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How to cut costs and reduce risks

You might think that reducing the risks associated with hazardous waste will put a dent in your bottom line, but as this case study shows, you can cut costs, reduce your workload, satisfy your insurers and stay compliant. Here’s how.

Our customer was paying for regular collections of oily rag waste which they stored in large external bins on-site. Whether the bins were full or not, they were being charged the full-bin rate for removal. Meanwhile, full bags of waste had to be manhandled from the shop floor to the external bins – both difficult and dangerous.  There was another issue: the firm’s insurers wanted any internal waste to be held in metal containers to reduce fire risk.

Three requirements: safe internal storage, eliminate manual handling and cut costs of waste collection. Our answer was very simple – recycled steel drums on steel dollies. With a 205-litre capacity, hi-visibility lids and ‘Waste Station’ signage, these could be placed strategically around the factory floor. On a fortnightly basis, we would exchange any full drums.

Now our customer doesn’t have to handball the waste or pay for part bins and their insurers are happy. As part of our regular site visits, we handle the collection, transport, disposal, audit and compliance. Like all our solutions, it’s great value and very effective.

If you’re looking for a better way to deal with waste, talk to the experts.