September 28, 2023 in ARIZONA IRON SUPPLY, Blog

Top 5 Ways Your Business Can Reduce Waste

As a business owner, you always have your eye on the bottom line. Most likely, you live and breathe overhead cost totals, business projections, and market trends. And if you have a list of most-hated words, we bet “waste” is among the top. In the current economy, Arizona business owners are fighting to save and conserve as much as possible to remain profitable. At Arizona Iron Supply, we understand, and we’re here to help. We’ve put together the top 5 ways you can minimize waste in your Phoenix small business. 

  1. Prioritize proper storage
  2. Never underestimate the damaging toll that natural elements can have on your materials. Even with the Phoenix quality metal from Arizona Iron Supply, it’s important to protect it while in storage from weather conditions, birds, rodents, or bugs. Though the up-front cost can be significant, the stress and waste it will save you throughout the years will be worth every penny.

  3. Consider conducting a waste audit
  4. Hiring a company to complete a waste audit can be an effective way to pinpoint areas of unnecessary waste within your company. During a designated period of time, the waste audit company will conduct a review of your current method of waste disposal. They’ll help you discover opportunities to reduce waste, assess contamination risks, and uncover costly waste-related problems. Among the auditor’s findings, there’s a good chance that they’ll have suggestions surrounding recycling.

  5. Speaking of recycling
  6. Recycling your scrap metal is one of the most effective ways to reduce your company’s amount of waste. When you utilize the Arizona metal recycling services with Davis Metals, the benefits are three-fold. For one, you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your metal waste won’t end up in a landfill, leading to the unnecessary use of natural resources in the mining of virgin ore. Also, your company will get paid for the metal we recycle! Lastly, we handle the details and stress of metal recycling for you. Whether you bring your metal scrap to Davis, or we pick it up for you in a Davis Metals dumpster, we make metal recycling easier for you.

  7. Plan well
  8. With effective communication and knowledge about the job, much waste can be minimized or avoided. It can be tempting to over-order to make sure you don’t run out of materials, but it’s also an unfortunate way to waste money. Frequent open conversations with your customer before and during the project helps keep all parties on the same page. Also, having a good relationship with your supplier is key. Our expert staff at Arizona Iron Supply can help you order appropriately, answer questions about our metal or your project, and are readily available when you need us. We avoid “template ordering” and cut every order to your specifications.

  9. Consider a deconstruct before the demolition
  10. Even if a building needs to be totally torn down, it will often contain parts you can salvage and resell. Tiles, light fixtures, large pieces of wood, and plumbing fixtures could all have resell value. And don’t forget to bring the unsellable metal items such as appliances, unusable plumbing, metal window frames, and any other unusable metal items to Davis Metals to be recycled!

By taking steps to reduce the waste your company outputs, you can make a difference in avoiding unnecessary overhead costs. With the custom cutting service at Arizona Iron Supply, we help you to only buy what you need, while providing high-quality metal that will keep you and your customers coming back.