This zero waste transfer station offers reuse disposal first,  followed by recycling, regulated materials, composting and crushing, and  wasting as the last resort.

One of many zero waste site plans that Urban Ore has designed.

Find the right space

Here are some questions you should think about when looking for land to locate your Zero Waste startup:

  • Where is the nearest transfer station or landfill?
  • Can you get access to the material being dumped?
  • What vacant parcels are available within a reasonable distance?
  • What is the per-square-foot cost of each?
  • How much capital do you have to invest?

While starting a company, you might have to consider the funds and financial aids for which you may look for investors. Moreover, you can also need professional assistance with managing those funds and capital. If that is the case, you could look for accounting and business finance management services, which may later provide you help in filing corporate tax return canada, i.e., when your business gets well established and running in full force. If you require specific technical assistance for your startup and want to see what type of support would be best for your plan, you may want to discuss what your overall vision is with a Software development phoenix company or one located nearer to you, so you can get the ball rolling ready for when you open.

Design for function and type of material

For safety and efficiency, Zero Waste facilities should be designed with good separation between customers wanting to get rid of materials and recycling processors managing large flows of valuable resources to turn into cash flow. Starting up a business like this takes careful planning and consideration for what needs to be done. This will mean looking into setting up one of the best business checking accounts available as well as speaking to financial advisors to plan your course of action and how that will impact your investments. Not only that, but you may also have to consider compliance acts for your new business.

Being a recycling business, you may have to take great care of waste management and disposal along with stormwater management, environmental site assessment, etc. While creating the business plan, you can take the assistance of environmental services who can guide you in clearing compliance acts as well as run tests onsite, for instance, asbestos test san antonio (or elsewhere) to provide improvement tips for your business.

In addition, You may also have to design the space according to government rules. Here are some space allocation guidelines we use at Urban Ore: parking 15%; receiving 10%, sales 60%, office 5%, recycling & waste removal 10%

Consider these questions when contemplating a Zero Waste Facility design:

  • Will you buy materials?
  • What reuse categories will you sell?
  • Will you be full-service, i.e., dealing with everything reusable that isn’t a boat or motor vehicle?
  • Or do you intend to specialize, i.e., on antiques or on building materials or on household goods and clothing?
  • How much of your expected inventory needs cover?
  • For each site you think is possible, how will it be laid out? Main functions: parking, receiving, sales, recycling, office, waste removal.

We offer consulting services so drop us a line if you’d like some feedback on your design or need help starting a successful Zero Waste facility.