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Collecting costs

Expenses devoted to the collection and transport of equipment account for a large part of the charges borne by the company. However, these expenses vary greatly from one enterprise to the other, as they depend mainly on the type of supplies, but also on the region, the collection type, the price of fuel,the distance of the collecting round, the volume of material collected, etc.

In some cases, there may not be any collecting costs, if clients or partners bring the equipment directly to the site. Therefore, assessing these costs before starting the company is a complex task. It is recommended these costs be monitored carefully once the activity is running: the company can save a substantial amount of money at this level, by optimizing collecting rounds or by renting trucks to reduce fixed expenses, for instance.