He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” – Victor Hugo
Just like your time; your waste must be managed. If not, in the wise words of Victor Hugo, ‘chaos will reign.’ However, many of us don’t realize the importance of managing our waste until there’s a problem, and by that point it can be utterly overwhelming. That’s why MASS works with our clients to implement streamlined systems that prevent problems before they occur and proactively resolve them if they do. Why does this matter? Keep Reading.
If you don’t manage your waste, you are risking your liability.
As a business, did you know that you are responsible for absolutely everything that goes into your waste bin? That means you could be held accountable if your business places material that is banned from landfill in your garbage. Or maybe your staff have contaminated your recycling by putting non-recyclable material in it … Did you know that your service provider could issue you a very hefty fine? Violation of material bans and legislation is incredibly risky and could have a severe impact on your operational costs. This is why one of the most valuable benefits of managing your waste is that you are mitigating your liability.
It is important for businesses to be up-to-date with every legislation in their region at the municipal and provincial level. Upon development of a thorough understanding of this legislation, it is imperative to ensure the programs you have on-site meet or exceed these requirements. MASS considers Regulatory Compliance to be paramount in everything that we do. We work tirelessly to protect our clients by future-proofing their operations. We also track each of the programs our clients participate in, so that if there is ever an issue, we can provide documented validation proving that they are in compliance as required. This eliminates the risk of violation notices and fines, and ultimately reduces a lot of headaches down the road.
If you don’t manage your waste, you are risking major operational cost increases.
Across the country, landfill rates are increasing, surcharges are being issued, and recycling contamination fines are being charged to business in all industries. Business owners and operators who have well-managed waste programs are prepared to combat these obstacles control their costs. But if you don’t have a strong waste management plan, your business is at risk.
MASS utilizes industry-leading protective language in the contracts we negotiate on behalf of our clients. We negotiate exceptional rates and monitor programs with extensive care. Every single monthly invoice from our subcontractors to our clients is closely audited to ensure compliance with the master contract. It is imperative to ensure cost control in an era of massive change in the waste and recycling industry. If your waste program is not being managed, it’s not a question of whether or not you will be negatively
impacted by cost increases – but when.
If you don’t manage your waste, you are not doing your part.
Landfill space across Canada is running out. In Ontario alone, we will need to build 16 new landfills by 2050 if we do not change course. This means it up to us – as citizens, entrepreneurs, managers, employees, business operators, and more – to change the way we think about garbage. A strong waste management program focuses on Waste Diversion. This means considering what you could divert away from landfill and process through an alternative source (think: recycling or compost). If you do not have a good waste management program in place, chances are your business is sending a lot of unnecessary material to landfill.
We must each take responsibility for our environmental impact. We will all leave a footprint on this earth. It is your choice whether that will be a positive or negative one.
Wondering Where To Begin?
MASS Environmental Services Inc. has a proven track record of success working with businesses across Canada.
If you’re looking for an easy way to manage your waste, look no further!
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