Working co-operatively with other businesses to benefit from shared waste services can lead to reduced waste management costs. It can also help reduce the amount of storage space you need in your premises for different bins if you can share facilities with neighbouring businesses. Whilst there are clear benefits to this approach, it has to be carefully managed to avoid contamination and someone has to take overall responsibility to ensure that all businesses using the facilities present their waste to the satisfaction of their Waste management contractor.
You may have your premises serviced by a facilities management company (e.g. if you share a tenanted property with other organisations). In such cases, the facilities management company may organise waste management services for the whole property. It is worthwhile to review these arrangements regularly to ensure that the waste services meet your requirements and that you are getting the best value for money.
Appropriate arrangements are required to ensure the secure storage, authorised transfer and further management of the material from shared facilities to comply with Duty of Care responsibilities. These may be developed in a bespoke manner to suit individual circumstances.
Working co-operatively with other businesses to benefit from shared waste services can lead to reduced waste management costs.