Problems Associated with Unauthorized Dumpster Use
As a storage business with open dumpsters on your sites, it may be difficult to prevent your customers from using your dumpsters when they empty out their units. The most pressing concern with unauthorized trash dumping is that the space you need in the dumpster for your own trash will be occupied by the trash of others.
You may also have to deal with the financial consequences of unauthorized trash dumping. For instance, if lots of your customers start dumping their trash into your dumpster, then your bills may go up because the container is considered overloaded or the excess weight of their trash may exceed the designated weight limit – or may even cause you to require extra pickups.…
Retail is an incredibly profit-driven industry – and while there are many methods to improve your success, one of the most reliable involves eliminating unnecessary costs. Waste is one such cost center that shouldn’t be ignored. As with all direct costs, any savings generated by reducing the volume of waste goes directly to your bottom line.
Most retail firms have waste and recycling programs that have been in place for some time, but significant cost saving opportunities still exist by first identifying where waste is occurring and then designing it out of the process entirely.
Some of the greatest benefits from this revised approach are:
- Reduced environmental impact and disposal fees
- Improved regulatory compliance
- Increased profits
- Stronger corporate image
With companies being measured more and more on their environmental performance as well as their financial capabilities, and with stricter requirements coming due to ESG, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your waste management operations are as sustainable as they can possibly be.…
In the U.S., the magnitude of food waste at a national scale is astonishing; three times more food is wasted than it would take to feed every single hungry person in the country. Meanwhile, the restaurant sector generates 11.4 million tons of food waste annually, at a cost of billions of dollars.
In this second article of our two-part series on improving profitability through waste minimization, we look at the technologies that can help drive savings in not just your waste bills, but in procurement, energy and labor costs.
Smart meters provide a simple way to monitor and track the food waste from a professional kitchen, and when used as part of a regular auditing and monitoring process (see our part 1 article in this series, “Strategies to Minimize Waste and Save Money” for more detail), they can make a significant impact on pre-consumer waste, reducing procurement and waste disposal costs.…
In the first article of our two-part series on improving profitability through effective waste management and minimization, we looked at the strategies that healthcare facilities can utilize to drive efficiencies. In this second article, we turn our attention to the technologies that can drive significant savings in your waste bills.
Reverse Osmosis Treatment of Wastewater in Hemodialysis
Over 383,900 individuals in the U.S. undergo maintenance hemodialysis, with patients being exposed to between 300 and 600 liters of water depending on their prescription. For healthcare facilities offering dialysis treatment, Reverse Osmosis technology offers a great cost saving potential.
Reverse osmosis is a water treatment technology that incorporates the use of a semipermeable membrane to remove impurities from water.…
Businesses are all seeking efficiencies in their operating processes and wise companies don’t leave waste out of the equation. In this two-part series, we look at the strategies and technologies that can help businesses in the food service industry drastically cut their waste bills and procurement costs.
Benefits of Implementing Waste Minimization Strategies
Capturing pre-consumer food loss can offer a vital boost to profitability, with food costs representing between 28 – 35% of gross income in restaurants. It’s no wonder that sustainable foodservice is now a goal which many operators are pursuing aggressively.
By reducing the amount of waste you produce, you will save money on commodities, labor, energy and disposal costs.…