Posts by Brand Extract

Turning Your Grease Into Green: How to Profit from Used Cooking Oils

For the restaurant industry, disposing of used cooking oils and trap grease can be a messy and expensive business, with the risk of fines for incorrect disposal.

Not only will a fat, oil and grease (FOG) recycling program reduce the amount of organic material discharged into the wastewater system, it will also reduce your maintenance costs and could generate significant income from rebates for your business.

Grocery stores and distribution stores can also benefit from implementing a FOG recycling program for their waste oils and greases.

Recycling these organic materials into biofuel is a perfect example of the circular economy in action, turning what was once considered a waste into a valuable resource for another industry.…

How Waste Industry Consolidations Impact Your Business

NWA advocates for their clients for better waste management during consolidations.Trends such as mergers, acquisitions and consolidation in the waste industry continue to rise, which creates concerns for businesses. Reduced competition limits choices, leads to price increases, and creates confusion in the marketplace. As a result, customers of waste management companies going through transitions often experience unsubstantiated cost increases, service interruptions and invoice discrepancies. Many businesses are forced to allocate additional resources to navigate these changes and limit adverse operational impacts.

Growing monopolies in the waste management industry

Industry consolidation is being driven by the mega waste companies. With a desire for broad market control, these companies are looking for additional assets and resources by acquiring smaller companies that in many cases are experiencing financial constraints brought on by larger competitors.…

Stress Relief – Working with Waste and Recycling Consultants

Arrow and Bullseye NWA IconAs a business manager, you spend a lot of time worrying about controlling costs, maintaining facility conditions and keeping facilities as energy efficient as possible, on top of many other operating stresses. Enlisting help from a waste and recycling consultant can help you relax about the changing waste landscape. Consultants provide expert advice, create optimized waste management plans, and manage waste service processes and providers on your behalf.

Management companies help you save time, money and hassles compared to handling waste on your own. Here are just a few functions a management consultant will handle for you:

1. Optimize waste across all your locations

No two locations are exactly the same – each one has unique needs when it comes to waste disposal and materials recovery.…

Waste and Recycling – What’s Behind the Hidden Fees?

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Are you aware of all the fees that make up your waste disposal bill? Many businesses are not, and as a result, pay inaccurate or unwarranted fees. As sustainability and recycling goals become more critical to business operations, waste disposal fees continue to rise. This rise in fees includes the soft cost of added separation that accompanies recycling materials, along with additional landfill fees municipalities are imposing to encourage recycling. Some of these fees are unavoidable, but some can be eliminated from your waste bill by performing a waste audit.

While waste services are necessary, most fees are not.