Posts by Carmine Esposito, National Waste Associates

Here are the Leading Waste and Recycling Initiatives Which Can Impact Your Bottom Line

The basic fundamentals of waste management — collect, sort, recover, dispose — are essentially the same today as they were over a hundred years ago. However, the methodologies of how we deal with each of these steps are always changing due to new technology, economic trends, and social changes. In fact, the industry might be changing even more quickly now than it has before.

Much of the world today is striving for zero waste (or heading in that direction); plastics continue to remain the focus of a recycling renaissance; reduction of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) is a focus; cities are considering new and different ways of controlling the market, and Artificial Intelligence is becoming more prevalent in guiding our hand at the bin.…

Diversion: Keeping Waste Out of Landfills

Humans tend to have a huge problem with waste. Most of us don’t know what to do with it, and so we pile it up in landfills. Out of sight, out of mind! While that used to be an acceptable practice, times are changing. Whether we are paying attention or not, the fact is waste in landfills is breaking down, emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, seeping pollutants into soil and ground water, and disturbing ecosystems as we continually bulldozed them in order to make room for more junk. By continuing to follow this cycle of produce-consume-dispose, it seems a logical conclusion that the Earth could eventually be covered in garbage.…

Changing Waste for Good 2020 Success Stories

To put it lightly, 2020 was a turbulent year for all. During those challenging months, National Waste Associates (NWA) worked tirelessly for you, to ensure there was at least one thing you never had to worry about – your waste. In this article, we focus on some client success highlights, and showcase the investments we’ve made to further improve our service and to help ensure we all come out even stronger in 2021 and beyond as we work tirelessly and continuously to offer you the very best waste management service.

COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Response
In the waste industry, the COVID-19 pandemic created an extremely complicated situation, with thousands of service changes needed across all sectors and states.…

Best Practices to Reduce Gas Station and Convenience Store Waste

While there are many methods to improve the success of your business, it’s well known that one of the most reliable involves eliminating unnecessary costs. Waste is one such cost center that shouldn’t be ignored, even if it’s a relatively small part of your operations. As with all direct costs, any savings generated by reducing the volume of waste goes directly to boosting your bottom line.

There are a number of simple actions that your gas stations and convenience stores can take to reduce the amount of trash that they send to landfill, which we look at in this article.

Store Practices to Reduce Unnecessary Organic Waste
Distribute Surplus Food to Charities

Given the perishable nature of fresh food, gas station convenience stores will always end up with some surplus produce.…

Can Revamping Waste Management Save Your Gas Stations Money?

Your gas stations and convenience stores may have a basic recycling system in place, or you may feel that you don’t generate sufficient waste to warrant the need for one. But even though gas station waste is relatively low volume, there are still plenty of materials that can easily be segregated from the general waste stream to reduce your waste costs and make your operations more environmentally sustainable.

Either way, it’s likely that your waste management practices are in need of a revamp. This article lays out the simple steps you can take to do so.

Understand Your Waste Streams and Volumes

Before you start any restructuring of your existing program, you will need to understand the kinds of waste your gas stations and convenience stores handle.…