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Case Studies and Resources

Plastics - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly!

We’ve all see it, the little numbers on most plastic.  Have you ever wondered what those numbers mean?  I have, so I thought I would do some research on what they mean and how they affect the ability to recycle that item.  I will list my sources at the end of the article if you want to check out any of them for yourself.

Topics: recycling plastic plastic pollution plastic waste recycle zero waste going green recyclable reuse reduce environmental sustainability

Recycling Contamination in Commercial Cardboard Containers – What does it all mean?

The recycling industry has changed. Contamination, once allowed by haulers, has ruined the cardboard recycling industry and kept the price of OCC (old corrugated cardboard) under the price per ton levels needed to make it a profitable business. For the last 2 years haulers have tried in many ways to stop the bleeding of profits based on what they can recoup from selling their cardboard. The United States largest hauler is responsible for much of this issue. As the largest seller of cardboard to China there was so much contamination that the Chinese finally said “NO” and demanded much cleaner cardboard. That meant that they now had to process all their cardboard to clean out the contamination. There can be no plastic bags, bottles, Styrofoam, or waxed cardboard. With no one policing the dumpsters you would never see the issues that we, in the waste industry, see on a daily basis.

Topics: commercial garbage commercial trash charges waste agent save money on commercial trash teamwork recycle cost containment cost management Retail Waste Management landfill going green green recyclable reduce environmental waste disposal sustainability waste management recycling waste removal retailers commercial businesses Dumpster Garbage Removal trash trash hauling waste cleanup plastic pollution regulations

Packaging Bans – Do they work?

Over the past few months, we have heard a lot about bans on single use plastic and foam items; things like plastic bags, drinking straws, and take out containers.  We have spent some time looking into these bans and whether or not they will actually make an impact on plastic waste.  As of right now, only about 9% of all plastic that has ever been produced has been recycled. 

Topics: commercial garbage plastic pollution plastic waste recycling plastic waste cleanup recycle garbage Food packaging landfill going green recyclable reduce trash environmental state regulations waste disposal recycling waste removal recy zero waste food waste regulations regulations sustainability

ATTENTION: Hotels & Restaurants

Are You Paying WAY Too Much Per Month for Trash And Recycling?

Topics: NACS News RFMA green reuse trash reduce garbage Dumpster landfill contracts Dumpsters recycling retailers wet waste Composting food waste recyclable zero waste going green regulations restaurants waste audit food service HubSpot Tips environmental organic waste saveongarbage trash hauling waste removal Food packaging sustainability waste disposal cost management Garbage Removal Conserve program cost containment Dumpster Service orlando shooting property manager waste management aerobic digestion Rolloff Dumpsters state regulations anaerobic digestion federal regulations hazardous materials food waste reduction commercial businesses retail property owner food waste regulations Retail Waste Management greenhouse gas emissions commercial property owner restaurant waste management Construction Waste Management Mandatory Commercial Recycling National Restaurant Association Restaurant Facility Management Association National Association for Convenience Stores

WHITE PAPER OFFERING NEW INFORMATION ON RECYCLING RATES

JUNE 14, 2016. Bill Moore of Moore & Associates and Peter Engel of Kessler Consulting announce the release of the white paper entitled: “Demystifying MSW Recycling Rates” that sheds light on “real” recovery rates of municipal solid waste (MSW) in the United States.

Topics: NACS News RFMA green reuse trash reduce garbage Dumpster landfill contracts Dumpsters recycling retailers wet waste Composting food waste recyclable zero waste going green regulations restaurants waste audit food service HubSpot Tips environmental organic waste saveongarbage trash hauling waste removal Food packaging sustainability waste disposal cost management Garbage Removal Conserve program cost containment Dumpster Service orlando shooting property manager waste management aerobic digestion Rolloff Dumpsters state regulations anaerobic digestion federal regulations hazardous materials food waste reduction commercial businesses retail property owner food waste regulations Retail Waste Management greenhouse gas emissions commercial property owner restaurant waste management Construction Waste Management Mandatory Commercial Recycling National Restaurant Association Restaurant Facility Management Association National Association for Convenience Stores

What Size Dumpster Do I Need?

As a property, restaurant or retail manager, you are always seeking ways to increase efficiencies, streamline operations and reduce costs. You probably think of the garbage dumpster on your property simply as a waste removal solution, but did you know that having the correct size dumpster for your business is important to your bottom line?   Consider the following Q & A when it comes to selecting a dumpster for your business:

Topics: NACS News RFMA green reuse trash reduce garbage Dumpster landfill contracts Dumpsters recycling retailers wet waste Composting food waste recyclable zero waste going green regulations restaurants waste audit food service HubSpot Tips environmental organic waste saveongarbage trash hauling waste removal Food packaging sustainability waste disposal cost management Garbage Removal Conserve program property manager cost containment Dumpster Service orlando shooting waste management Rolloff Dumpsters aerobic digestion state regulations anaerobic digestion federal regulations hazardous materials food waste reduction commercial businesses retail property owner food waste regulations Retail Waste Management greenhouse gas emissions commercial property owner restaurant waste management Construction Waste Management Mandatory Commercial Recycling National Restaurant Association Restaurant Facility Management Association National Association for Convenience Stores

Waste Paper Management Market worth 43.35 Billion USD by 2020!

