From food waste to paper scraps, most facilities generate a variety of waste. That’s why it is important to have the correct amount and types of waste receptacles for the facility. Before you can begin deciding on what types and how many waste receptacles you’ll need, it’s often helpful to assess your facility.
Facilities tend to contain a multiple assortment of areas (kitchens, restrooms, office areas, etc.) and each area is going to accumulate waste in different amounts. A good rule of thumb is to evaluate each room based on traffic.
A restroom is certain to receive a consistent amount of traffic throughout the day, so making sure to accommodate people with a larger, appropriately sized waste receptacle makes sense. In contrast, a worker’s office may only have one person in it all day, so a larger receptacle may not make sense.
It’s important to evaluate each potential area for the need of waste receptacles. The more waste receptacles a facility has, the more maintenance is required in changing liners, emptying trash, etc. It’s important not to overdo it.
After having a good grasp on which areas of the facility need waste receptacles, you’ll want to evaluate what type of waste receptacles are needed.
An indoor cafeteria area should be able to handle recyclables as well as waste. Depending on traffic of this area, you’ll want to select appropriately sized receptacles to facilitate waste and recycled materials. Since the cafeteria area is not subject to the elements, a durable non metal solution would be preferable. Conversely, an outdoor picnic area, where maintenance may not be done as regularly should accommodate waste and recyclables, but also must make sure to select receptacles that can stand up to the weather of that area’s particular climate.
- Evaluate all the areas of the facility and determine need for receptacles.
- Evaluate the type of waste the areas will generate to determine what types of receptacles needed.
- Evaluate the traffic of the area to determine size of receptacles needed
- Accommodate indoor / outdoor areas with the receptacles made out of appropriate materials.
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