Keeping business waste collection prices low, while still working with a company who will offer you a great level of service, can be a daunting task if it’s not something you’re used to dealing with.
The two main factors that determine waste collection pricing are staff costs and the responsible disposal of waste. But there are a few things you can do within your business to reduce the price you pay.
Keep reading to find out how you can influence these factors and help to keep costs low
Pre-sort your rubbish for cheaper waste collection pricing
Waste removal companies and, in fact, all businesses, have a legal responsibility to dispose of waste in an environmentally friendly way.
This means that every effort should be made to recycle items that might otherwise be sent to landfill.
It is generally cheaper to dispose of rubbish that is pre-sorted by type (e.g. wood, metal, plastic). When rubbish is pre-sorted in such a way, it makes recycling a much quicker and simpler process.
Pre-sorting your rubbish will save a waste removal company both manpower and recycling fees, which can help lower business waste collection prices.
Think carefully about how much space you’ll need
When you’re booking business waste collection services, you should take your time to estimate the amount of space you’ll need.
If you’re hiring a skip, for example, you don’t want to waste money on one that’s half empty, but hiring one that’s too small could end up costing you more in the long run.
Skip It’s online enquiry form provides extra information on how much waste each skip can hold. It can be quite difficult to visualise, so we’ve broken it down into the number of black bin bags it would take to fill each of the different sized skips we offer.
Is a skip really what you need?
Skip hire is usually the first thing that springs to mind when people think of waste removal services, but there are many other options available.
For smaller jobs, a Wait & load service could be the most cost-effective solution for you. We’ll turn up in one of our specially designed vehicles, load your waste ourselves and only charge you for what we take.
For hard to access areas or properties that don’t have space for a skip, a grab lorry might be the ideal solution. Grab lorries can handle almost all types of waste and can be in and out within no time. Furthermore, they’ll save your team the time it would take to transport and load the rubbish into a skip or van.
If we’re talking a seriously big amount of waste, then a roll on roll off skip (or a RoRo) is what you’ll need. Whether you need it leaving on site for a few days or weeks, or you’d like us to wait while it’s loaded and take it straight away, you’ll get a service that perfectly meets your requirements.
Find a service that will work around your schedule
Along with business waste collection prices, you’ll also need to take time restraints into consideration.
At Skip It, we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because we understand that our customers need access to our services around the clock.
Whatever time of day or night you’re working, make sure your team aren’t hanging around waiting for a collection (and therefore wasting money) by taking advantage of Skip It’s 2-hour collection window.
Choose a reliable, responsible waste removal company
As a business, you have a responsibility to dispose of waste in an environmentally friendly way.
By choosing the cheapest option, you risk falling prey to unreliable business waste collection services that don’t dispose of waste responsibly.
In fact, if your waste ends up being fly-tipped and can be traced back to you, you might even be fined thousands of pounds.
You can find out more about your responsibilities on the government’s website.
Skip It is committed to recycling everything we possibly can. Last year, 92% of the waste we handled was recycled and therefore avoided landfill.
We help business all over London to dispose of their waste responsibly and we provide them with the compliance paperwork that proves it.
To talk to a member of our friendly and helpful team about which of our business waste collection services is right for you, please call us on: 0207 384 1221.