COVID-19 Update: Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic we are experiencing extremely high call volumes but we do want to help you, please contact us on or complete our contact form. Learn More

Get A Quote

[honeypot sp-hnypt-3]

I agree

By checking this checkbox, you consent to receiving communications from B&M Waste Services about our waste services. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Shred your documents in 3 easy steps
1Approximate the number of boxes or bags of paperwork you require shredding and make payment online.
2We will send you our self seal security sacks to fill.
3Contact us to arrange collection and we will issue a certificate of destruction.

*all bags/boxes must be collected in a single visit
How many archive boxes do you have?
*Please note if you are ordering less than 10 bags/boxes, please click for home shredding options
How many bags do you have?
Enter your full postcode
Enter your email

* By checking the box below, you consent to receiving communications from B&M Secure Shredding about our shredding services. You can unsubscribe at any time.

*Calculate Your Shredding

If you are unsure how much shredding you have or have other specific requirements, please click here to Get A Quote.
£ Shred your documents in 3 easy steps
0 x Archive boxes
0 x Bag
Your calculated cost is
£(inc VAT)
The bags you will be ordering carry up to 20kg of paperwork, measure 90cm x 41cm and are made of reinforced thick paper.
If you would like to proceed on this basis please enter your contact details and click proceed to payment.
Change Order

B&M Waste say businesses can save money by utilising a more efficient waste management strategy

Categories: B&M News

Rather than viewing waste as costly but necessary problem, taking a step back and looking at potential improvements will enhance your organisation’s environmental and financial performance.

Know what waste you generate

It is easy to assume that you produce ‘general’ and ‘recyclable’ waste, but to tailor the right solution, at the right price, you need to understand the actual type, quantity and source of waste generated at your business premises.

Whatever the size of your property, take the time to look at the waste going into your general waste containers – you might be surprised at how much, and the type of, recyclable material that is mixed in there.

Embed practical recycling processes

By identifying which areas of your business premises produce what waste, you can modify the waste storage provisions to segregate more recyclate and reduce the more costly general waste collections.

Are the bins situated in a practical location? Are they clearly signposted? Is your recyclable waste being cross-contaminated with other materials? Does everyone have a desk bin that makes it too easy to mix the contents?

You need to have the right storage facilities available and ensure that all members of staff buy-in to their obligations.

Minimise the amount of waste you generate

Once you have assessed the type, volume and source of the waste streams, you can also find ways to minimise waste. This may involve rolling out a company-wide waste minimisation campaign, for example by encouraging people to print less paper, reuse their coffee cups, and wash out containers to remove food residue.

Speak to an expert

Now that you have garnered a better understanding of your waste, speak to a commercial waste management company who can advise on an effective strategy that is bespoke to your requirements.

Perhaps you have enough of a particular commodity to bale the material and generate revenue – such as cardboard, or a compactor could be useful to reduce general waste transport and disposal costs. Companies like B&M Waste Services can use the data you have collated to help determine if this is the case.

Neil Curtis, MD at B&M Waste Services said “We have significant experience of working in partnership with FMs. We have even devised an innovative system whereby the tenants are responsible for their own waste volumes. We can identify who produces what waste within multi-tenanted locations and allow the FM to apportion service charges appropriately. This gives the FM significant flexibility and transparency in terms of cost and recovery efficiencies.”

“It is important to always view the requirements on a site-by-site basis; there is no one size fits all approach. Our expert team will provide a free waste audit and put forward a custom-made no obligation proposal. This is done in line with the Waste Framework Directive, so we always look to identify additional opportunities for source segregation where “Technically, Environmentally and Economically Practicable” (TEEP).”

Get A Quote
about-us-icon address-icon Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. Fill 1Created with Sketch. bank bike bottle burger carrot cart charity cheeseburger close company-icon email-icon enquiry-icon footer_bg footprint fuel-can full-name-icon icon_block_recycling icon_block_shredding icon_block_total_waste_management icon_block_trade_waste icon_row_carbon_footprint icon_row_compliant icon_row_environmental_impact instagram linkedin minus_white phone-icon phone plus_white postcode-icon recycling-bin recycling search shop star-rate tractor twitter washing-machine wrench youtube