Are You following Waste Management Process?

by OMS Admin

A waste management process is both important and required under the law. The regulations intend to reduce commercial waste, recycle waste, and safely move or store it to prevent fires, slips, trips, and blocked exits.

Commercial waste is any waste originating from industry, agriculture, demolition, or construction. This could be scrap metal, compostable materials, chemical waste, paper, wood, glass, plastic, or rubber.

Waste management and health & safety are crucial in all businesses, and here we take a look at the processes and guidelines you must follow.

Waste Management Processes & Guidelines

Reducing waste is the first goal that the guidelines for waste management intend to achieve. You must do everything in your power to keep waste to a minimum and follow this three-step process in the following order:

  1. You must first search for ways to prevent waste
  2. If waste cannot be prevented, you must determine if it can be reused
  3. If waste cannot be reused, you must recycle it, if possible

You must also store and sort waste safely. This means using suitable labelled containers, and these should be covered if they are situated outside, to prevent wind blowing the rubbish away and prevent contamination from runoff.

You must fill out a waste transfer note for every load of rubbish that leaves your business premises and keep this for two years. You need to ensure the waste carrier is registered for waste disposal and not allow the waste carrier to illegally dispose of your waste.

Hazardous materials come with stricter waste management policies and procedures.

Waste Management Equipment

Vehicles that help businesses with their waste management are extremely useful in streamlining processes. These vehicles come in many different forms, such as road legal waste tippers, bin tugs, and electric pedestrian trucks with mesh cages for rubbish bags.

Epower Trucks provides several solutions:

  • Electric platform trolleys are ideal for warehouses, waste management plants, factories, and retail units
  • The N1 electric utility vehicle is for inner-city rubbish collection
  • The Glutton Vacuum electric pedestrian range makes light work of collecting general rubbish from streets and pavements 

Waste Management Tips

by OMS Admin

Waste management is an important issue for UK businesses and factories. Firms are under more pressure than ever before to reduce their environmental impact and save money at the same time.

Effective waste management is vital, regulations must be adhered to, and businesses should always dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous materials responsibly. Here we have a few tips for reducing waste disposal and collecting and moving rubbish.

If your company has a severe problem, it may be time to recruit an industrial waste management firm to analyse your business and adopt new strategies.

Industrial Waste Management

Improving your industrial waste management begins with monitoring your waste to know how much you are creating. With a little record-keeping, you can set targets and see if you achieve them. Don’t forget to monitor specific waste types and the departments where rubbish is generated because this can give you great insights as to where to get started.

A thorough review of your processes should also consider your recycling strategy. Are recyclable materials finding their way into the right bins, and do containers have signage to promote their use and indicate which is for plastic, paper, composting, and glass?

Where possible, your firm might choose to buy in bulk to reduce packaging. You can also investigate exchange opportunities with other businesses because what you see as rubbish might be a valuable resource for another company.

It is not just the shop floor where you can make an impact, though. You could consider switching from bottled water in your break room to drinking glasses, or you could find a bottled water supplier who uses reusable bottles.

Waste Management Vehicles

ePowerTrucks can help you collect, move, and dispose of waste indoors and outdoors. Whether it is an electric bin tug, a pedestrian truck with a mesh cage for rubbish bags, or a road-legal waster tipper, we have solutions to help.

Our N1 electric range of waste management vehicles are created for inner-city rubbish collection. Our N1 can be fitted with different bodies, including cage sides.

Our Glutton Vacuum electric pedestrian waste management vehicle range is ideal for general rubbish collection around city centre streets and pavements. It is fully electric and has a built-in filter for ease of use. The Glutton Zen is a silent street sweeper that is compact yet powerful. It is in its prime working in confined spaces, town squares, alleyways, and marketplaces.

From local authorities to warehouses and manufacturing, ePowerTrucks is ready to help.