When was it we were supposed to move to the paperless office again? Offices still generate a lot of waste. Here are a few tips for reducing waste around the office and a reminder that, when it’s time for a refurb, hiring a skip is the cheapest and greenest way to dispose of all that faux-oak panelling and knackered old laminate desking.
Reduce Office Waste
By far the largest amount of waste generated by large offices is waste paper. Studies have shown that the amount can be reduced by introducing printing policies such as having all printers set to double-sided printing and disabling facilities that enable workers to print from their desk. When they have to get up and walk to the printer to initiate printing, your employees are far less likely to bother.
Reuse Office Waste
Boxes can be reused for storage and archiving. Envelopes can be reused for internal post. Large stickers enable envelopes to be reused for external post. Stationery has a tendency to migrate from office stores to people’s desks where it sits unused. From time to time, hold an informal audit and have everyone return their unused stationery.
Recycle Office Waste
Recycling costs less than disposing in landfill. Replace your employees’ personal waste bins with collective recycling points and watch as people’s habits change. Gradually increase the number of types of items that you recycle as a firm. Start with paper and plastic bottles and gradually introduce, glass, batteries and printer cartridges.
Hire a Skip to Dispose of Office Waste
For those big jobs – the aforementioned refurbishment or the deadfiling of an archive after a set number of years – hiring a skip is the most cost-effective way of disposing of large amounts of office waste. If you choose WT Skip Hire, it is also an environmentally-friendly technique of waste disposal as over 90% of the waste we collect is recycled.
For effective and responsible disposal of your office waste, hire a skip from WT Skip Hire. Call us on 01493 668118.