The last 12 months has not only seen the bravery and the great effort made by those incredible healthcare workers, but we have also seen unsung heroes like waste management companies providing a phenomenal level of support which has helped to reduce the spread of this horrible virus and which has helped to keep so many of us safe. We covered a company called Diamond Environmental Services last month, a waste management company who have been highly supportive over the last twelve months, and many of you had follow up questions around what exactly a waste management company does.
As is always the case on here, if you ask then you shall receive, and here is the low down on this industry.
One area of this kind of company is that they rent out toilets for events and for building sites. There are so many scenarios where a portable toilet is necessary and these are the companies which are able to both provide the toilet and to then take care of the cleaning and the replacing of that toilet facility. There would be no festivals without these companies.
Push For Recycling
It is all well and good having the tools and the knowledge which we do, in order to recycle the likes of plastic, glass and cardboard to name just a few. The fact of the matter however is that this knowledge would mean nothing if we did not have companies who were able to split up the trash and make sure that each piece of material gets to the right place where it can actually be recycled. This is yet another role which waste management companies play.
Thrills and Spills
If there is ever a waste spill or a sewerage leak then it poses a real threat to those in the surrounding area. In such a situation the local authorities will be looking to waste management companies to bring their resources and their knowledge to the situation in order to help with the clean up in the safest way that is possible.
One of the most important roles which these companies play is that they offer advice to companies which are getting set up, to better understand what their waste looks like. For example, let’s say that there is a factory opening up to make parts for a mobile phone, and they are going to have a certain amount of chemical waste that they have a responsibility to get rid of in a green way. These companies will approach a waste management company in order to take their advice about the situation and for them to offer recommendations which they will then follow.
And finally these companies have been working hard over the last year to support local authorities and hospitals in the fight against Covid-19. Whether this is helping to sanitize the streets or getting rid of potential infected materials, they have played a key role for the public since the outbreak of the pandemic.