Look For Savings In Your Trash, Guest Series Part 3Source: Ecova
By Paige Kindell, vice president, resource managment solutions, Ecova
If you took a peek inside a dumpster at your business and discovered $50,000 in cash, you probably wouldn’t hesitate to jump in and grab it. However, multi-site businesses throughout the country are throwing money out with their trash every day because they aren’t viewing waste as a controllable cost. Small oversights over multiple sites for a long period of time results in wasted resources, whether it’s regular pickups of a dumpster that’s only half full, trash going to a landfill that could instead be diverted to recycling or composting streams more cheaply, or sticking with an expensive hauler because you lack visibility into the potential savings associated with rebidding your service. Fortunately, waste expenses are controllable through non-capital-intensive projects and employee education with the potential for saving thousands of dollars each year — savings that go right to your bottom line.