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Saving Money On Waste Removal

We’re a world on the brink of a waste crisis. According to statistics from the United Nations, we dump over 2 billion tons of landfill waste every year around the world. A figure that could, shockingly, increase by around 70% by 2050. And as more and more non-recyclable plastics make their way into our ecosystem via landfill, some experts warn that there could be more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050, too. As such, in our business and domestic habits, we’re all keen to deal with our waste in a way that’s environmentally responsible.

However, we also face a tricky balancing act. We need to do right by the planet we all share, yet we also need to mitigate the expenses that come with managing our waste. Here are some ways in which we can save money on waste removal at home and at work...

Reuse, repair and repurpose where you can

One of the most effective ways to save money on waste removal is to reduce the number of waste that needs to be removed. This can be done by reusing, repurposing and repairing items which we might otherwise consider waste. From upcycling old clothing to using your business’ waste paper or shredding to line your pet hamster’s cage, you can avoid waste removal costs while using the Rs- Reuse, Repair and Repurpose. With a little imagination, you may be surprised by how easy it is to reduce the amount of waste collections our home or business needs.

Use a local waste management company where possible

Whether you’re moving to a new business premises, purging your home of unwanted belongings or simply looking for a new partner to handle your recycling, you should consider using a local waste management company. Larger national companies spend a fortune on marketing and infrastructure. And these are inevitably reflected in their pricing structures.

Using a local firm will usually enable you to save money without compromising your commitment to the environment. Whether you need to remove large volumes of domestic waste or commercial recycling.

Compost your waste for a healthy garden

When it comes to your domestic food waste, you may assume that the best way to deal with it is to throw it in with your landfill waste. It’s biodegradable, after all. However, if you have a garden, you could be missing out on a money saving opportunity that will also help you to make your garden grow beautifully.

Wherever possible, you should add food waste to your compost heap to save money on commercial fertilizers. Not only does it save you money… it actually does a better job of keeping your garden healthy and beautiful than anything you’d buy at the garden centre. Plus, in an age where we have so many plant-based, compostable alternatives to plastic, your compost heap could keep more waste than ever out of the landfill.

So you save money on waste removal and garden supplies!

With a little know-how and imagination, there are all kinds of ways in which homes and businesses alike can save money on waste removal.