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As a solution-based business, we are always looking at ways of making money go further in the world of waste management. We like to challenge schemes that on the surface may look like the best deal but actually end up losing money in the long run.

Following up on our latest article, we take a deeper look into how much money is unnecessarily wasted when inefficiently dealing with waste. 

1. Mindset

Waste is a resource and commodity and has great benefits from its consideration in value and in being the most advantageous route to market.

We know that collectively, we all want to reduce wastefulness and waste mitigation. Use what we need, reuse where we can and recycle what can be recycled. Looking at waste management schemes which invest in reduced wastefulness is an effective way to make sure we actively continue following the mindset of waste mitigation. With defined start points, processes and achievable goals clearly laid out we can understand the process and results of effective waste management.

2. Incorrectly identifying waste 

From the outset, if waste is not correctly identified and managed at the collection, it can see costs soar, the impact on the environment spike and it can become a costly nightmare if it isn’t managed in the correct manner. Contaminated waste leads to landfill, and if this is not identified before it is collected it may mean all waste is headed unnecessarily to that final destination. 

3. Market Engagement

The world of waste management involves asking the right questions and finding out what can be done to increase efficiency and reduce contamination of waste.

We believe that people who ask for tender waste management should consider what it entails and what we can do. Without this consideration, it’s easier to continue having the bins emptied through the system currently in place, instead of the correct system that can benefit the environment and which can get the most for your money. We are frequently asked to tender, utilising a format that we find is out of date and does not recognise what is needed, and as a result of this, consultants are brought in and often misunderstand the sector.

As a development from this, clients have listened to our direct approach and advice based on experience, and have subsequently supported their bid teams to ensure the right questions are being asked in the right way.

4. An Incumbent Changeover

It is important to keep up-to-date with the changes in today’s society, market and economy. The same can be said about waste management contracts, as a change in environmental policy means a change in the ways waste is handled and distributed. We can confidently say, a failure to review waste management contracts leaves them out of date, inflated and unsuitable for changes that the business will require overtime. We want to make sure no one falls into those negative categories.

As a leading independent provider of waste management, GPT Waste offers an independent and bespoke approach in an ever-changing market place, providing expert guidance, recommendations and documentation to ensure our clients are satisfied with our efficient and cost-effective approach.

GPT Waste offers a strategic review of your waste management requirements in order to identify environmental and cost benefits. Our approach has made us the UK’s leading independent waste management company. To speak to someone about your waste management requirements, call 0844 854 5000 or email