Does your company need to get rid of old computers or throw out a few metal components on a regular basis? Tossing out electronics is illegal in some areas, while other areas may simply refuse to pick up your garbage if there's anything in your dumpster that's on their prohibited list. It's a simple matter of labeling and proper delivery, but you can identify a few areas that can reduce cost and even recover parts of previous losses with a good recycling plan.
Here are a few recycling planning points for businesses that need to get rid of electronics, metals, and other tech-related garbage on a regular basis:
Recycling Can Return Some Of Your Investment
No matter how much you've spent on certain pieces of equipment, getting a bit of it back can help keep your finances in check. That said, you need to make sure that your reclaiming efforts aren't so expensive that they eat through the recycling profits and then some.
The key is to have existing staff know what to do when recycling certain pieces of equipment. With a bit of casual training that folds into normal business activities, your only major costs will be the additional equipment and services needed.
Equipment and services include specifically-marked recycling containers, as well as people to pick up and deliver the materials to a recycling center. Your calculations should include dumpster rental services, deliver services to the recycling center, and the amount of money paid out for recycling.
Recycling rates will require a bit of research, but the payoff and potential warnings are immense. You need to figure out how much your materials will fetch at a recycling center, and whether you'd make more money recycling whole units or specific components or materials.
How You Recycle And Resell Matters
Scrap metal and general recycling prices are always changing. There are daily changing rates that are more subtle and have norms that may not sway from week to week, but there are times when scrap metal prices, in general, may change based on purely political purposes.
For this reason, you need to know whether it's advantageous or not to hold onto materials until prices get better, or if you have some specific pieces of your garbage that are worth more when sold alone.
Specific parts and materials recycling can give more money, but it could cost more as well. Computers are the easiest to dismantle, as many businesses have access to Information Technology (IT) staff who can perform such entry-level tasks without much direction. Other devices may require professionals who demand higher rates.
You may also want to inspect your old business systems to figure out if they're sellable. A dumpster rental profession can give you more than just something for garbage; containers can be rented to take working, but old systems off the premises or at least out of offices to make a delivery to used computers customers easier.
Contact local dumpster rental services to discuss containers and possible partnerships for recycling delivery.