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Since our founding, the Waste Focus Mission has been to provide our clients with the most cost effective solid waste management and trash removal services available in any given marketplace. It is also our mission ensure that all services provided are: matched to our clients’ needs; reliably delivered; and compliant with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations.
Did you know?
In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. This means that a 150-lb. adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs of trash for his/her children.
More than 56 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. during 2007 was recovered for recycling — an all-time high. This impressive figure equals nearly 360 pounds of paper for each man, woman, and child in America including Oklahoma City, OK
Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every year. If every American household recycled just one out of every ten HDPE bottles they used, we’d keep 200 million pounds of the plastic out of landfills every year.
If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you’d get about 700 of them. A supermarket could use all of them in under an hour. This means in one year, one supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags.
Reducing Your Business’ Waste and Recycling Expenses in Oklahoma City
Regardless of where you’re located in Oklahoma City, increasing disposal and waste costs are a definite concern for your business. The biggest concern, apart from the authorities knocking on your door, is the mounting expense. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies that you can use for the purpose of reducing expenses on waste and recycling. Here are the most popular ones:
Reducing the Production of Waste
You can reduce your recycling waste expenses by reducing the amount of waste that is produced during operations of the business. Such a strategy would require you to highlight sources of waste that can be removed altogether.
The Possible Strategy: Going Paperless
Paper serves to be one of the leading forms of waste that a business produces. Going paperless would mean reducing the usage of paper as much as possible. This can be accomplished through the operating over digital means rather than with paper. This might include using 2 or 3 monitors rather than printing on paper to do your work. Using paper is a hard habit to break, but it can be done.
The Potential Concern
While the strategy of going paperless can be effective, there’s a high probability that the business might spend too much of its energy on the reduction of waste. However, once people are in the habit of working in a paperless environment, it’s a great savings for businesses in Oklahoma City in terms of supply costs and disposal costs.
Recycling is, perhaps, the best way for a business to reduce their waste and disposal costs. Recycling is not only good for the business but it is good for the environment as well.
The Possible Strategy: Make Recycling Easier
A strategy through which businesses can achieve a higher rate of recycling is through the creation of separate bins for trash, recyclables, food and organics. The bins need to be clearly labeled, so that the employees know exactly where to put what. The bins need to be placed next to one another, at convenient locations, so that the waste might be collected and sorted into categories at the same time.
The Potential Concern
Recycling was THE way to go for businesses, when it came to dealing with their waste. However, the fact that China has imposed a ban on the import of 24 categories of recyclables and solid waste caused some challenges. Why? China is the largest importer of numerous recyclable materials, due to the position it holds in global manufacturing. The imposition of the ban means that China will not import categories of plastic, textiles and mixed paper among other things. This has resulted in a situation of “overloading” for the recycling houses of numerous developed countries all over the world, including the USA, Australia and the UK, just to name a few. The overloading has caused the costs of recycling to reach new heights, making it less accessible especially to the smaller businesses.
Managing Food Waste
Regardless of whether it’s Oklahoma City or any other U.S. city, people tend to have the habit of wasting food. It would help us all to be aware (and careful) of how much food we’re buying so that we can waste less in the end.
The Potential Strategies
Depending upon the kind of food waste that you’ve got, there are a number of strategies that you can implement. For instance, products such as bio-fuels and fertilizers can be produced using certain kinds of food waste. If the food waste of your company qualifies in one of these categories, then you can easily scrap off your food waste to a suitable business that will accept it. However, if the food doesn’t qualify for such a strategy, you can always turn it into animal feed or donate it to such individuals who are unable to afford food in today’s high-priced economy.
If you’re a business that needs help in dealing with their continuously increasing disposal costs, then Waste Focus is the answer to all of your needs!
Waste Focus is a company formed by professionals in the waste management industry for the sole purpose of helping businesses with their waste problems, whether in Oklahoma City or anywhere else in the nation.
Waste Focus has a complete network of companies at its disposal to help you out. From waste collection and disposal services, to recycling, to bulk pick-ups, Waste Focus can tend to it all for your business.
Regardless of whether you’re a distribution center, a grocery store or a hospital, Waste Focus has everything needed to reduce your solid waste and recycling expenses. What differentiates Waste Focus from an ordinary waste hauler is the fact that the interests of Waste Focus don’t conflict with the interests of your business.
Because Waste Focus doesn’t own any trash companies, trash haulers or landfills. What this means is that Waste Focus will not benefit, in any way, by increasing your service volume. The only source of revenue for the company is a percentage of savings that Waste Focus achieves for your company through its group purchasing power. If Waste Focus is unable to achieve savings for you, it doesn’t get paid. If it does find your business savings, everyone wins!