Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Waste management costs can form a significant expense for businesses. This FAQ aims to address questions related to optimizing waste management.
Topic Category: Savings Plan
Implementing a waste management savings plan can improve a company’s cost-effectiveness, environmental friendliness, and reputation, as well as help the company achieve its environmental objectives.
Through a waste management savings plan, a company can demonstrate its environmental responsibility by identifying and implementing measures to reduce waste management costs and harmful environmental impacts.
A waste management savings plan can include, for example, enhancing recycling, reducing waste, improving sorting, and adopting new, more environmentally friendly ways of operating.
A waste management savings plan is a strategy that helps identify areas for cost and environmental load savings and develop new operating models. The savings plan defines the available annual savings and the impacts of ecological benefits.
Topic Category: Tendering Process
Waste management services should ideally be put out to tender regularly, for example, every 2-3 years, to ensure their cost-effectiveness and the maintenance of service quality.
The quality, locality, and comparability of services are evaluated by comparing costs, the scope of the service, and its environmental friendliness, as well as examining the companies’ experience, references, and reputation in the field.
Drafting well-targeted tender requests enables fair competition and the selection of the best waste management offers, thereby ensuring planned annual savings.
Topic Category: Contract Drafting
If waste management needs change, the company should contact us. Based on the shift in collection needs, the most cost-effective and functional collection solution is established, for which a supplementary service offer is requested. A contract update. After this, the implementation of the change to the contract is negotiated, and if necessary, an additional agreement is made, or the current arrangement is updated according to the new needs.
When drawing up waste management contracts, e.g., the scope of the service, regulations regarding the division of responsibility, price corrections, the duration of the agreement, and any special conditions related to, for example, environmental friendliness or sorting requirements.
The waste management contract should be updated regularly to keep it up-to-date and respond to changing conditions.
Drawing up new or updated contracts ensures that price adjustments for waste management are based on estimated annual savings and bring the desired cost savings.
Topic Category: Steering and Monitoring
The operation of the waste management service provider is guided by the contract by setting clear goals, quality requirements, and performance obligations. The contract may also define cooperation and information exchange procedures, which can be used to guide and continuously develop the service provider’s operations.
Waste management contracts often include terms of compliance with the agreement. In case of a breach or deviation from the contract, the costs that have grown due to the departure from the contract and the return of the pricing and operating instructions according to the agreement are obliged.
The interval for reviewing waste management steering and monitoring depends on the contract’s content and the contracting parties’ needs. Usually, steering and tracking are reviewed annually, but it may be necessary to do it more often, for example, in large projects or particular situations.
The steering and monitoring of waste management are ensured in contracts by precisely defining the service provider’s responsibilities, obligations, and measurable metrics. Additionally, contracts may include information on inspections, reporting, and sanctions if the service provider does not fulfill the contract terms.