How to Partner with a Waste Consultant to Save Money

By Maggie Caldwell | December 31, 2016

Commercial waste hauling is expensive, there’s no doubt about it. And because it’s a necessary cost of doing business, there’s a perception that the amount you pay each month is a fixed cost … but that’s not entirely the case. You can easily save a significant percentage off of your monthly bill while keeping your relationships with existing haulers intact by partnering with a waste consultant. Waste and Recycling is our business, so we have the inside track on what your fees should be and how to right-size your service to avoid paying to haul air. Save money while staying focused on your primary business. Waste consultants will oversee all of your byproduct needs helping you to become more sustainable along the way.

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Managing Your Waste Stinks!

By David Seelig | July 11, 2016

Waste – it’s a nasty business! At home or on the job, the creation of waste is a part of our daily lives. Both residential and Industrial settings create waste streams as a byproduct of their daily functions. These streams can be both costly and time consuming to manage. In short, it's a stinky business, but it's a process that needs to be monitored and audited frequently. Just like any other service or utility, thereare always opportunities for savings.

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Bale More and Save Money

By Kyle Suggs | June 24, 2016

You mean I can bale that, too?? Most businesses these days use their balers for cardboard only. If YOU'RE using your baler for other materials like stretch film or other plastics, pat yourself on the back, because you have a leg up on the competition.

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The RFP and RFQ Dilemma and Solution

By Jim Schulz | April 21, 2016

Every year, many companies go through the long and time consuming process of putting out a RFP (request for proposal) or RFQ (request for quote) for their waste & recycling services, They spend long hours doing the following:

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Maximize the Revenue From Your Metals Recycling

By Maggie Caldwell | October 26, 2015

Industrial manufacturers and other companies that generate scrap metal in their processes generate significant revenue by selling that scrap back to their recyclers. But is it enough? Probably not. Time and time again, during our complementary audit of waste and recycling programs, we find ways you can increase the monies earned from their metals recycling programs. 

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What is Mixed Paper?

By Maggie Caldwell | July 10, 2015

“Mixed paper” is one of the major recycling grades. Most of what's collected and sent for processing comes from single-stream recycling collections; in general, mixed paper is NOT generated in commercial recycling. Because it's one of the least valuable recyclable commodities, it makes more sense for manufacturers, distributors, printers, wholesalers - for any enterprise with a recycling plan in place -  to sort paper grades where they are generated to prevent them from becoming mixed. 

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Presses and printers: 5 ways to make more money from your recycling

By Maggie Caldwell | June 5, 2015

Presses and printers: even though you have long-standing recycling programs in place - actually, BECAUSE you have long-standing programs in place - you stand to benefit financially from learning how to optimize. Here are 5 ways we've found for you to increase your recycling revenues:

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Trailer Loading: Make it Safe and Heavy

By Maggie Caldwell | May 1, 2015

There's a bit of an art to effectively loading recyclable commodities into your semis. Because the cost per trip is fixed, you want to maximize the weight in order to lower the transportation cost per ton. With a lower transportation cost per ton, you can negotiate a better price on those commodities from your hauler. A better price = more value, and more value = improving your bottom line.

So when loading bales, do everything you can to minimize air space. You absolutely want to avoid paying to haul air. We've found this is the best method of loading to stay under your weight limit while maximizing available space:

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How to Recycle Plastic Film and Shrink Wrap (LDPE)

By Maggie Caldwell | April 17, 2015

We've talked about why it's always cost-effective to divert plastic film, shrink wrap, and other LDPE away from your waste stream and into your recycling stream: every ounce of weight you save from the landfill is money in your pocket. Because the current market is strong and is expected to grow, so every bit of your shrink wrap is worth money. 

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