In order to proceed, you must first determine how you currently dispose of waste. Your facility should be inspected for areas like these:
- The placement of garbage and recycling bins
- Waste and recycling bins should be clearly marked
- Reliability of the rubbish removal services you use
Determine the strengths and weaknesses of your organisation. Because your recycling bins were poorly labelled, recyclable garbage is often thrown away rather than recycled. It’s possible that your waste bins be located too far away from the areas where waste is generated, causing waste to accumulate. It’s also possible that your disposal providers don’t remove waste from your facility in a timely manner, leaving you with a buildup of waste that violates rules even when your business manages waste properly.
You can use the information you obtain from this evaluation to improve your waste management operations in any way you see fit.
Consider The Waste Hierarchy
Consider developing a waste management hierarchy in which reuse and recycling are prioritised over landfill disposal:
Consider where you can reduce waste generation at your facility. It’s possible that your facility is receiving more material than it needs. To reduce waste, brainstorm strategies to reduce the amount of sourcing you need to do.
Examine your facility’s options for repurposing waste. Consider repurposing salvaged materials from such a construction site or a demolition, for example, if you’re in the industry of building.
Consider recycling any garbage that can be diverted from the waste stream and broken down for reuse. In the case of obsolete electrical devices, consider sending these to a company which can recycle the metals instead of throwing them away. Check to see whether you can recycle any waste paper, glass, metal, or plastic in your region.
Scraps of metal & leftover construction materials are common waste products that can be recovered for resale. It is possible to recover energy from burning waste as part of a waste-to-energy scheme as well.
Everything that isn’t recycled or reused must be disposed of in a landfill. You may be able to reduce the quantity of garbage that falls under this category by employing appropriate waste management procedures.
Decide on a Waste Management Company
Your waste management strategy will be successful if you select the correct waste management partners. There are many companies out there that specialise in recycling and garbage management, but only a few can help you achieve your environmental goals.
The following are some of the things to look for in a waste management company:
Managing and disposing of chemical waste is a specialised service you’ll require if your business produces any. Hazardous waste management services should be able to prevent toxins from leaching into the environment.
You may require the support of a reputable waste management firm to clean up your sites if your facility uses techniques that are harmful to the environment. If you’re in need of environmental cleanup and remediation services such as lab pack services or UST removal (underground storage tank), look for companies that offer these services.
Depending on the nature of your facility’s wastewater, you may need to perform industrial wastewater treatment before it can be disposed of. A waste management provider capable of providing ethical wastewater intervention to avoid soil and water contamination is necessary.
In certain cases, the best way to deal with liquid waste is to solidify it, so that it doesn’t contaminate the environment. Even medical and radioactive waste can be safely disposed of with liquid waste solidification services.
Sludge & solvent management may be required if your plant produces silt, solvents, or sludge as a result of its operations. Your equipment will be thoroughly cleaned, processed, and disposed of in a manner that complies with applicable government rules.
Services for waste-to-energy: With waste-to-energy programmes, you can recover energy from the garbage you incinerate. Either your facility can use the energy to improve the sustainability of its consumption practises, or it can distribute it to nearby residences and businesses.
You’ll need a waste management provider to carry your rubbish before it can be disposed of, and this could be over long distances. You’ll want to work with a firm that offers environmentally friendly waste transportation services to ensure that your waste is transported without spills or pollution.