The global waste paper management market is projected to be valued at around USD 43.35 Billion by 2020, and to grow at a CAGR of 2.55% from 2015 to 2020.

Topics: waste removal recycling Composting waste management sustainability retailers waste disposal regulations federal regulations state regulations restaurants commercial businesses greenhouse gas emissions environmental Mandatory Commercial Recycling Dumpster Rolloff Dumpsters Dumpster Service Garbage Removal restaurant waste management hazardous materials contracts trash reduce reuse wet waste recyclable green going green property manager commercial property owner retail property owner trash hauling HubSpot Tips food waste food waste reduction organic waste food waste regulations food service landfill anaerobic digestion aerobic digestion Restaurant Facility Management Association RFMA National Association for Convenience Stores NACS National Restaurant Association Conserve program Food packaging Retail Waste Management Construction Waste Management Dumpsters News cost management saveongarbage waste audit zero waste cost containment garbage orlando shooting

Waste Paper Management Global Forecast to 2020

The global market for waste paper management has been growing proportionally with the increasing environmental concerns among people and enforcement of stringent environmental laws & regulations.

Topics: waste removal recycling Composting waste management sustainability retailers waste disposal regulations federal regulations state regulations restaurants commercial businesses greenhouse gas emissions environmental Mandatory Commercial Recycling Dumpster Rolloff Dumpsters Dumpster Service Garbage Removal restaurant waste management hazardous materials contracts trash reduce reuse wet waste recyclable green going green property manager commercial property owner retail property owner trash hauling HubSpot Tips food waste food waste reduction organic waste food waste regulations food service landfill anaerobic digestion aerobic digestion Restaurant Facility Management Association RFMA National Association for Convenience Stores NACS National Restaurant Association Conserve program Food packaging Retail Waste Management Construction Waste Management Dumpsters News cost management saveongarbage waste audit zero waste cost containment garbage orlando shooting

How To Best Use Recycled Materials ?

Topics: waste removal recycling Composting waste management sustainability retailers waste disposal regulations federal regulations state regulations restaurants commercial businesses greenhouse gas emissions environmental Mandatory Commercial Recycling Dumpster Rolloff Dumpsters Dumpster Service Garbage Removal restaurant waste management hazardous materials contracts trash reduce reuse wet waste recyclable green going green property manager commercial property owner retail property owner trash hauling HubSpot Tips food waste food waste reduction organic waste food waste regulations food service landfill anaerobic digestion aerobic digestion Restaurant Facility Management Association RFMA National Association for Convenience Stores NACS National Restaurant Association Conserve program Food packaging Retail Waste Management Construction Waste Management Dumpsters News cost management saveongarbage waste audit zero waste cost containment garbage

Bins: are you better off going private?


By: Peter Jones 
Principal Consultant at Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd

Myth takes – “Private bin collections would be cheaper”

You surprisingly often find newspaper stories bashing council waste collections and suggesting that it would be better, and perhaps even cheaper, for households to sort out their own waste collections privately. Having looked at what it costs councils to do the work, and some international comparisons, I'm confident that if there was competition in the market, householders would pay more, and unless the market was well regulated might end up recycling less. A monopoly, public interest provider is simply in the best place to deliver the most efficient collection rounds thanks to the really high collection density it gives them - whether they do so through their own staff, or a private contractor.

Have you seen this argument put forward? Do you think there are other good reasons, around freedom of choice or quality of service that might make it reasonable for people to want to pay extra for waste collections? Do you agree that buying in your bin service privately would be more expensive - or perhaps you might have experiences to share from countries such as Ireland that already have a private system in place. Interested to hear your thoughts.

Topics: waste removal recycling Composting waste management sustainability retailers waste disposal regulations federal regulations state regulations restaurants commercial businesses greenhouse gas emissions environmental Mandatory Commercial Recycling Dumpster Rolloff Dumpsters Dumpster Service Garbage Removal restaurant waste management hazardous materials contracts trash reduce reuse wet waste recyclable green going green property manager commercial property owner retail property owner trash hauling HubSpot Tips food waste food waste reduction organic waste food waste regulations food service landfill anaerobic digestion aerobic digestion Restaurant Facility Management Association RFMA National Association for Convenience Stores NACS National Restaurant Association Conserve program Food packaging Retail Waste Management Construction Waste Management Dumpsters News cost management saveongarbage waste audit zero waste cost containment garbage