"Industry Insights" Posts

Stress Relief – Working with Waste and Recycling Consultants

As 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.…

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.…

National Waste Associates Achieves $1.2 Million in Waste Savings for Major Pet Retailer

A National Pet Store with over 1,000 locations needed greater control of their waste expenditure.

Over three years, National Waste Associates’ (NWA’s) waste experts undertook a series of data-driven analyses across the entire account which resulted in consolidated savings for the customer of over $1.2 million, together with a significant reduction in their carbon footprint.

THE CHALLENGE

Our customer lacked vital oversight of waste operations at their sites, which spanned the length and breadth of the country. With hundreds of stores serviced by different haulers, corporate found that they couldn’t identify where optimization opportunities existed. This left them with a bloated cost center for waste, and disposal costs that were going through the roof.…

The Extra Fees That Haulers Add to Invoices: Are you protected?

Haulers win waste contracts with low prices for waste disposal, making you think that you’re going to get a great deal by switching to them. But to make their money back from these contracts, they have developed a variety of additional ‘fees’ that they may add on top of their disposal charges.

In this article, we take a look of some of the most common extra fees that haulers will try to charge. Every day, NWA’s Vendor Services team works tirelessly for our customers to fight against these additional fees.

Business Compliance Charge

Although this fee has been applied by some haulers for a while, it has just become a mandatory fee for one of the waste majors.…