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4 Ways your waste is wasting money

By 2021-02-10March 2nd, 2021No Comments

Waste; a by-product of production and doing business, waste management is usually seen by firms as a necessary, unavoidable cost of doing business. But how much money is unnecessarily wasted when inefficiently dealing with waste?

What is my Waste?

When we think of waste as a simplistic term, we tend to think of it as a collective form of things that have served their purpose and as a result, are of no further use to us. But taking an even deeper look at where waste has come from can lead to significant cost savings. Understanding what waste is actually yours is critical. Often we find that the delivery and packaging of materials and stock lead to significant disposal costs.

As an example, some companies have chosen to lump all waste together, whether it be tidying the site, to reducing the logistics. As a result, they find the overall cost of this to be pernicious. Under the guidance of a robust waste management proposal, we’ve worked on how to map out waste in a cost-efficient way and develop an understanding on whose waste it is, how it should be contained, collected and disposed of correctly.

Environment First.

We all want to save the planet and make sure we’re doing our bit with recycling and waste – it’s in our nature to save the world for future generations. Although we’ve come across a number of our clients who may have had the same mentality as us, their environmental agenda did not match to their day-to-day practices. As an ISO9001 and 14001 registered company, we go above and beyond to be cost-effective and support our clients with putting practice into play – helping them reach the goals of their environmental agenda.

It’s important to be aware that Company Environmental Policies are becoming increasingly sought after by firms wanting to do business. If competitors are accredited and have evidence to show that their policies are in place and in force, they might be the ones winning the contracts

Scale Efficiency.

Finding a company who can tick all the boxes and keep costs down is the dream solution for us all. However, although we’ve found waste companies who offer consolidation may lead to a cost reduction, it does not mean that the waste management scheme is the most effective for the environment or cost-effective long-term.

We understand that some businesses currently have waste companies operating across their entire estate. Our aim from this is to make sure the waste is handled effectively and correctly. We’re all about keeping it simple and doing the right thing here, making sure we get the best results from the amount of money spent and ensuring all waste is distributed with our planet and the environment in the forefront of our mind.

Data Management.

Yes… we know data gathering may sound easy, but you’ll be surprised to know how a number of organisations class waste in different categories and utilise a broad number of suppliers. This can range from products which are out of date from distribution facilities, equipment hire of baling and compaction, and onsite labour costs… the list goes on! These are great examples to show that it’s not just about emptying bins or transport or tonnage invoices; it’s a gathering of all this information into one place to get an overview and understanding of where your money goes and how best to use it.

 

As a leading independent provider of waste management, GPT Waste support business with decades of experience in offering and providing a fully compliant national service to a broad spectrum of companies in all commercial sectors. We have a broad understanding of the marketplace based on our time served and have built up a thorough understanding of the best methods to transport and treat waste utilising the 3000 companies that operate within it.

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 
info@gptwaste.com.