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Charlene Hoffman

Recent Posts by Charlene Hoffman:

Overflow or Hauler Over-Charge?

Following up on a previous post, we have been putting together a series of pictures and the amounts charged by the haulers for their "overflow" charges.  If you have been following our blog you will see that we have covered overages and ways to avoid them several times.  We fully understand and accept that there will be overages from time to time, what we don't accept is haulers charging overage fees on something that doesn't qualify.  Padding the bill is not acceptable, which is why we audit every hauler bill we receive and require the hauler to provide proof.  Even then, we don't accept every charge as you will see in the below pictures.

Topics: cost management overflow dumpster overflow save money on commercial trash commercial trash charges commercial garbage

Music from the heart

Shared from http://www.barkvines.com

Topics: family teamwork

Commercial Trash Overflow

Over the past few months we have been seeing a lot of overage charges from the various haulers.  As a result we wanted to put together a short post addressing what haulers consider to be overages and ways to avoid extra charges. 

Topics: waste removal waste management waste disposal Garbage Removal trash reduce trash hauling Retail Waste Management cost management cost containment garbage waste agent

Recycling Cigarette Butts

We see them everywhere, cigarette butts littering the ground.  Most people don’t even think about what those filters are made out of, so here we go.  Most filters are made out of acetate cellulose, which is a plastic.  As we all know by now, plastic doesn’t biodegrade or break down for hundreds of years, and even the broken down plastic, just turns into microplastic.  So, up until recently, there has been no “cure” for cigarette butts.

Topics: recycling zero waste recycle waste cleanup plastic waste

Restaurant Food Waste Reduction Facts and Tips to Reduce Waste

Waste in the foodservice industry isn’t all that surprising.  What is surprising is the amount of waste that a single restaurant can produce in a year – 150,000 pounds.  The average food waste for a restaurant is between 3.11% and 9.55%, this comes to 4,665 – 14,325 pounds of food waste per year, per location.  That is a LOT of waste, and a lot of money thrown in the trash.

Topics: food waste food waste reduction food service

Take Your Kid to Work Day

Waste Cost Solutions has had a fantastic time today sharing the office with some of our staff members children.  Its great having kids around, and we love getting to meet the families of our team members.

Topics: family teamwork waste agent holiday

Quick Guide to Office Recycling

How we recycle in the office.  It doesn't take long, but it sure makes a difference.

Topics: recycling sustainability recycle office sustainability

Waterway/Park Cleanup with Us

The crew at Waste Cost Solutions would like to meet up with our followers and friends to clean up a park or waterway area.  Who all would like to join us?  Depending on the number of people, we would be willing to supply trash bags, gloves, beverages, and maybe even some t-shirts!  

Topics: waste cleanup

Combating Plastic in the Ocean

It was a beautiful weekend, so I decided to take my dogs for a nice walk along the intracoastal.  I have always loved the ocean, it is my place to relax and just be in the moment, and it makes me feel connected to everything.  Imagine my sadness when I saw this:

Topics: waste management plastic pollution waste cleanup recycling plastic plastic waste

10,000 Plastic Bottles and a Mermaid

Yep, a photographer named Von Wong used 10,000 single use plastic bottles and a mermaid to help bring awareness to the hazards of plastic in our oceans.  When you think that the average American uses 167 single use plastic bottles a year, in only 60 years that person will have used 10,000.  

Topics: plastic pollution recycling plastic plastic waste