A free waste management service that aims to get more facilities management businesses to recognise the cost and environmental benefits of baling and compacting waste is being launched.
The service includes a free site survey to review businesses’ current waste management practices, a bespoke consultation to advise on where cost savings can be made and a free trial of a baler or compactor machine, plus training in how to use it.
Standard landfill taxes will rise to £88.95 per tonne in April 2018 and the latest figures suggest that UK commercial businesses are still producing around 15 million tonnes of waste per year.
Joe Roberts, Managing Director of phs Wastekit, commented: “It’s surprising how many businesses are still unaware of the huge cost reductions that they can make using a baler or compactor machine.
“Balers and compactors will – without exception – save businesses up to 90 per cent of their waste disposal costs, which will have a huge impact on their bottom line. The machines work by reducing the volume of general and recyclable waste by compacting it down and baling it, which means businesses can dramatically reduce the number of waste collections they need to pay for.
“A lot of businesses also don’t realise that they can actually make money from baled recyclables like cardboard and plastic. Selling baled recyclables to recycling companies can generate a whole new revenue stream for them and reduce their landfill tax bill.”