Waste collection practices - does anyone have positive outcomes central waste stations instead of bins under desks?
I've been having some conversations with a large cleaning company who is encountering resistance from purchasing decision makers in stopping the collection of rubbish and recycling from bins under individual desks. The advantages as I see it are that the client company will save on cleaning costs and also get better segregation of waste and different recycling streams. The cost saving alone doesn't appear to be tipping the scales. Does anyone have a positive experience they can share in terms of reduced waste volumes or pickup frequencies that might help encourage some of these recalcitrant decision makers to make this change?
Thanks for your help.
We have implemented many recycling programs in large office buildings and have found the optimal system to be a single bin for recycling at each desk (or perhaps a shared bin for 'pod' arrangements) with landfill waste bins at central locations. The advantages of the system are increased recycling rates and reduced cleaning costs, and many staff actually prefer not having rubbish bins under their desks. Happy to discuss further if you'd like to contact me directly.