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How to manage the municipality purchase of steel containers

The public acquisition process within a waste management system might be slow, but nevertheless, it should always address the important issues regarding the steel containers purchase, as well as every other part of the waste equipment.

Let us assume that this would be the time to re-evaluatethe annual budget and make plans for the next 12 months. So, let us also assume that official city bodies, district administrations, and public corporations are going to purchase various products to ensure smooth waste disposal for the upcoming year.

If you happen to be among the authorities specialized for solid waste management, and you are about to go through the purchase of various kinds of bins, containers, and waste systems, please read on.

Following are the steps you should consider along the way of the management process for the municipality steel containers purchase.

Make smart budget moves

It would be nice to have an unlimited budget to fulfill all your requirements, wouldn’t it? Yes, we hear you on this one. But hey, the reality is usually different, right? So, you are more probably facing the boundaries of a set budget as you struggle figuring out the way to fit all your needs into the limited amount you have.

The secret of budget saving usually lies in several key points:

  • Cut out extra expenses and focus only on the necessary ones
  • Be realistic about your requirements
  • Prepare a list of budget-friendly suppliers
  • Seek out an economically efficient products
  • Make a 5-year plan to have an overview of the expenses upfront, which will save you both time and money in the future

Before you make a purchase, of course, make sure to follow all the rules for the container placement in your municipality.

Mind the equipment sustainability

When you place the order, make sure to give a proper contribution to environmental protection as well. How can you do it? Well, by choosing products made out of sustainable materials. That way, you can conserve resources such as energy and water, and also prevent threats to health and the environment.

Besides that, make recycling accessible to everyone in your community. Apart from steel containers, you may include recycling bins in your waste management collection, too. And in case you are wondering why should you give the preference to steel equipment, the answer is simple.

Steel containers are much more sturdy, more durable, and these can provide you with a much better value for your investment than other kinds of containers.

This especially stands for the galvanized steel equipment. With that kind of waste containers, you are going to benefit from their long lifespan, reliability, resistance to weather elements, and easy maintenance.

Evaluate the expected waste amount

Depending on the evaluated waste amount, as well as the area you are supplying with containers, you should make a decision about the proper container capacities.  

If you are going to collect a bigger amount of solid waste, make sure to purchase enough steel containers with capacity ranging from 660 to 1700 liters.

For more robust debris, you can always go for the 2400-3200 liters sideload containers.

On the other side, if the smaller waste bins are what you need, you can always use those for parks, pavements, stations, schools, sports centers, and other venues.

If you are going to deal with commercial and industrial waste, some of the steel skip-and-roll containers might e the best solution.

If the municipality transfer station for solid waste is your main preference, we suggest you try the stations with easily-approachable unloading point and easy-to-use mount/unmount system for moving around. 

And when it comes to the recycling systems and a neat way of collecting municipal waste, you might want to consider an underground platform of containers and aboveground steel bins.

Find a trusted supplier

Do the research of the waste equipment market in your city and your country, with an accent on the local suppliers. If you are managing a greater metropolitan area, take regional markets into consideration as well.

Look for renown, reliable, and trustworthy supplying partner for your waste management collection. Make sure to choose the producer of certified bins and containers, as well as other pieces of equipment that are going to be durable and suited for a variety of waste, with long-lasting service life.

All in all

To sum it all up, we should say that there are several important issues to bear in mind when looking for waste equipment:

  • Think about your budget upfront and play it smart
  • Make sure to find the best value-for-money offer to make your decision cost-effective
  • Choose sturdy bins and containers, made out of environmentally-friendly materials
  • Opt for a certified manufacturer and a reliable supplier with a range of endurable products

The communal bodies should always promote the use of durable, energy-efficient products which are produced following the relevant standards, with a limited impact on the environment and public health. Municipal solid waste collection should not be an exception.

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