Waste Management best practices for commercial businesses

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Your business creates waste; there is no way around it. That’s why our commercial waste management team has put together a list of the best practices for dealing with and preventing waste in the workplace. Following these four suggestions will help you save money while easily handling all of your waste disposal needs.

Don’t Mix Waste

If you have both standard waste and hazardous waste make it a company practice to separate them into different containers for disposal. This will bring down the cost of waste disposal for the portion that does not contain hazardous substances. It is also possible that the interaction between hazardous and regular waste may result in a chemical reaction that creates an even more expensive disposal problem.

Use Fewer Caustic Chemicals

Instead of using industrial strength cleaners that are full of potentially hazardous chemicals, invest in Earth friendly cleaning solutions that don’t require special disposal. These products often clean just as well as the industrial ones and the increase in initial cost can be made up in the savings had on waste removal.

Label Your Containers

Make it easy for your workers to identify the correct place to dispose of waste materials. Make it a practice to check to make sure that the correct items are in the correct spots. Also continually monitor any chemical containers that are stored on the property.


This might be the most important thing you can do to positively impact your business. Several items that your business might use could be recyclable, including things like printer cartridges, antifreeze, motor oil, paper, etc. By separating all of the recyclables and entering into partnerships with companies that handle them, you can reduce the amount of waste your company generates. Less waste means lower costs for disposal. The bottom line on recycling is that it is great for your bottom line.

Key Takeaways:

  • Save money on waste disposal by separating your hazardous and regular waste.
  • Eliminate hazardous chemicals whose jobs can be done with Earth friendly products.
  • Label your refuse containers to keep everything simple for your employees.
  • Recycle everything you can to reduce waste costs and potentially introduce a new source of income.

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