What is Right-Sizing?
Right-Sizing is the process of adjusting your waste collection services to match the amount and type of waste your business produces.
Most businesses produce significant amounts of recyclables and organic waste, yet many only contract for trash collection. This “one size fits all” strategy is bad for the environment and could be hurting your bottom line.
Recycling is less expensive than land-filling, so businesses that recycle and reduce their trash services could save money on waste collection.
When you right size correctly, you will only pay for the services that you need and none that you don’t.
Why Should I Do It?
Waste collection haulers generally charge less to collect recyclables than to collect garbage from businesses because they re-sell clean recyclable materials back to manufacturers for cash. By recycling more and reducing the amount of garbage you send to a landfill, you might be able to save money on your monthly garbage bills.
When you adopt waste reduction and recycling practices, you may be eligible to become a publicly recognized as a ReWorksSA Recycling Certified business.
Get a Waste Assessment
To find out what is in your dumpster. You can:
- Check out our right-sizing tool to get an estimate based on your industry profile.
- Call your hauler and ask for a waste and recycling assessment.
- Contact our Commercial Recycling Team for a free in-person consultation.
Once you have a good idea of the recycling services you need, use the Solution Station to find the most cost effective solution.
Once you have started recycling, you should be able to reduce your garbage collection. Using a smaller container or having the container emptied less often is the most critical step in saving you money.