Five Common Hotel Waste Industry Myths Debunked
By Michael Hess Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Waste Harmonics | June 02, 2019
Today, many hotel owners and operators are managing multiple hotel operations across the United States and internationally. With managing hotel chains, big and small, comes a large responsibility to keep each property running efficiently and in top-notch fashion. One of the largest, and most overlooked tasks with managing a hotel chain can be figuring out how to handle all your waste and recycling management needs for each individual property, while keeping your larger business goals top of mind.
Waste and recycling management is a task that is normally overlooked in the hotel industry, can be costly and has a wide variety of misconceptions within the hotel industry. To set the record straight and help hotel executives better understand the waste industry and how it can best serve their unique needs, here are five of the common waste and recycling management myths and misconceptions in the hotel industry taking up hotel executives precious time, and the real truths that lie behind them.
1. Trash Pickup is a Utility
A utility suggests you don't have any options when figuring out to handle your waste and recycling management needs across each hotel property and for your hotel chain overall. In reality, who you work with to manage your waste can make all of the difference. Consider working with a managed waste services provider to help create and setup a customized waste and recycling plan with competitive pricing to benefit your business.
For instance, many managed waste services providers use cloud-based systems to aid in vendor bidding. So, the very first step in debunking the myth that trash pickup is a utility is to take advantage of technology and use it when finding a partner to revolutionize your process.
There are thousands of vendors available for your specific needs-how do you sort through thousands of vendors available for your specific needs? Managed waste services providers will work with their network to provide competitive costs using a cloud-vendor bidding system. This system allows you to post a U.S. or Canadian-based RFP to thousands of vendors. Using a cloud platform ensures your property has access to competitive rates across North America, and great brokers will provide an easily accessible customer portal that allows you to manage and monitor the bidding process.