The health of your family and community rests in proper management of waste.
From proper control of infectious wastes to religiously adhering to all public health protocols, the right waste management partner can take care of all these business allowing companies and individuals to go on with their daily matters unhindered.
However, not all waste management companies are capable and experienced enough to provide the right solutions to your needs.
It all boils down to your careful screening and due diligence to ensure that they have the right and correct tools, manpower and equipment to get the job done most especially in handling wastes that can prove to be detrimental to the health of your children.
Ask a copy of their licenses and credentials
Go back to the basics! Check for their competence and basic capabilities as a service provider.
Typically, waste management companies have a Waste Carriers License with them issued by the City’s Environment Agency Public Register. This certifies that the company has adhered to the basic health and sanitary protocols by the government.
Not to mention, they have the equipment, manpower and designated safety points and areas to process the wastes. Another thing to look out for would be ISO certifications which may include but are not limited to ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and OHSAS 18001.
Asking a copy of any ISO certification will provide you with a good understanding of these service providers, their compliance and capacity.
Soliciting the services of unlicensed and illegal waste carriers is considered to be a crime. There is no excuse for this. It is therefore important to do the necessary research about these companies, even their affiliations.
A company that suits your needs
Wastes are disposed of properly. There are suitable areas and places for these to be dumped, and not just anywhere in the city as it will have a huge impact on your health.
Check if they have the proper training and expertise to handle hazardous wastes. This is crucial as businesses have chemical wastes and in some cases infectious materials which need to be discarded properly and carefully.
It is better to choose a service provider that has a regular collection schedule and waste sample testing. This allows for the company to better respond to the type of wastes companies produce. Should they be identified as highly infectious, proper materials and equipment will be deployed along with the proper disposal and processing facilities.
Companies must be cognisant that waste management is a tricky endeavour.
It entails careful consideration of the varying impact that different wastes have in the environment.
In choosing a waste management service provider, always look for those which prioritise sustainability and environmental protection.
After all waste management is all about the proper handling of these wastes to prevent these from wreaking havoc to