4 Effective Strategies for Reducing the Costs of Waste Maintenance

Commercial waste that goes to landfill now costs nearly £100 per tonne of waste, so it’s important to save money wherever you can. You can do this by reducing the amount of waste your company produces where possible but you can also achieve it by implementing strategies for reducing maintenance costs.

To make it simpler for you, we’ve listed five effective strategies to do exactly that. 

  1. Simplify Procedures
  2. Review Training Practices
  3. Maintenance Schedules
  4. Invest in the Right Equipment for Your Waste Production

1. Simplify Procedures

All too often the processes surrounding waste maintenance can become too complex. This is because processes keep on being added to, creating a long list of steps people are likely to forget or choose not to follow. 

By reviewing your waste maintenance procedures, you can identify which practices need replacing or improving. An example of this could be investing in more efficient equipment so the process is quicker, easier and ultimately costs less. 

2. Review Training Practices

Training your staff in maintenance processes is essential. Not only will this reduce the misuse of equipment but it’ll also reduce the chances of a work injury occurring while using the equipment which could become very costly. As a result, the cost could increase even more.

3. Maintenance Schedules

You can’t always predict if your machinery is going to break down, but by investing in preventive maintenance, you can reduce the chances of it happening. To do this, set up a recurring maintenance schedule, encompassing all essential equipment, machinery and its accessories. 

Ultimately, this will save you more money down the line as breakdowns will be prevented and your day-to-day processes won’t be halted, forcing you to catch up.

4. Invest in the Right Equipment for Your Waste Production

Every business is different and that means each one will produce a different amount of waste. By investing in effective equipment, less time and money will be spent on waste maintenance. 

For example, if you’re a business that produces a small to medium volume of waste, a vertical baler could be the right solution for you. Semi-automatic balers are ideal for larger amounts of waste and fully automatic balers are powerful enough to crush, bale and wrap a large load of waste. 

Find out what you need before quickly making a decision. Doing your research and finding the right one can save you on costs in the long run.

Implement an Effective Waste Management Strategy

Waste management strategies are an essential part of every business’ daily operations. To run processes seamlessly, it’s important your waste isn’t piling up and posing a health hazard.

To ensure your waste management strategy meets legal requirements and is cost-effective, download our guide. It’s filled with everything from waste audits to best practices. Get your copy below and begin to implement your new waste management strategy right away.

Waste Management Strategy Guide