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Beyond the Bin: Why Proper Waste Management Matters

No matter the industry, proper waste management should be a big priority for any business. With the mounting threat of the climate crisis, it's becoming more important than ever to make sure that waste is handled responsibly in order to safeguard our planet’s future. Proper waste management goes far beyond merely disposing of rubbish; it involves comprehensive waste collection, sorting, recycling and, where necessary, safe disposal. With this in mind, in this blog we highlight why businesses should implement proper waste management practices, and how professional waste collection services like Newton Skip Hire can help.


The Importance of Proper Waste Management


If you’re not completely convinced that your company’s efforts will make that much of a difference, we’re here to persuade you otherwise! Here are just a few of the reasons why everyone should be practising proper waste management.


Reduces Waste to Landfill


Landfill sites are notoriously bad for the local environment, human health and even the economy. Due to the decomposition of a mixture of different waste materials, air and water in the area become polluted, biodiversity is destroyed and local residents can be impacted too. On a larger scale, the release of methane from decaying matter is the worst offender of all, as this harmful greenhouse gas is one of the most powerful driving forces behind global warming. 


If your business takes steps to manage its waste properly, you’ll effectively be reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and help protect the environment as a result. Fortunately, in recent years, there’s been a significant push to divert as much waste as possible from landfill sites, by making use of alternative solutions like recycling. 


Cost Savings


A huge amount of materials and products bought by businesses get wasted, often even going unused and still being chucked away! While this is obviously bad for the environment, it’s also bad for your budget. Because of this, it’s a good idea to conduct a waste audit at the start of your waste management process, which will make you more aware of just how much waste you’re creating and why. In doing this, you can identify problem areas and take steps to reduce the amount of waste produced and save money all the while. 


On top of this, with landfill taxes continuing to rise, you should not only be looking at ways to better manage waste, but also reduce the amount your business creates in the first place, in order to save money. This is especially true for construction and demolition companies.


Adds Value to Waste


Your waste should not always be ‘wasted’. What we mean by this is that some types of waste can actually hold great value when applied correctly. Whether it’s reused, recycled, incinerated for energy recovery or (in some cases) sold, it can be an incredibly valuable resource. Enlisting the help of a waste management company means that you won’t simply end up discarding your waste, but you could well end up giving it a new lease on life instead.


Preserves Natural Resources


Many natural resources are used in the production of commonly used materials, such as fossil fuels to power production lines or non-renewable ores to create the material itself. Through proper waste management, we will be able to reduce our reliance on virgin resources and effectively preserve them. 


Compliant with Legislation


The UK Government has laws and regulations in place to ensure that businesses fulfil their Duty of Care to properly manage the waste they produce. Legislation laid out by the Government includes the proper sorting and storing of waste, having the appropriate Waste Transfer Notes, the use of registered waste management providers and ensuring that all waste disposal is responsible and legal. 


Aligns with Customer Values


With the demand for sustainability in products and services ever on the rise, consumers are seeking green businesses to purchase from now more than ever. In fact, a 2023 NielsenIQ study found that nearly two thirds (61%) of UK consumers feel sustainability is more important to them than it was two years ago when it comes to the products and services they purchase. As such, businesses that demonstrate a commitment to eco-friendly practices through proper waste management are much more likely to be appealing to customers. Demonstrable waste management practices, with high recycling or zero waste to landfill outputs, is not simply good for your environmental policy, but will also help you to win over some customers too.


How Can Professional Waste

Disposal Services Help?


Now that we’ve discussed exactly why waste management practices are so important, let’s take a look at how you can start implementing them. For one, working with a professional waste disposal company can be massively helpful in getting your waste management strategy off the ground. A reliable waste management service will be able to offer your business the following:


Industry Knowledge 


As we discussed earlier, handling waste is not just about getting rid of rubbish; it also requires expertise in sorting, recycling and proper disposal methods. Professional waste disposal companies have the knowledge and experience necessary to manage different types of waste with care and efficiency. They’re also equipped to handle hazardous substances safely and ensure that recyclable materials are correctly processed.


Cost Effective


While some businesses might consider handling their own waste to save money, in reality this route often proves to be more expensive in the long run. The time, effort and resources required to manage waste internally can detract money which could have been used to fund core business activities and resources. On top of this, the risk of non-compliance with waste disposal regulations can lead to unexpected expenses down the line. 


On the other hand, working with a professional waste management company can be a cost-effective solution. They handle all aspects of waste disposal and processing, which reduces the need for your business to invest in their own waste management system. This allows you to focus on your main operations, while still safe in the knowledge that your waste is being handled professionally.


Sustainable Practices


With sustainability being a key consideration for modern businesses, choosing a waste disposal company that prioritises eco-friendly practices means that you can effectively enhance your green credentials and appeal to environmentally conscious customers.


Why Choose Newton Skip Hire?


If you’re now keen to seek out a reliable waste disposal company, look no further than Newton Skip Hire. Here are just a few of the reasons why we are the ideal choice for your waste management needs. 


Comprehensive Waste Collection Service


Newton Skip Hire offers a complete waste collection service tailored to meet the needs of various businesses. Whether it’s a small office or a large construction site, we have the resources and expertise to manage waste effectively. Our same day skip hire service also guarantees that waste can be promptly removed, preventing build-ups and the associated risks.


Recycling Commitment


What really sets us apart from our competitors is our commitment to recycling, with 90% of the waste we collect getting recycled - significantly reducing the amount of your waste that ends up in landfills. We are not only passionate about helping the environment, but we also want to help businesses achieve their sustainability targets.


Crushing & Screeding Service


Our unique crushing and screeding service is particularly beneficial for construction and demolition projects. By crushing waste materials on-site, we reduce the volume and make it easier to transport and dispose of. The screeding process makes sure that materials are sorted and processed correctly for recycling. 


Reliability & Efficiency


Your business needs a waste management partner they can rely on, which is why we pride ourselves on providing reliable and efficient services. Our fantastic team is punctual, professional and dedicated to making certain that waste is collected and disposed of with minimal disruption to business operations.


Custom Solutions


We understand that every business has unique waste management needs, and as such we aim to offer tailored solutions to meet these diverse requirements. Whether it’s providing different sizes of skips or offering specialised services for hazardous waste, we work closely with you to deliver bespoke waste management solutions.


Customer Support


Exceptional customer service is the name of the game here at Newton Skip Hire. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer questions, provide advice and ensure that the waste management process runs as smoothly as possible for you. 


Count On Us for Waste Management & Same Day Skip Hire


Choosing a sustainable waste collection service is now more important than ever - so trust your waste management needs to Newtown Skip Hire in Motherwell, where we have a proven track record for green refuse handling. We use state of the art MRF (material recovery facility) equipment to recycle an average of 90% of all of the waste we process - well above current UK Government targets! Plus, we always ensure anything we can't recycle is handled correctly.


For more information about our services, please get in touch with us today.





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