Adjusting Your Waste Removal Schedule

As many businesses in the region are being affected by COVID-19, so too is the amount of waste they produce affected. For most, waste production is down, which means removal can happen less frequently. But for a few others, waste production may actually be up if they’ve been designated as an essential business and are working to help prevent the spread of the virus. Whichever of these two groups you fall into, our team can help adjust your waste removal schedule to fit into your new waste production pattern.

Reduced Commercial Waste

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The majority of businesses have reduced or nonexistent waste at this time. Less onsite activity due to less in-person business will lead to a reduction in total waste production. Restaurants are a great example of this. Most of them are still open for business, but at a reduced capacity which limits their waste production. And then some businesses, such as those which provide entertainment and activities, may find that their operations are suspended entirely, leading to no waste production at all. This is the same outcome for businesses that currently have all employees telecommuting.

If your business falls into one of these categories, it may be beneficial to adjust your waste removal schedule so pick-up occurs less frequently.

Increased Commercial Waste

When most people think of businesses that have increased work at this time, they probably think of hospitals. But there are actually many other businesses with increased workloads due to the impact the virus has had. The manufacturing industry is one area that has seen an uptick in work — and therefore waste production — for some businesses. Those who already manufactured personal protective equipment (PPE), or who have recently made the switch to those products, will have seen the largest increase.

If your business falls into this category, there are two main options available to you. You can either get additional waste containers to compensate for the increased waste production, or you can adjust your waste removal schedule to be more frequent.

Adjusting as You Go

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Another option for businesses of all kinds is to adjust your waste removal schedule as you go. Because we’re currently in uncharted territory thanks to the pandemic, the waste removal needs of your business may fluctuate on a day by day, week by week, or month by month basis. We can provide waste removal on an as-needed basis until your business is back to normal operations.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the waste removal needs of most businesses have been affected. Many now have reduced waste removal needs, but a few have increased needs. Regardless of which category your business falls into, it may be a good idea to check if your waste removal needs could be adjusted during this time. We can reduce or increase the frequency of your waste removal, or even schedule it to be picked up on an as-needed basis.

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If your business operations have been affected by the current pandemic, now may be a good time to revisit your waste removal schedule. Contact us today to learn more about our schedule options and how we can help to streamline your waste pickup.