What Is A Waste Management Plan?

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Any business needs to have an effective way of handling every aspect of the world around them. The usual focus of the small and medium business owner is on the process of bringing their service or product to customers in a cost-effective and timely manner. However, certain aspects of the business sector are difficult to identify unless you are a specialist and often go unnoticed by the majority of business leaders. Considering the waste management plan a company has can produce a range of savings and provide a better way of creating an environmentally-friendly business.

Completing an evaluation

The first step in creating a waste management plan is to work with a recycling and waste specialist company to take a look at potential losses. Some estimates have put the level of losses and overpayment by small and medium-sized business owners at around 80 percent in terms of their waste service charges. A specialist in waste management will make their way to business and work with them to evaluate the level of waste being produced and how it is effectively handled. Once the evaluation is completed, the waste specialist will produce a report that will form the backbone of any plan.

How much trash does your company produce?

This is the main focus of any management plan surrounding your business. Firstly, the dedicated waste management plan produced will allow your company to look at the amount of trash produced and explore how it is handled. Opportunities to create a greener, ecologically-friendly business is explored in any management plan as each company has a unique set of options produced to limit their effects on the planet. By exploring the different ways the waste produced by a business is currently handled and how this could change in the future a unique plan is put into place that can result in savings on a financial and ecological level.


About the Author
David Fahrion

David Fahrion

David Fahrion serves as the President of Waste Control after a 40-year career in the waste and recycling industry. Prior to joining Waste Control, he worked exclusively for CR&R and its affiliates since 1986 serving as the President of the Solid Waste Management Division. During his career, he worked on all facets of the solid waste management business from dispatching and routing to contract negotiations and state facility permitting.