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5 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make with their Waste Removal

Jan 26, 2017

Companies can produce a wide variety of wastes each requiring specialized disposal needs. Be it medical waste, old batteries, or even classified documents there’s a correct way to dispose of any and all kinds of waste. Be sure you’re avoiding these 5 biggest mistakes companies make with their waste removal.

One mistake companies make with medical waste is improper medical waste disposal

Not Disposing of Hazardous Waste Correctly

Some companies make the big mistake of disposing of their waste on their own, and do so incorrectly. There are many types of wastes which should not be disposed of in normal trash as it poses serious health risks to the general public, yet businesses continue to make this mistake. Be sure you are disposing of waste properly, and if you’re unsure, contact your local waste removal service today.

Miscategorizing Waste

Certain wastes are expensive to dispose of, so be sure you’re only putting the correct waste in each container. A big mistake some companies make with their waste removal is by putting normal waste into containers which house waste requiring a more expensive method of disposal. By making this mistake, you’re paying more to dispose of waste which could be thrown out with normal trash.

Improper transportation of waste

Improper Transportation of Waste

Just because you gave your medical waste off to the waste disposal company doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. In many states, medical providers and other creators of hazardous wastes are responsible for their waste until it is correctly disposed of. Many companies make the mistake of hiring a company who incorrectly transports their waste and it back-fires on them. This is why it’s important to partner with an experienced and reputable waste removal service.

Not Correctly Training Employees

Be sure all of your employees know what waste goes in what container. This will help to ensure everyone on the job stays safe, and you’re not spending more than you have to when disposing of your company’s waste.

Going with the Cheapest Option

We understand budgets are important, but don’t make your decision for waste removal containers and the service that handles them solely on price. While it may save you money on materials, some containers are better at containing the hazardous waste than others. Even if they meet EPA requirements, that doesn’t mean it’s the safest container for your employees. By keeping your employees safe, you improve their workplace productivity because they are healthier and happier.

For more information on how to protect your business during the process of medical waste removal, get in touch with your local regulated waste removal service. BWS is a Maryland-based waste removal company servicing Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Virginia since 1985. To get in touch with BWS about our waste removal services, call us at 800-660-6581 or fill out the contact form on our website today.

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