Restaurants, schools, hospitals, correctional facilities—any organization with a foodservice operation has to face the challenge of waste Financial Resourcesdisposal and its associated costs. Somat waste reduction equipment is an excellent investment, which will eventually pay for itself. Ultimately the equipment can save a foodservice operation money, while improving its waste processes, hygiene and safety while also improving the environment.
At Somat, we have developed an ROI calculator that will help with the investment decision and financing process. To see how the calcuator works, review the sample calculation. Then contact us to help you develop a custom ROI analysis tailored to your operation, energy usage and equipment needs.
Besides internal financing, it may be worthwhile to research state and federal grants and financing opportunities for foodservice, waste management and/or waste reduction equipment. To start, the EPA has a section on their website on federal funding sources for public agencies and businesses interested in funding waste management projects. www.epa.gov.
Many states have their own programs to support waste reduction activities and equipment. Check out individual state government sites. The EPA also lists many state programs on their site. As an example, go to www.epa.gov/region7/waste/solidwaste/funding.htm. And finally, your local community may offer financing resources to support solid waste reduction programs.