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In our adult lives, we spend a majority of our time at work. We find ourselves at our desks more often than at any other place, and it can feel as though our workspace is our “second-home”. So, why not treat it like that?

No matter how many people are working around you at the office, waste is going to be produced. We get it, you’re there to work, not to clean, so you really don’t feel like taking out the rubbish just before a meeting. But a messy workspace does bother you on some level, doesn’t it?

That’s why Skip It is here to help you responsibly manage waste, without making you the official office cleaner! Read on to discover our useful tips and tricks.

Reduce waste

To avoid handling an overwhelming amount of waste, why not get into the habit of reducing waste in the office from now on, to start with? Paper waste is one of the most common forms of rubbish typically produced in offices. Go paperless today, by encouraging your colleagues to do most of their work electronically.

This includes:

  • Editing important files digitally, before printing out final copies (if they have to be printed out at all)
  • Making greater use of modern technologies, such as email and project management software
  • Switching to virtual communications, including video-conferences and phone calls
  • Encouraging remote-working, to save carbon emissions on the morning commute

Reducing your paper waste, by avoiding the printer, can also help reduce the usage of ink and toner cartridges.

You can also replace the paper cups with mugs, and other reusable cutlery, plates and cups, in the kitchen. Moreover, try and purchase products with less packaging or with no packaging at all!

Manage waste responsibly

With responsible waste management comes having to sort out your own rubbish. Many areas in London don’t categorise their waste into plastic, paper, bio waste and other types. However, this shouldn’t discourage you from sorting out your rubbish, as it helps prevent recyclable and hazardous items from ending up in landfill.

To make the process easy, simply place different bins around the office, with signs or colours that indicate what type of rubbish belongs in which bin.

Most people are not fond of walking across the room to throw away their rubbish. Get everyone, or even just different departments, their own personal recycling bins, to improve responsible waste management in the office.

Book reliable business waste collection services

With the regular office hours usually running from 9am to 6pm, from Monday to Friday, it is important to remove and recycle large amounts of waste as often as possible, at least once a week. This can be a daunting task, especially when you have other responsibilities to attend to.

Here at Skip It, we offer reliable and efficient business waste collection services to a range of businesses across London. Our team of professionals and experts are on-hand to handle just about any type of waste – even hazardous waste!

Simply book a two-hour slot that suits your schedule, and we’ll arrive on time to remove your waste, quickly and effectively, as you and your team go on with your working day.

With our commitment to recycling, you can rest assured that your business waste will be taken care of responsibly. In fact, 95 per cent of all the waste we handle avoids landfill and gets recycled by our network of accredited recycling centres!

Sound appealing to you? Contact us and book your two-hour timeslot today!

Pia Subramaniam

4th October 2019

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