When you havea dumpster you are using as a waste removal solution, it’s important to know what types of materials you are allowed to put into it. While most items can be tossed into a commercial trash container, there are certain materials that fall into the category of hazardous waste and cannot be placed in the dumpster for safety reasons. Additionally, there are certain items that you might choose to recycle.
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So, how do you identify these different types of materials and dispose of them safely and responsibly? A knowledgeable customer service representative from a reputable waste management company, such as Waste Cost Solutions, can advise you on the differences between true waste items, hazardous items and recyclable items.

Waste management companies understand that different types of businesses will accumulate different types of waste, and they know to ask you about the types of garbage (such as food waste, office trash, etc.) that your property, restaurant, retail shop or business generates on a regular basis. They can then formulate a waste removal plan for your individual situation.

A waste disposal company will help you identify hazardous materials (such as Freon, paint, chemicals and tires) that are not allowed to be placed in dumpsters and assist you with a plan for safely disposing of garbage, recycling and hazardous waste from your premises. Additionally, many waste management companies help their clients go green by offering recycling programs.

A waste disposal company will constantly seek out ways to increase your garbage removal bottom line because they need to increase their bottom line. However, a reputable waste management company does not let the “hen watch the hen house” in the following ways:

1. Monitoring the frequency with which you fill your dumpster and selecting the best pick-up days and frequency of pick-up in order to best serve you.

2. Performing an audit to determine how much of the waste your business generates is recyclable (in accordance with local regulations), as well as how much time and effort would be required on your part to participate, and then offering a recycling program that best suits your needs.

3. Renegotiating costs based on the type of waste and frequency of removal.