A Closer Look at the Different Kinds of Waste We Are Willing to Collect

Each company will produce different amounts and types of waste. The main factors that will influence the waste that your company produces includes the size of your company, the industry that you are part of, and what your waste strategy is. Below we are going to take a look at the different types of business waste as well as why it is sometimes beneficial to transport waste to other countries to dispose of.


General Waste

This is your common, everyday waste that companies produce and cannot be recycled. This includes items such as food packaging, laminated paper, and used tissues. All companies will produce this type of waste, whatever industry they happen to be working in.

Dry Mixed Recycling

This includes waste that can be recycled as it is not contaminated. Different examples of this type of waste includes plastic bottles, paper, washed food tins, and cardboard. The majority of companies out there are going to produce this type of waste.

Glass Waste

You do not need to be some type of genius to work out what glass waste is - it is simply items such as empty glass bottles and broken glasses. Businesses that are in the hospitality industry such as bars and restaurants are going to have a lot of this type of waste to dispose of.

Food Waste

Once again, this is an obvious one and is food produce that has not been consumed and thrown away. However, food waste such as big animal bones (butchers will have loads of these) come under another business waste category and an animal by-product bin is needed in this case instead of a food waste bin. Examples of food waste that you will come across with companies are chicken wing bones, banana skins, and apple cores. Restaurants obviously produce a lot of food waste, but the majority of offices will produce their fair share too.

Clinical Waste

This type of waste is actually pretty hard to define. This is waste that is produced that consists partly or wholly of animal tissue, excretions, bodily fluid, pharmaceutical products, syringes, bandages, and syringes that can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. Industries that produce plenty of clinical waste are dentists, hospitals, and tattoo artists.

Hazardous Waste

This is any type of product that poses a risk to public health or the environment. Materials that come under the hazardous category have at least one of the following traits - reactivity, toxicity, corrosivity, ignitability. Good examples of hazardous waste include cleaning chemicals such as chlorine, batteries, and solvents. Industries that produce hazardous waste include electroplating companies, oil refineries, and chemical manufacturers.

Washroom Waste

This is the waste that is found in showers and toilets. Examples of this type of waste include sanitary products, nappies, and tissues. Industries that will have plenty of this waste to dispose of include leisure and hospitality.

Secure Document Shredding

This is paper waste that has been shredded for confidentiality reasons. Examples include employee and client personal data, and company finances. Some business will have large quantities of shredded paper waste to dispose of and this includes the likes of accountancy firms and law firms.


Legal Responsibility

As a business owner, it is your legal responsibility to dispose of your business waste. You have to make sure that your business waste is being stored and disposed of adequately, or you could be on the end of a pretty hefty fine. If you keep refusing to do your legal waste management duty, you could find your business being shut down and you could even end up spending some time in jail. By working with Flotta Transport, you will be ensuring that this never happens to you.

Waste Transfer Note

When you are making use of waste management services, such as those offered by Flotta Trasnport, you need to provide us with a waste transfer note. As a company owner, it is your obligation to supply this and fill it in - the note should state the amount of waste as well as what type of waste it is. You should also keep a copy of the note for reference for a period of two years.

When it comes to hazardous waste, it is a bit more difficult to dispose of because it has to be taken to a facility that can dispose of it safely. If you have hazardous waste material that you need to get rid of, Flotta Transport can do that for you. Poland is actually quite limited when it comes to our hazardous waste disposal facilities, but that is not much of a problem as we will transport your hazardous waste to facilities in countries such as Germany, Sweden, and Norway. Obviously, this will be a bit more expensive due to extra travel costs, but we do our best to save you as much money as possible.

Choosing the Correct Waste Removal Service

Obviously, you need to select a business waste removal service that can deal with the type of waste that you produce. Some business waste removal services, for instance, will not remove hazardous waste due to the extra effort that is needed to dispose of it properly. Then, you obviously want to hire a waste removal service that are inexpensive and will do much of the hard work for you. Flotta transport is a waste removal company that can provide you with all of the above.

If you want to find out more about us or have a specific question that you would like answered, please feel free to get in touch with us. We have a team of friendly and helpful individuals that will always be happy to speak to you and answer any queries that you might have. We look forward to hearing and working with you in the near future.