What is Halve Waste?
Halve Waste is an initiative of Albury City Council, City of Wodonga and the Shires of Towong, Greater Hume, Federation and Indigo. The goal of Halve Waste is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by 50% by 2020.
Why Reduce Business Waste?
It makes sense to look at ways to reduce waste from your business as it can have a positive impact to your workplace including;
• Decrease costs.
• Increase productivity.
• Reduce energy consumption.
• Reduce waste.
• Drive positive environmental and behaviour changes.
• Waste avoidance, reuse and recycling makes a strong contribution to preserving the region’s beautiful natural environment.
How Can I Reduce My Business Waste?
Here are some tips to increase recycling and reduce waste from your business operations.
By conducting regular waste assessments you can determine what waste types are being generated in your business and identify potential opportunities for waste reduction.
Purchase materials with recycled content where possible.
Organise your waste management system and label your bins clearly to encourage staff to sort recyclables correctly.
Reuse or recycle all materials where possible, to avoid disposal to landfill.
Talk to your waste contractor about your waste. They may have a recycling solution or cheaper rate that applies to some of your wastes.
If you own a small business, consider forming a partnership with neighbouring businesses to share waste recycling and collection costs.
A-Z WASTE GUIDE
We all have those items around the workplace that we are keen to dispose of, but sometimes are unsure where they should go. The A-Z Guide, allows you to see where in your local area you can dispose of those items. Download it HERE.|
NSW Environment Protection Authority|
NSW Government Office of Environment & Heritage
Transfer Station or Recycling Centre
Sometimes a fresh set of eyes with a different perspective can make all the difference.
Register your business for a FREE waste assessment HERE.
We’ll develop a tailored action plan for your business to help you better manage your waste. This should result in cost savings and