After completing numerous back-to-back orders, you might run into a huge problem: garbage. This is especially true if you don't have anywhere to place your garbage, grease, fats, and other leftovers. Read more about how you can solve your problem (and avoid issues like rodent infestation or health code violations) with these trash removal tips below.
Store Your Grease and Fats
Finding a way to store your greases, fats and other leftovers isn't easy, especially if you don't know how to dispose of them. What you should never do is pour greasy and fatty leftovers down your kitchen sink and floor drains. You can clog up your plumbing system, which slows down your catering company's success this season. One of the things you can do is recycle your leftover grease and fat.
A number of commercial trash removal providers offer grease disposal services. The companies rent out storage containers that they pick up sometime later in the week or every few days. You simply empty your grease traps into the containers every night or every few days for safekeeping, depending on your pickup schedule.
In addition, don't place greasy towels, paper towels or other cleaning items in your regular garbage cans. The scent of cooking oil, meat drippings and even butter can attract rodents and other pests to your kitchen. Instead, place your soiled towels and paper towels inside two sealed trash bags, then discard them in your rented trash compactor.
Order a Trash Compactor and Roll-Off Dumpster
A trash compactor isn't just for large businesses, restaurants and hotels. Small to medium sized businesses, such as your catering company, can also benefit from having a trash compactor on the premises. Compactors come in different sizes to fit your needs, including 15-30 cubic yards. If your catering business operates all holiday season long without downtime, you may benefit from a large compactor. You should consult with a commercial trash removal service about your needs before ordering your compactor.
Additionally, you need to make room for your compactor. Even small compactors require plenty of clearance room for pickup and delivery. For instance, you should have an area of the property available just for the compactor, as well as remove any overhanging tree limbs and other obstacles out of the way.
The compactor must rest on concrete pavement or padding for support. A strong base prevents damage to your property's landscape and makes cleanup easier on you. Concrete is easier to clean and maintain than grass or soil.
The trash compactor saves you time and money because it breaks down or compresses large supply boxes, bones and other types of garbage into smaller units safely. The unit is sealed around the way round, which means pests can't crawl inside it. Commercial trash service providers usually pick up their compactors when they pick up their roll-off dumpsters.
Roll-off dumpsters provide additional security for your catering business because you can use them to store items you wish to recycle and not just discard in the trash. For instance, if you plan to recycle aluminum food cans, egg crates and other items, a roll-off dumpster may be your best option to do so.
Dumpsters typically range in sizes from 2 cubic yards all the way up to 40 cubic yards. Because dumpsters can take up room on your property, it's a good idea that you measure the area you plan to use for the dumpster with a tape measurer and choose the size based on your results. Also, make sure that you clear away obstacles, such as trees, before scheduling services. The pickup truck needs room to deliver and pick up the dumpster.
If you need more information about grease containers, trash compactors and roll-off dumpsters, contact your commercial trash service provider today.