With hotels, cafes, and restaurants in every town and city, it’s no surprise that they each generate hundreds of thousands of tonnes of business waste each year. This includes all waste from packaging and glass, to food waste.
Types of waste
The first step in reducing your business waste is by understanding the types of waste you are producing. The typical waste that a hospitality business may generate is wet, dry, and electrical waste (WEEE).
Dry waste is any uncontaminated waste that can be recycled such as plastic, paper, glass and metal. It’s important to keep wet and dry waste separated to maximise recycling opportunities and divert as much waste from landfill as possible. For more guidance on business waste, read our blog here.
Importance of Business Waste Management in the Hospitality industry
Although it’s the most obvious answer, reducing your business waste is important as it will help the environment. Not only this, but it will help your business reduce costs and overheads in the future. By simply reducing the amount of food you produce, you’ll save the amount you throw away.
And it’s not just food. The hospitality industry also discards 1.3 million tonnes of packaging and 0.66 million tonnes of other non-food waste such as kitchen paper, newspapers, and plastic. Don’t believe us? Hilton Hotels saved $200k per year with an effective waste management plan. If your business is lacking a waste management plan, get in touch today to discuss implementing one.
How to Reduce Food Waste as a business?
The largest contributor to hospitality waste is food waste. So how do we reduce the amount of food waste that will end up in landfill? Many businesses in the hospitality industry throw away perfectly good food, as it cannot be served the next day. However, some people need that food for dinner. Instead of throwing the food away, why not get in touch with your local council or community centre and see how your food could make a difference?
How to reduce General Waste as a business?
Perhaps you’ve noticed your staff being more wasteful than they should be, or there are simple swaps to more sustainable products that would make a difference in the amount you throw away. By training your staff to reduce and reuse items, you are practising better recycling habits and promoting an example to follow for other businesses.
Types of bins suitable for Business waste
In an effort to cut back on your business waste, the supply of recycling bins will greatly help you to reach this target. Size, material and purpose are all important factors to consider when choosing the right type of bin for your business.
If you’re unsure which bins are suitable for your business waste, we’ve got you covered. Read our article for more information on how to know which bin your business needs.
Finding the right Waste Management provider
In an aim to do your part and cut back on the rubbish your business produces, it would be a more than sensible idea to employ the help of a waste management service. But how do you know you’re choosing the best one?
You’ll need to consider:
- The materials that you’ll recycle
- Does the service come to you?
- Is the service suitable for the size of your business?
- How will the materials kept for recycling be stored?
- Will you be offered Bins?
- How will you pay for the service?
How we can help with your Business Waste
If you’re based in Kent and are not sure where to start, enlist the help of a professional waste management company today to start saving money for your Kent business. Contact CDDL today for more details.