What Is Commercial Waste?

A garbage waste container

A garbage waste container

In the wake of pollution and global warming reaching all-time highs, it’s about time we all get serious about our waste problems.

Commercial buildings are among the top polluters in the city; read to find out precisely what commercial waste is, how to minimize it, and how to dispose of it correctly.

What Is Commercial Waste?

Commercial waste is any waste that’s produced by businesses in their buildings and premises. This means that any waste that’s produced by your gym, your school, your office building, your bar, or your theatre is commercial waste. Examples of commercial waste include paper, cardboard, food wrappers, cans, packaging, and more.

To clear up the confusion— any waste that has been produced by a business is commercial waste and needs to be discarded according to the laws and legal guidelines set by the government for such institutions.

Disposable cups in the garbage

Disposable cups in the garbage

Minimize Waste

The ideal means to regulate your commercial waste is to recycle it. Not only is it super lucrative for your business, but you’re also going to be reducing the harm that this waste does to our landfills and environment.

To encourage recycling, install recycling bins in your building, outlining things that you can recycle. This is an effective means to separate recyclables before waste collection. Recycle and reuse all the materials you can, such as using tins and cans as stationary holders. If you’re a food business, you can set up food banks to reduce food waste since thirty-five million tonnes of food waste end up in landfills per year.

Store Safely

A legal requirement requires you to collect and keep commercial waste safely in suitable waste containers and covers. All of these vessels must be labeled appropriately, and you need to check for any hazardous waste like chemicals, batteries, oils, and more. Hazardous waste is disposed of differently and also needs to be stored separately.

Commercial waste is seriously harmful to the environment, so you should arrange for waste recycling and disposal services.  Every time your waste leaves your commercial building, you need to complete a waste handoverdocument or similar certifications. Since there are several legal procedures involved in the correct disposal of commercial waste, you should hire a trusted waste disposal service.

At Facilities USA, we offer residential and commercial waste recycling services and waste disposal services. Along with garbage recycling services, we also have fire protection services and specialists that’ll ensure your building remains protected at all costs.

Get in touch with us at INQUIRY@FACILITIESUSA.COM for more info on our services.


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