Waste Management Costs: What Can Small Business Expect To Pay?
Waste Management Costs: have you ever watched that old TV show Antiques Roadshow -where no matter what family heirloom people are talking about – all they really want to know is what it costs.
In today’s blog – we will get straight to the point – and cover what waste management costs a small business can expect to pay. We will cover two business types – an office based business – and the second is a small cafe. This is of extra importance given the environment of rising costs in Australia.
In this blog we will assume the businesses are based in Sydney – but of course – a similar study could easily be done in our waste shop:
What can a small business expect to pay in waste management costs?
Our first example is for a small office based business in Sydney.
Most offices will produce quite simple waste streams such as cardboard / paper – some commingled recycling and a small amount of general waste. For a small office – we would suggest the following bin sizes:
240 litre general waste bin collected weekly
240 litre commingled recycling fortnightly
240 litre cardboard and paper bin collected fortnightly.
In October 2017 – the waste management cost for these services on a month basis is $151.67 plus GST per month.
If your office also requires confidential shredding services – you can arrange a 240 litre confidential paper bin for $29.50+ GST per collection.
Our second example is for a small cafe in Sydney.
You can see our blog on waste management services for cafes here.
A cafe will likely produce significantly more rubbish than a small office based business – and the bins will be heavier – so pricing will be higher for general waste. We have used the example of 660 litre bins as below:
660 litre general waste bin collected weekly
660 litre commingled recycling fortnightly
1100 litre cardboard and paper bin collected fortnightly.
In October 2017 – the waste management cost for these services on a month basis is $229.67 plus GST per month.
Your cafe will like also require grease trap services.
In Sydney – we can provide schedule services for $0.20+GST per litre. If you have a 1000 litre grease trap – on a quarterly cycle – annual liquid waste management costs will be $800+GST.
You can easily work out you waste management costs in our online waste portal. Of course – you can give us a call if you are booking numerous services and we can put together a package for you.
See our blog on cafe grease trap cleaning – for how you can avoid unpleasant issues.