Posts by Carmine Esposito, National Waste Associates

Drive Down Your Operating Costs with Waste Minimization

In order to find significant cost savings in waste management, operational changes should be made before the point that a material is considered to be a waste. This strategy is defined as waste minimization.

Waste minimization isn’t just the most economically efficient strategy to manage waste; it’s also the most environmentally beneficial. But what does it imply, how can it be integrated into operations, and what savings will it drive?

Executive Summary

As businesses are forced to operate with ever tighter operating margins, managerial oversight of operational costs must be rigorous. One area that sometimes doesn’t get as much attention as other aspects of the operations, is waste.…

How NWA Fights Hauler Price Increases

Some waste management firms simply set their contracts up and forget about them. When haulers gradually push their prices up, as they almost always do, the company will just pass the costs straight onto the client. At National Waste Associates (NWA), we believe our customers deserve better. That’s why we have an entire department designated to control our clients’ cost, fight these price increases on your behalf and act like a vice to prevent costs from continually rising.

Introducing… NWA’s Vendor Services Department

At the start of every new contract, the Vendor Services Department works to get things moving on the right track.…

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.…