Waste management services

Waste can be broadly categorised into ‘regular’ and ‘occasional’ discards; both need to be considered by waste management services.

Regular discards are those items that are thrown away daily (such as paper), weekly (such as cardboard and plastic film from deliveries), or monthly (such as toner cartridges and light bulbs). 
 
Occasional discards are those that are not regularly thrown away, such as office desks or chairs. Although much less frequent, the periodic disposal of workspace furniture is a significant source of waste.  Transferring ownership of furniture and other non-fixed assets (eg ICT equipment) to specialist service providers can significantly reduce the likelihood that they will become wastes, as the provider will have an incentive (and will be better placed) to provide durable, flexible products and ensure effective end of life management.