A four-step optimization process

Waste management costs can be significantly reduced by handling waste management holistically.

Savings and eco-efficiency with the optimization process

Even though the mere tendering of waste management companies may often bring cost savings, in terms of fully utilizing the savings potential, investing in making the entire waste management operation more efficient, improving current methods, and developing new and even more efficient solutions is essential.

It is also a good idea to evaluate the optimization of waste management at least once a year, as changes in regulations, new ideas, and views on the definition of waste and reusable material significantly impact operations and costs.

Cost savings in waste management also have a significant impact on the environment. For example, by extending waste emptying intervals, CO2 emissions can be reduced because waste transport and Fuel consumption will decrease. Thus, making waste management more efficient and lowering costs brings financial benefits and improves the environment’s well-being.

A four-step process

Jätekonsultointi Sawa Oy's waste management optimization process

  • 1. step

    Savings Plan

    The first step in the process is preparing a savings plan. This includes an analysis of current waste management practices and an assessment of potential savings. The current state of waste management is examined, and based on that, a plan covering various aspects of waste management is drawn up. The savings plan also defines objectives and metrics to ensure the realization of savings. The program also estimates annual savings, which will be the starting point for the next step.

  • 2. step

    Competitive Bidding and Comparison of Proposals

    The second step includes comparing and verifying scrutinized waste management proposals for annual savings. Suggestions are requested from various waste management service providers, and their contents are compared in detail. In reaching the recommendations, the quality and availability of services are also considered, in addition to the prices of different service providers.

  • 3. step

    Drawing up Contracts

    The third step includes the creation of new or updated contracts. The contracts ensure that adjustments to waste management prices are based on annual savings. This ensures that savings are generated throughout the contract period. New or updated contracts are carefully drafted, considering the chosen proposal and its terms.

  • 4. step

    Guidance and Supervision

    The final step includes guiding and supervising location cost adjustments. Changes according to the new contracts are implemented at the locations and carefully guided and directed. This ensures that the planned savings are realized in practice. By training and supervising the implementation of changes, it can be assured that the total costs of waste management are optimized.