The Waste Challenge
Waste and associated hauling costs are a huge issue for any organization seeking to save money and keep budgets in check. Cost reductions, however, while a key goal, aren’t the only issue you face.
Even without the hauling costs, waste can have a negative impact on your whole operation.
- Unsanitary Food WasteOrganic and inorganic waste accumulates and has to be stored and managed until it can be hauled somewhere.
- There are issues with employees whose paid time making routine trips to the dumpster may be better spent with more productive work, these trips may also provide opportunities for distractions and prolonged breaks.
- Unfortunately, back and forth walks to the dumpster can also become a security concern, facilitating the theft of your organization’s property as it “goes out with the trash.”
- Food waste provides breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria and is attractive to vermin.
- In areas where garbage disposers are not allowed, organic wastes must be stored until they can be hauled away. This creates runoff, smells and generally unsanitary conditions. Or, valuable refrigeration or freezer space has to be used to store organic waste.