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February 22, 2023

5 Commonly Asked Questions about Calgary's Waste Collection Services

Business owners in Calgary have enough to worry about than having to stress over choosing who picks up their trash. In this article, we answer some of the most common questions to consider when choosing a waste provider for your business.

Waste collection is an essential service for businesses in Calgary and for good reason. It makes sure that trash is thrown away in the right way and keeps our community clean and safe. However, many business owners may not be familiar with the ins and outs of waste (and why would you!) In this article, we'll answer some of the most common questions business owners have about garbage collection services....

Let's dive in....

Q: What is a private waste collection company?

A: A private waste collection company is a business that provides waste collection (also known as hauling) services to customers, such as businesses (B2B) and households (B2C). They usually have a contract with the customer and are in charge of picking up, transporting, and getting rid of all that smelly trash!

Q: How does private waste collection differ from public waste collection?

A: Private waste collection companies operate independently from the city and offer a wider range of services than public waste collection (think about city trash is included as part of your taxes as a general service). They may also offer more flexible scheduling options and customizable plans to fit the needs of their customers. Public waste collection is typically provided by the municipality (local Gov.) and follows a set schedule with a standard set of services.

Q: What types of waste can a privately owned waste collection company collect?

A: Privateley owned waste collection companies can collect a variety of waste types, including general waste, recycling, organics, and hazardous waste (to name just a few). In fact, Calgary has a law that says hazardous waste must be picked up by a private company for safety reasons. Usually, they will work with the business owner to figure out the best way to handle waste for that business. As an example, a medical clinic who deals with blood, needles and other bolidy fluids (yikes!)

Q: How often will a private waste collection company collect waste from my business?

A: Goog question! How often trash is picked up depends on what the business needs and what the private waste collection company agrees it can manage. Some companies may offer daily, weekly, or bi-weekly collections, while others may offer more flexible scheduling options, based upon your needs.

Q: What should I consider when choosing a private waste collection company?

A: When choosing a local waste collection company for your business, it's important to consider the company's reputation, the types of waste they can collect, the frequency of collection, and the cost of their services. It's also important to ensure the company is reliable, has no hidden fees or hidden yearly add ons.

Waste collection companies play an important role in keeping Calgary businesses clean and safe. Business owners can choose a private waste collection company with confidence if they know what services they offer and how they are different from publicly operated companies.  The main things to consider are whether they're reliable, as you don't want trash piling up in front of your customers, with bad smells and bacteria, making a mess in front of your store....

BluPlanet Recycling offers a range of waste management services for small businesses in Calgary, including private waste collection, recycling, and composting. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business with its waste management needs.

Contact BluPlanet Recycling today to learn how our waste management services, including private waste collection, can help your business in Calgary stay clean and compliant. We offer customizable plans to fit your needs and ensure proper disposal of all types of waste, including hazardous materials. Let us help you keep your business and the community clean and safe.

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