Tips For Reducing Christmas Business Waste Collections
You may be wondering what will happen to your commercial waste collections over the Christmas period. If you are closing down for the festive period, you may want to bring your collections forward. Generally, collection routes are set weeks in advance. However, if you need additional collection days, you must contact your service provider a month before Christmas.
Here are some tips for reducing your Christmas business waste:
Changes to commercial waste collection service over the festive period.
In addition to regular rubbish collection times, changes to your commercial waste collection service over the festive period may also apply to your Christmas tree. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day collections will take place two or three days later than usual, and you may have to switch your collection date to a weekday. If you cannot avoid bin collections over the festive period, you should try to make arrangements for a collection of your Christmas tree at a Community Recycling Centre.
The commercial waste collection service schedule will change over the festive period, affecting collections for businesses and households alike. Most rubbish and recycling collections take place on Mondays so that residents can expect the same service as usual. On Fridays and Mondays, make sure to put your bins out early, so the collection crew can make their rounds before 7 am.
During the festive period, rubbish, recycling, and garden waste collections will continue. Crews will continue to collect general waste and food waste. The exceptions to this schedule include New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.
As December is a time of festivities, there will be an extra waste. In Westminster, businesses waste over six thousand trees’ worth of cardboard during Christmas. The equivalent of 915,342 Christmas dinner turkeys can be thrown away during the festive period. Throughout the festive period, your commercial waste collection service can make arrangements to collect this non-recyclable waste.
You will be charged for this service.
Alternative collection days for general trade waste and mixed recycling For recycling office items, such as paper and magazines, you should contact a specialist contractor who can collect these materials. Different contractors have different hours of operation, and these will vary depending on the agreement you have with your provider. Generally, you can expect to receive a collection once a week or six days a week, depending on the size of your business and the amount of waste you produce.
Be sure to put out your bins no later than six am to ensure that your bin is collected on time. Tips for reducing Christmas business waste If you are in the holiday shopping mood, here are some tips for reducing Christmas business waste collections. To avoid unnecessary waste, consider using reusable shopping bags. If you do not have any, make sure to collect them and place them in a reusable bag for recycling. You can also take your plastic bags to the recycling drop-off location to recycle them.
Remember to pack your bags in a reusable bag to prevent them from ending up in the landfill. The busy festive season often brings extra waste, and Christmas is no different. Businesses in the United Kingdom alone throw away nearly 100 million black bags filled with gift packaging and 108 million rolls of wrapping paper. To reduce Christmas business waste, first, determine where you can reduce your consumption. Try to audit your previous orders and if you have a limited number of items, cut back.
Similarly, you can reduce your waste by buying fewer, better quality products. Use reusable cloth bags for shopping. If you can’t avoid purchasing reusable bags, buy items that require minimal packaging. Try to buy items that have a high recycled content. Wrap gifts in recycled wrapping paper or avoid wrapping them at all. Recycle the used wrapping paper or send recyclable ones. Baked goods are great gifts, so they don’t require packaging. If possible, use recyclable containers to pack them.
Remember to recycle all rubbish. Plastic containers, aluminium cans, glass, and cardboard are good choices. When discarding old furniture, try to contact a reuse organization. This organization will find ways to use your old furniture. For example, if you are throwing away a Christmas tree, you can find a place for the needles and plant them after the holiday season. If you don’t want to donate the Christmas tree, you can buy an artificial one and plant it in your garden.
Reducing Christmas Business Waste – Learn more about UK business waste statistics here
Other useful links from our Commercial Waste Centre
Why Should Your Business Go Paperless?
Choosing a Garage Waste Management Service
Developing an EMS for Hazardous Waste
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