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How to beat the mid-year waste management fee increase

Have you noticed your waste management fees increase in the past couple of months? Providers commonly sneak up their costs at least once or twice each year, and this often happens around the mid-year mark.

Waste collection fees can represent a sizeable cost for businesses, especially considering it’s an absolute necessity to keep your business facility hygienic and sustainable. And with last year’s significant fee increase across the state of Victoria, there’s no doubt that all Australian business owners are concerned about how to keep this expense at an affordable rate.

Here’s one thing to keep in mind – although it’s inevitable for providers to increase their fees, it’s not inevitable for your business to pay a significant amount more each time.

Pay attention

As a business owner, it’s important for you to pay attention to each aspect of your business. The same goes for your waste management solution. Pay attention to each invoice to ensure that you keep on top of your fees and notice each sneak up, no matter how big or small, straight away.

You should also pay attention to the measurements and results of the waste that your business produces. It’s easy to assume your provider will take care of all of that for you, however it’ll prove to be very beneficial for you to be aware of the types and amount of waste that you generate. That’s because each stream of waste is subject to its own methods of collection and disposal, and that determines its average cost. Specialised waste, such as medical, hazardous, liquid, or e-waste, will generally cost more than regular, solid waste. Additionally, recycled waste and solid waste will also differ and vary in costs. It’s also beneficial to be aware of your bin sizes and collection frequencies.

In short, paying attention to each detail of your waste management solution will allow you, as a business owner, to make a sound judgement on how well the solution is being optimised for your business.

Your solution

Paying attention to your waste management plan gives you clear indication of how to achieve the most affordable rate for your business. Your solution is to ensure that you’re working with the most sustainable and affordable provider.

Sustainability is important in optimising your solution and determining how effective it is. This can be as simple as making sure that your employees are segregating the waste correctly at the source or that your bins are being collected once they’re full (and not half-empty).

Now for your biggest concern – choosing the most affordable waste management provider. Considering it’s inevitable for providers to increase their fees, you may be wondering how to go about finding the most affordable provider. That’s where my trusted team at Nationwide Waste Solutions comes in to help. Our buying power allows us to create very flexible solutions for our clients, and that gives us the competitive advantage to provide the most affordable solutions on the market. For us, it’s all about negotiation, and we negotiate on your behalf – saving you both time and money. Our buying power allows us to work around the fee increases and maintain a cost-effective rate all year round. Want to know more? Discuss your options with one of our experts on 1300 729 922 or request a free quote.


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