How to Reduce Litter & Keep Your Facility Clean the Right Way
Trash & litter is a staple of any commercial operation. Whether you run a restaurant, casino, hospital, or any other facility, you are likely no stranger to the issue of littering. There is no way to avoid it. That is why it is important to have trash cans around. But, with so many trash can options out there, it can be tough to determine the correct quantity & type to use. We’re here to offer up some tips for you.
Why are they important exactly? The long & short of it is providing trash cans in your business will allow guests/employees to throw away their garbage without leaving it around your space. Trash cans are an important tool to keep your business tidy.
In this article, we’ll give you some hints on the quantity & type of trash can to use for your facility. We’ll also break down IMC’s offering to help keep your facility clean. Let’s jump right in.
What Type of Trash Can Is Best for You?
The truth of the matter is trash cans are constructed from many materials such as aluminum or plastic. However, these materials simply do not stand up to the wear & tear that is inevitable in a busy commercial environment.
Aluminum trash cans easily dent & deform leading you to spend extra money on replacements. Plastic trash cans are prone to scuffing & cracking, which can compromise the unit entirely. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is durable & more pleasing to the eye. The professional look of stainless steel will encourage users to utilize the trash can more often. Image is everything. For your long term outlook, stainless steel is the grand champion.
As for its use, try to pick a trash can that is suitable for outdoor & indoor use so you can cover all of your bases. This is especially important if your venue offers outdoor dining, which has recently hit a surge.
How Many Trash Cans Do You Need?
So, now you know stainless steel trash cans are superior, but how many do you need? It will all depend on many factors, but here are a few:
1. Building Size – Obviously, having 1 trash can for a 10,000 sq ft. building is not going to cut it. Take into account the size of your building & lay out the best number of trash cans to cover all rooms within a reasonable distance.
2. State & Local Codes – State & local jurisdictions sometimes mandate the number of trash cans to be supplied in your building. Building codes can also play a role in this. Be sure to adhere to these rules in order to avoid penalties.
3. User Capacity – If you are holding an event, trash cans are one of the most important pieces of equipment to have present. It’s a good idea to estimate the correct number of trash cans based on your expected capacity. Having too many trash cans around can lead to clutter, having too little can lead to overflow. Always remember to plan ahead.
The IMC Waste Receptacle Advantage
IMC manufactures an all stainless steel waste receptacle unit to aid in your facility’s litter removal. Model #WRC‘s signature feature is its top & inner cabinet which contains a partition to separate the sections. The unit includes 2 plastic waste cans that can easily fit inside the base. Custom sizes & various waste openings (1 or 2) makes this unit easy to customize for any application. Lastly, #WRC is mounted on 4” casters, (2) with brakes so it can be moved from area to area quickly.
At IMC/Teddy, we believe that taking steps to improve your facility cleanliness will show immediate improvements to your business. In the new normal, having a sanitary & clean facility is paramount. For more information on IMC’s waste receptacles, click here.