Litter picking and waste removal for commercial properties

October 11, 2022

When it comes to keeping a business or property clean and presentable, litter picking and waste removal are two essential tasks. Litter can quickly accumulate on the ground, making your premises look untidy and uninviting. And if left unchecked, litter can also create health and safety risks.

Similarly, waste removal helps prevent pests and rodents from getting into your buildings. Not only are they unsightly, but pests can spread diseases and cause property damage.

Series of images showing litter, waste and rats in unkempt commercial premises

Things to consider when engaging a grounds maintenance company for litter-picking and waste removal

If you're looking for a litter picking and waste removal company to keep your business premises clean and tidy, here are a few things you'll need to take into account. 

  • Size of the area you need litter picking services for. If you have a large car park or industrial estate, you'll need a company that can handle this amount of litter. 
  • Frequency of litter picking required - if you have a busy car park, for example, you may need daily litter picks. 
  • Type of litter - if you have a lot of cigarette ends or fast food wrappers, you'll need a company that has the appropriate equipment to deal with this type of litter. 
  • Price - while you don't want to cut corners on litter picking, it's important to get value for money. However, in our experience, if the price seems too cheap to be true, there is probably a reason and that could cause you problems in the long run.

How to choose the right litter picking and waste removal company for your business 

If you are a business owner, it is important to choose the right litter-picking and waste-removal company to keep your premises looking clean and tidy. There are many companies out there that offer these services, so how do you choose the right one? 

Here are a few things you should expect from potential service providers. 

  • Look for a service that is SafeContractor accredited. This means that the company has proven their ability to meet set standards regarding safety and its staff are trained to work safely in line with the latest safety procedures. 
  • Make sure the company is fully insured. This protects you in case of any accidents or damage due to their work litter picking or removing waste. 
  • Check that the appropriate PPE and equipment is provided. This includes gloves, face masks, and reflective vests. 
  • Make sure the service is a licensed waste carrier. This ensures that the waste will be disposed of properly and won't end up being fly-tipped exposing you to legal action.
  • Choose a litter picking and waste removal service that is experienced and reliable. Ask for recommendations or look for online reviews.
Image showing a series of commercial properties that have been cleared of all litter, waste and pests

How CJ Garden Services can help 

CJ Garden Services is a trusted and experienced grounds maintenance company that also offers litter-picking and waste removal services.  We have been providing commercial grounds maintenance services to businesses in the South Hampshire area for over 20 years. 

Contact us today to find out more about grounds maintenance services for your commercial or residential property.