The last time you reviewed the bill for your commercial waste services, did the amount surprise you?
Commercial waste management companies are notorious for complicated bills with line after line of charges and added fees. It isn’t uncommon for businesses like yours to receive a reasonable price quote at the start of their service, only to be shocked when the final bill comes. Take a look at your contract, and you’ll probably see that your provider is well within their right to charge you these fees or use other practices that drive up commercial dumpster costs.
So how can you take charge of your waste management and save money?
First, let’s look at where your high commercial dumpster costs are coming from before exploring your options for cost-effective waste management.
What Are Your True Commercial Dumpster Costs?
When you pay for commercial waste services, what are you actually paying for? Your costs can generally be broken down into four categories.
- Container costs are what you spend on renting or purchasing trash containers, such as dumpsters. As you’d expect, larger dumpsters cost more than smaller ones.
- Collection costs are what you pay your commercial waste management company to pick up the trash in your dumpster. This is often dependent on how many visits they make to your site.
- Transfer costs are determined by how far away your property is from the landfill or transfer station that your garbage is taken too. The farther the distance, the higher the cost.
- Landfill costs are the fees that a landfill charges for dumping garbage there. Most commercial waste services pass on that fee to their clients.
These costs may seem reasonable to you. After all, you expect to pay for a service you can’t do yourself. However, many commercial waste services companies follow certain practices to manipulate these costs and increase them for profit. They are also known to nickel and dime their clients with unexpected fees for things like:
- Overflowing dumpsters
- Removing your containers from an enclosure
- Moving containers for easier pick-up
- Requiring a gate code or key to access containers
Once you understand the true cost of commercial waste services, you might feel like you’re being taken advantage of. And you might be! It’s frustrating to find you’re being overcharged for something like trash disposal that should be much simpler.
Is It Possible to Save Money on Commercial Waste Services?
With so many charges and fees, you might be wondering now if it’s possible to save money on commercial waste services. After all, you can’t forgo trash hauling altogether, and you agreed to the terms of your contract.
Fortunately, there are some ways to cut your commercial dumpster costs. And they aren’t difficult. The trick is to reduce your need for trash pick-up and avoid fees for overflowing containers.
A common practice in the commercial waste hauling industry is to schedule trash pick-ups for the same days each week. This sounds convenient, but often you have more pick-ups scheduled than necessary, and you get charged for emptying dumpsters that are only partially full when you could have skipped that pick-up and saved some cash.
You might consider requesting a different schedule, but what happens if you have more trash than usual on some weeks? If your dumpster is overflowing on pick-up day, you can get charged extra for the hassle of hauling it.
You could try a larger dumpster, but those cost more and take up more space. And then when you don’t fill your large dumpster regularly, you’re back where you started being charged for hauling a half-full container.
If you’re ready to break out of this frustrating cycle and finally save money on commercial dumpster costs, Smash My Trash has the solution.
Smash My Trash Has the Answer
Smash My Trash is something of a disruptor in the commercial waste management industry. We stop the cycle of overpaying for finicky commercial waste services with the simple solution of trash compacting.
We help businesses like yours limit the number of times they need their trash hauled by compacting your garbage multiple times between pick-ups so that your dumpster fills more slowly. In fact, we can reduce your waste volume by up to 70%, saving you the cost of all those trash pick-ups you’ll no longer need.
Trash compacting also removes the fear of overflow fees. We keep your dumpster from getting too full and notify you when it has reached capacity so that you can request your commercial waste services when you’re ready for them.
Whatever size of dumpster you use, trash compacting by Smash My Trash controls your trash levels and your commercial dumpster costs by reducing the need for frequent emptying.
Your Money-Saving Trash Compacting Service
You don’t have to play the game according to your commercial waste service’s rules anymore. Smash My Trash gives you back control over your garbage pick-up schedule and commercial dumpster costs with our trash compacting service.
You’ll be amazed at how few charges you’ll receive for trash hauling once we begin compacting your garbage. You’ll save money and energy better spent elsewhere for your business.
To learn more about the benefits of trash compacting, request a free demo and talk to Smash My Trash today.