How to Partner with a Recycling Equipment Supplier

26th Mar 2024

Are you looking to enhance your waste management operations? Partnering with a reliable and trusted recycling equipment supplier can be a game-changer. The first step involves looking for a suitable company offering equipment which is designed to handle your specific recyclable waste streams. It is also important to choose a partner that has comprehensive industry knowledge, a broad range of machine sizes and a solid reputation.

In this guide, we will examine how partnering with an industry expert such as QCR, could improve the results for your business and the wider environment.

What services do Recycling Equipment Suppliers offer?

A quick search will display many suppliers offering waste management services to help businesses to recycle their waste. These services may include:

•    Workplace Waste Recycling Advice
•    Machinery Hire or Purchase Options
•    Routine Baler Servicing Plans
•    Staff Training

However, it is important to choose carefully. Whenever sourcing any new equipment for your business, it is always important to select an established provider to ensure you are being offered a broad range of purchasing options and machine sizes backed up by reliable service.

What will my company gain from partnering?

Whether you work at a small shop or a large factory, partnering with a respected recycling equipment supplier can bring lots of benefits. Including:

A maintenance plan for the equipment

When you purchase or hire equipment for your workplace, you need to consider who will manage the ongoing maintenance of it to ensure that it continues to be safe and efficient to operate. By choosing a reputable equipment supplier, they can provide you with an assortment of service plans and warranty options. This means that in the event of a problem, downtime is minimised. 

Gain expert advice and support

When presented with an array of different types and sizes of equipment on offer, it is important to choose a solution that suits the size, location, budget and waste volume of your workplace. QCR are considered by many to be a leading supplier of recycling equipment in the UK and have exhibited their wide range of equipment at numerous tradeshows and events in 2024.

Encourage Recycling in The Workplace

Recycling in the workplace is vital as it helps reduce costs and makes your business more eco-friendly. In Wales from April 2024, new legislation demands that all recyclable waste produced by businesses is segregated from non-recyclable waste. The aim of this new recycling law is to maximise the percentage of commercial waste that is sent for recycling and to minimise the amount sent to landfill.

Here are some easy ways it can be achieved: 
•    By providing individual clearly labelled bins where employees can deposit different types of waste easily such as paper, metal, glass bottles, drinks cans etc. 
•    Educating workers on the benefit of recycling by putting up posters to remind them to recycle 
•    Locating bins close to the source of recyclable waste such as near photocopiers
•    Introduction of reward programs that allow workers to earn an incentive when they recycle

Purchasing recycling equipment is likely to involve many stakeholders within your organization therefore it is important that it fulfils their expectations to get buy-in from your team. This can be gained from organising a free equipment trial before making a final decision.

Reduce Company Carbon Footprint

By partnering with a knowledgeable supplier of recycling equipment, your business can source a wide range of equipment specially designed to help your business recycle the most common types of workplace waste such as:
•    Used Cardboard Box Packaging
•    Used Plastic Shrink wrap
•    Empty drinks cans and glass bottles from staff canteens
•    Empty cans and drums from liquids used within manufacturing processes
Because workplace waste comes in all shapes and sizes, it is important that your business selects recycling equipment appropriate to the waste produced. Cardboard balers for example with a large chamber, can accommodate whole cardboard boxes without the need for flat-packing making it a more efficient solution.

What does the Recycling Equipment Supplier Get out of This?

Suppliers play a crucial role in promoting efficient waste management practices within the wider business community and making them easily accessible. This could be via their website, on social media or at industry tradeshows and events.  It is important to select a provider that has sustainable business practices incorporated into their own daily operations. These could include:
•    Electric vehicles within their fleet
•    EV charging stations at their workplace
•    Solar panels on their distribution centres
By checking that your chosen supplier has these other sustainable technologies at their site, you can be sure that the supplier is not just interested in profits but also seeks to protect the environment. 

Speak to our Waste Experts about partnering

If you want to partner with a waste management firm, QCR should be your first choice. Since 1999, QCR has supplied thousands of customers in the UK with high-quality machines such as recycling balers, waste balers, and cardboard shredders. A quick meeting with a QCR Workplace Waste Expert, could be the first stepping stone to your own business handling waste more sustainably.

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