As long as people live, they produce waste. A substantial amount of materials and waste be it residential, commercial, schools, hotels and other facilities are produced. This has to be managed in the most optimum manner by the facility management.
Waste can be effectively managed depending on the occupants’ activities and the layout of the building. Integrated facilities management service helps with effective recycling and management of waste through various practices which include,
(a) Educating the occupants and tenants about the segregation of wet and dry waste at the source.
(b) Making sure that there are garbage bins at least on every floor which the occupants can easily access.
(c) Daily collection of the waste and effective disposal.
Various ways of waste management are adopted by real estate developers, some of them include;
(1) Recycling and reuse
Dry waste is normally disposed of via scrap merchants and garbage collection trucks of the municipal authorities where they are recycled by various factories and produce useful end products.
Apart from this, it promotes a healthy environment it also creates job opportunities for young people which improve their living standards. Wet waste on the other hand is turned to compost by a compost machine in the building premises.
The compost can be used in gardens or sold in the market as manure or fertilizers. Recycling helps in bringing down the cost of disposal and increases savings.
(2) Installing leak detection device
These are some of the modern technology which helps in cost-saving and energy. Initially, most property owners relied on a meter for water readings, which are often inaccurate and infrequent. This however does not detect leaks which can cause a lot of wastage.
A carbon detector is also very important in case of a carbon leak it would be easier to detect and curb it before it causes life loss or fire.
(3) Waste assessment.
This is the logic review of a building and its processes to recognize the quantity and the composition of materials in your waste stream. Keeping track of what has been disposed of will effectively help in customizing waste reduction programs effectively.
(4) Providing education.
Educating the occupants and tenants on the importance of waste management is very crucial. This helps them to be responsible and know the importance of waste management which include, promoting healthy living, helping in the conservation of the environment and reducing communicable diseases. This would also help them learn that waste management is a cost-saving mechanism in that waste products can be recycled and reused, recycling will leave them with a smaller amount of putrescible waste to be looking out for.
(5) Increases sustainability.
Managing waste, water and energy more efficiently are the major components of sustainability. Improving your properties sustainability enhances a good image. This would attract more tenants and buyers to your property.it creates an appeal and at the same time ensure good living condition.
Investors of real estate need to ensure that they have good strategies on proper waste management before leasing out their property, it helps improve living conditions and converse the environment.
Real estate developers have since adopted some of this waste management by ensuring that properties on sale is connected with sewer lines or in strategic location with future sewer lines.