Two factors to consider when hiring rubbish bins for your commercial premises

10 July 2017
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When hiring bins for your premises, there are several factors which need to be taken into consideration. Read on to learn more.

The amount of rubbish your business generates

It's important to choose the appropriate number of bins to meet your rubbish disposal requirements. If your business is relatively new and you are, therefore, trying to keep your overheads as low as possible, you might be tempted to opt for smaller and fewer bins than you actually need.

This is a false economy which is likely to result in some major problems later down the line. If for example, you only order two bins, when you really need four, the excess bags of rubbish that cannot fit into the bins will have to be left on the ground.

The presence of rubbish bags lying around the outside of your premises will create several problems. Firstly, the contents of these bags will, of course, begin to smell very quickly. This stench will continue to intensify during the days running up to date on which your rubbish removals company comes to collect them. The overpowering smell emitted from these bags could be extremely off-putting to your customers or clients.

Secondly, the sight of these bags may give passers-by the impression that there your business has hygiene problems; this could be a particularly serious issue if you happen to sell food or drink on your premises. In this situation, your professional reputation may be negatively affected and you may even experience a decline in sales.

The type of rubbish you generate

When hiring bins, it's crucial to take into consideration the type of rubbish your business produces. Your rubbish removals company will most likely have strict rules regarding what types of waste can go into their standard bins and if you attempt to put in prohibited items, the company might refuse to collect your business waste. This could lead to an unsightly and unhygienic accumulation of rubbish on your premises.

If you throw away a lot of cardboard, paper, plastic and other recyclable items, then it's worth investing in a separate recycling bin for these goods. Most rubbish removals firms offer both standard refuse and recycling collection services.

It should be noted that if your business deals with hazardous substances, you will probably need to arrange for this to be removed by a company that specialises in the safe disposal of hazardous waste materials. Throwing these type of things in with your normal rubbish could not only have an extremely negative impact on the environment but could also result in you receiving a large fine.