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Whether you own a restaurant, look after a hospital or support office spaces, your business needs to manage waste in the best way possible. Organisations that overlook the importance of waste management always pay for it, in some way, later. There are many waste options; we’ve put this blog together to find out which ones are suitable for you.

What are the best waste options for my business?

When considering the best waste options for your business, it is essential first to understand the breakdown of waste you are producing. The best way to do this is through conducting a waste audit- this will provide you with accurate data and insights into what kind of materials you’re producing and how much waste you’re creating. Auditing your current procedures whilst analysing where you can reduce packaging and discovering areas that might benefit from composting or other means of disposing of waste can be time-consuming but ultimately cost-saving. Moreover, it allows you to assess what is recyclable and highlight potential sources of reusable materials.  

Having all this information available at the start of your research will give you a solid basis to work off of and help determine which potential waste solutions might be most appropriate for your business. Once you have performed the audit(s), you can begin exploring different waste options and researching their sustainability elements, cost-effectiveness, compliance requirements and any other unique needs for your company. 


Look for ways to reduce the amount of waste your business creates. Start by reducing materials and packaging, avoiding single-use products, thinking about alternative delivery methods or using recycled materials. If possible, avoid over-ordering things you don’t need – this will help keep costs low and minimise waste output. Your waste audit will help. Ensure you know exactly how much you need of everything and how much is going to waste. This will help you save money while reducing the waste your company produces.

Reuse for my business

Prioritise Reuse at the beginning of your waste management process. Reuse is the first stage of a circular economy and can help reduce costs, minimise your environmental impacts and create value from existing resources. Seek out ways to use existing materials rather than buying new ones. If reusing products is impossible, consider repurposing or recycling them into new items. Look for ways your business can reuse or repurpose materials. Donating items to charities and local organisations can help prevent them from being wasted. If you have surplus resources that could be used in-house, consider upcycling them into something new.

Recycling for my Business 

As a business owner, you always seek ways to cut costs while doing what’s right for the environment. One way to do this is by implementing a recycling program for your business. Recycling can help you save money on waste disposal fees, while reducing your carbon footprint. In addition, recycling can be used as a marketing tool to show your customers that you are committed to sustainability. Harvard Business and Forbes have conducted studies highlighting the link between sustainability and profit. Customers and potential employees care about your environmental ethics and are more likely to part with their money if they believe you are implementing sustainable practices. As London’s leading waste management company, we help some of London’s largest businesses and buildings manage theirecycling. We have compiled a list of popular recycling options for London companies, utilising our expertise in the field.

Dry Mixed Recycling for my business

Dry mixed recycling involves items that would regularly go into your domestic recycling bin, such as paper, plastic, metals, and glass. Within an office, DMR tends to be one of the most widespread recycling methods as it covers the everyday items of most employees. At Bywaters, we specialise in innovative and cost-efficient solutions for Dry Mixed Recycling.

Glass Recycling for my business

Glass is one of the most accessible materials to repurpose; in many cases, it can also be 100% recyclable. As part of our glass recycling service, Bywaters can collect and sort all colours and grades, including glass bottles and jars.

Paper Shredding for my business

Paper shredding is reducing paper into small strips or fine particles. It is used to protect information from being read by people who are not authorised. Paper shredding is an important security measure for businesses and organisations that handle confidential information. There are many benefits to paper shredding, including the prevention of identity theft and the safeguarding of trade secrets. In addition, shredding can be used to recycle paper into new products. The shredded paper can be used as mulch, compost, or to make new paper products. We have many confidential waste management services for your business. Contact us today by clicking ‘here’ for a chance to discuss how we can help you keep your company’s information safe. 

WEEE Waste Disposal for my business

As the world increasingly relies on technology, the problem of e-waste disposal (WEEE waste) has become increasingly urgent. E-waste comprises electronic devices and components that are no longer usable; this includes everything from old computers and printers to cell phones and TVs. Disposing of WEEE waste properly is essential for protecting the environment, as many of these devices contain harmful chemicals that can leach into the soil and water. 

There are a few different options for disposing of e-waste. Many electronic manufacturers offer take-back programs, where consumers can return their old devices to the company for recycling or repurposing. There is also the safe option of partnering with us, as we offer collection for recycling or repurposing of all WEEE waste items.

Proper disposal of e-waste is crucial for protecting our environment. Taking advantage of recycling programs or e-waste disposal facilities can help keep harmful chemicals from our soil and water. 

Food Waste for my business 

We waste about 30% of the food we produce. That’s a lot of waste! And it’s not just food that gets wasted. Water, energy, and other resources are used to make that food; when it goes to waste, so do those resources. 

Fortunately, there are things businesses can do to reduce food waste. One method is to donate surplus food to charities or food banks. We partner with Olio, an app that helps you repurpose food and more for others. Hundreds of businesses successfully use Olio, helping thousands of people around London. Another way to reduce food waste is to compost. This recycles nutrients into the soil, which helps grow new crops and reduces the need for chemical fertilisers. Finally, businesses can work with their suppliers to reduce the food they order before it reaches the company. For example, restaurants can work with farmers to only order the amount of produce they will use. Speak with our experts today, to see how your business can better recycle or repurpose its food waste.

Reuse and repurpose before you recycle!

The most important waste option for your business will always start with a question. Question what you can do with the items you’re going to recycle. Can they be reused or repurposed first? Do you have the time to manage the many waste options from your business?

Speak with our experts today about how your business can start reusing, recycling and repurposing!



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