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Understanding Waste Management: How Trashco Inc. Supports Commercial and Residential Needs

By now you know that we here at Trascho Inc. are a bastion of waste management for any and all who need it. Yet, so far in our blog posts, we’ve focused largely on the needs of construction and retail businesses.

No longer!

Today’s post is going to dive into the issues that waste management poses to commercial and residential customers. We’ll go through the specifics of what makes their situations difficult, what they need to do in order to overcome those problems, and how our team can supercharge efforts.

If you’re part of a commercial business or you’re just doing a major cleanout and your garbage cans aren’t enough to deal with the waste, this is the post for you!

Commercial waste management needs

Source by Chris Meller, image used under license CC BY 2.0

Commercial businesses aren’t the first thing you think of when it comes to waste management. Construction and retail are large waste producers, as are residential areas in general. However, they are nonetheless a vital part of the community that need the same facilities and services to deal with their trash.

Whether you’re part of an office, restaurant, hotel, school, or other commercial building, you’re going to be generating waste as a result of your regular employees’ needs and those of your customers. All of this waste needs to be properly sorted into different types of recyclables, non-recyclables, liquids, and (if applicable) hazardous materials - you don’t want to be contributing to the massive amount of unnecessary landfill after all.

Yet, even when it’s been sorted, how do you get rid of everything? You need something that can handle the waste you’re producing, and do so responsibly to ensure that as much as possible is recycled and appropriately dealt with (in the case of hazardous materials).

This probably means that you’ll need either a front load dumpster or a roll-off container.

Front load dumpsters are suited to smaller loads, and to containing decomposable waste, as they prevent any odor from escaping until they’re emptied. Roll-off containers are designed for much larger amounts of waste, but mainly that which won’t start to smell if left out too long - recyclables and larger waste (such as that from construction sites) are a great fit here.

Once you know the kind of rental that you need, you’ll also have to figure out what size will best suit your business, and organize for it to be emptied regularly. This can be a little finicky, as if you have your containers emptied more regularly then you’ll be able to get away with having a smaller size. It’s a balancing act between cost, practicality, and how much waste you produce. If you need help deciding on the perfect size or collection schedule, try talking to our expert team!

Residential waste management needs

Source by Thibaut Devulder, image used under license CC BY 4.0

Most residential waste needs can be met by putting out your trash cans to be collected regularly. Residential waste only becomes an issue when you have to organize either the waste collection of several properties or when any given site is generating far more waste than usual.

Regular waste collection for multiple properties can typically be handled by city facilities, such as large shared plastic dumpsters. The real difficulty comes when dealing with infrequent surges in waste production.

When you’re moving house or clearing out a property after an eviction, bereavement, or even during an intense DIY project, a single garbage can isn’t going to cut it. That’s where a similar solution to commercial waste management comes in to save the day. A front load dumpster or roll-off container can be rented for however many days you need, emptied as often as you require, and all without requiring you to stop doing whatever clearing out you need to!

Challenges posed by responsible waste management

It doesn’t matter whether you have a garbage can, a front load dumpster, a roll-off container, or even a full-on waste compactor, you’ll always be faced with the same challenges when it comes to responsibly disposing of your waste.

  • Reducing waste

  • Sorting waste into categories

  • Recycling as much as possible

  • Effectively disposing of specialist materials

The most responsible thing any business can do is to reduce the amount of waste produced in the first place. That means that if you’re manufacturing products, reduce the volume of packaging used. If you have facilities to supply food to employees or customers, supply cutlery that can be washed and reused. Even limiting the amount of physical paper that has to be printed in an office by moving records onto a digital database can massively reduce the amount of waste you’re producing. This, in turn, means that you have less to dispose of.

Once you’ve limited waste production as much as possible, you need to sort your waste into categories to make it easier to appropriately dispose of. This is relatively simple - provide your employees or residents with different containers for different kinds of waste, make sure they’re collected and centralized (eg, in a dumpster) frequently, and you’re good to go.

The final two challenges are both largely dealt with when disposing of your waste, whether that be by taking it to a landfill or recycling facility yourself or arranging for a company to take everything away and handle that for you.

Speaking of which…

Trashco Inc. is the solution to all of your problems

Trashco Inc. is dedicated to cleaning up Laredo, with services that run on time, every time. Whether you’re a commercial, residential, or even construction customer, our team of experts will happily guide you through the process of selecting exactly what type of waste management services you need, how often we’ll come to empty the containers, and how to do all of that at the lowest cost possible.

Not only that, but our company is in this for the long haul - we’re committed to helping to save the environment while we clean up the streets. We take great pride in our waste management and disposal services to help your trash be processed in the most environmentally friendly way possible. You won’t catch us dumping everything into a landfill and calling it a job well done!

For more information on the services we offer and to see how you can best manage your waste while making a difference, click here to chat with our friendly team.

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