4 Waste Management Trends Defining the Waste Industry!

1. Cities Continue Implementation of Zero Waste Programs and Legislation

‘Zero Waste’ is a waste management strategy where all waste is diverted from landfills and incinerators. More and more cities and states across the U.S. are implementing new recycling programs, banning the use of specific products and making a push for increased waste to energy. Cities as well as businesses have made significant efforts to become Zero Waste in order to reduce their impact on the environment.

Globally, 23 cities and regions have signed up to the C40 cities declaration to advance towards zero waste. In the U.S., this includes New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Monica and Washington D.C.…

10 Waste Management Myths That Cost You Time and Money

Commercial waste management often bears a reputation for being costly, time consuming and complex to manage across multiple locations. While this can be true if you work with some companies, or try to handle the job yourself, not all waste management providers are the same. However, most facilities managers and purchasing directors don’t possess the in-depth waste industry experience to realize when they’re getting a raw deal, or to know which industry-specific questions to ask in order to choose the best vendor.

To help you sort through what’s real and what’s rubbish, we’re dispelling ten widespread waste management myths. Check out our tips to secure a fair deal on high-quality service from a reliable commercial waste services provider.…

Some Haulers Want to Landfill your Recycling. This is Why.

Your staff have been trained to separate recyclables from the trash, and you’ve got your containers or compactors for each; one for trash that goes to landfill, and the other for single stream recyclables. Cardboard, paper, plastics and metal containers all go in here, then get sorted and recycled into secondary materials, reducing the environmental impact of your operations.

Simple, right? Sadly, it’s not always quite as simple as it seems and with current market conditions lowering the value of recyclables, companies across the U.S. can’t always trust that the recyclable materials they put in the single stream containers will actually be recycled as intended, and as haulers are contracted to do.…

Why Single Stream Recycling Can Now Cost You More Than Waste

There are normally two factors that incentivize businesses to recycle more of their waste; reducing their environmental impact, and saving money on their waste bills. But with new challenging market conditions, this isn’t always the case anymore…

The Rise of Single Stream Recycling

Since its origination in the 1990s, single stream recycling has been a popular option for businesses that want to recycle, without having to install a wide variety of containers for each recyclable material. By collecting paper, cardboard, plastics and metals together in one bin, nationwide recycling stats jumped because it was so much easier for businesses and households to do.…

Sustainable Practices Makes Good Business Sense!

Recycling and waste minimization may not always be at the top of the “to do” list for most companies. However, developing sustainable working practices should be a top priority for all businesses that have a goal of reducing their operating costs.

Sustainable practices are based on three core principles, known as the three Ps: Planet, People and Profit. These principles are entwined, which is why they make great business sense. If part of your sustainability plan is to help protect the environment by reducing your company’s consumption of natural resources (minimizing the amount of waste you produce and recycling as much of what’s left as possible), then this will protect your business’s bottom line and increase profits!…