better value for money.

by M Roper | 11 November 2013

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