Posts by Carmine Esposito, National Waste Associates

How to Stop Your Customers from Using Your Dumpsters

Problems Associated with Unauthorized Dumpster Use

As a storage business with open dumpsters on your sites, it may be difficult to prevent your customers from using your dumpsters when they empty out their units. The most pressing concern with unauthorized trash dumping is that the space you need in the dumpster for your own trash will be occupied by the trash of others.

You may also have to deal with the financial consequences of unauthorized trash dumping. For instance, if lots of your customers start dumping their trash into your dumpster, then your bills may go up because the container is considered overloaded or the excess weight of their trash may exceed the designated weight limit – or may even cause you to require extra pickups.…

How to Ensure Waste Management Compliance in the C40 Cities

C40 is a network of some of the world’s largest cities that are committed to addressing climate change. Globally, the network is made of 97 cities, representing over 700 million citizens and totaling a quarter of the global economy. The mayors of these cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level and have set various performance targets across a range of sustainability indexes, from clean air to zero waste.

Which cities in North America are part of the C40?

As of 2021, there are 14 U.S. cities and three Canadian cities within the C40 network.…

Why Waste-to-Energy is Important for Business Leaders to Understand

Even now in 2021, the majority of the general waste produced in North America is sent to landfill sites. This waste typically consists of a high proportion of organic material, for example food, paper, cardboard, wood and green waste.

What makes landfills bad for the environment?

Landfill sites aren’t just an eye sore of growing piles of waste, they can also be a major source of pollution, and are associated with several environmental issues. Rubbish buried in landfill breaks down at a very slow rate and remains a problem for future generations, with landfill sites requiring expert management well after they have reached their capacity and their useful life is over.…

Interview with Storage Account Manager, Andrea Dalessio

The storage industry is somewhat unique and certainly has its own challenges and nuances. National Waste Associates (NWA) is intimately experienced with this. At NWA, we have long recognized the value of a personal touch and the accountability of a single point of contact, which is why we provide all of our storage industry customers with a dedicated and specialized Account Manager. As you will find below, waste management is a service, and the best service is delivered by seasoned professionals.

That Account Manager is Andrea Dalessio, who we recently caught up with for an interview.

Hey Andrea! How long have you been working at NWA?

4 Ways to Start Reducing Your Retail Waste v1

Retail is an incredibly profit-driven industry – and while there are many methods to improve your success, one of the most reliable involves eliminating unnecessary costs. Waste is one such cost center that shouldn’t be ignored. As with all direct costs, any savings generated by reducing the volume of waste goes directly to your bottom line.

Most retail firms have waste and recycling programs that have been in place for some time, but significant cost saving opportunities still exist by first identifying where waste is occurring and then designing it out of the process entirely.

Some of the greatest benefits from this revised approach are:

  • Reduced environmental impact and disposal fees
  • Improved regulatory compliance
  • Increased profits
  • Stronger corporate image

With companies being measured more and more on their environmental performance as well as their financial capabilities, and with stricter requirements coming due to ESG, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your waste management operations are as sustainable as they can possibly be.…