Historically, the contracts that controlled the management of waste tended to be focussed on the disposal of waste and were based on estimates of the waste that had to be collected. Collection of waste was often on fixed days, regardless of whether skips were full of rubbish or air. Furthermore there tended to be little focus on the recycling of waste and virtually no guidance as to how organisations could improve their waste management practices.
A number of factors, including competition between waste management contractors as well as the increase in customer awareness, now mean that we can dictate the types of service that we require. This can result in substantial financial savings to organisations as well as improved environmental performance.
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