5 Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit from Responsible Waste Management

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As the fight continues to slow climate change, sustainable waste management is becoming a top priority for many businesses. Here are five ways small businesses can benefit from integrating eco-conscious choices into their business plan.

  1. Save money. The cost of hauling away recyclables is lower than that of trash. Therefore, making a concerted effort to recycle as much as possible is a great way for your small business to save money. Moreover, recovering and refurbishing used products or repurposing waste materials can help you stretch your budget.
  2. Improve your reputation. As a business owner, one of your top priorities is maintaining a positive image amongst your customers. Today, consumers are interested in supporting eco-friendly companies. Therefore, implementing sound waste management practices can help boost your company’s image.
  3. Boost employee morale. Morale tends to be higher at companies that invest in ethical and socially responsible behaviour. Employing clear waste disposal guidelines can get your staff excited about doing their part to create a healthier and cleaner planet, boosting job satisfaction.
  4. Increase workplace health and safety. Improper waste disposal can lead to a variety of workplace health and safety issues. For example, mismanaging hazardous waste can affect air quality, exacerbating asthma and allergy symptoms. Being mindful of how your waste is sorted, stored and disposed of will ensure your employees stay healthy and safe.
  5. Protect local resources. The environmental decisions your business makes can affect the local community. For instance, the more waste your business produces, the more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, polluting the natural ecosystem. Diverting as much waste as you can from landfills ensures local resources are protected and public health is maintained.

Whether you run a construction company, restaurant or manufacturing plant, Miller Waste Systems provides ethical waste management and recycling services to commercial clients throughout Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. We believe that correct handling of waste leads to a cleaner, more sustainable future.

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Miller Waste Systems offers commercial waste management and recycling services for businesses in various industries. You can rest assured your waste is processed for recycling or disposal in a regulator-approved Material Recovery Facility (MRF). We also offer roll-off dumpster bin rentals for construction and industrial waste. Contact us today to discuss your waste management options with one of our representatives.