Order products that aren’t packaged in too much extra material.
Do you find that some of the products you order come packaged with a bunch of extra material? You should either ask the distributor of the products to stop using so much packaging or find new products that don’t include as much packaging. You’ll see a big drop-off in the amount of waste you create when you take this approach.
Purchase items like plates, cups, and silverware that can be reused.
There are many restaurants that use paper plates, paper cups, plastic forks and knives, and other items that need to be discarded when customers are done using them. Instead of utilizing these items, you should use plates, cups, and silverware that can be washed and reused. You’ll need to hire someone to wash all of them, but it’ll save you a lot of money over the long run.
Prepare more of your food to order instead of making it ahead of time.
When you make food ahead of time and heat it up when someone orders it, you can cut the prep time associated with cooking. However, what happens when you have pre-made food that people don’t end up ordering? It usually goes to waste. You can avoid this scenario by making more of your food to order. It’ll require your customers to wait a little longer for their food, but it’ll make a big difference in how much waste you create.
In addition to taking steps to cut down on the amount of waste you make, you should also get rid of your waste properly. Action Compaction Equipment can set you up with the products you’ll need to remove waste from your restaurant. Contact us at 801-565-1033 to obtain our products.