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It might seem like a good idea to let your waste contract auto-renew unexamined. But there are serious advantages in store for companies that evaluate the core contract line items before getting locked into another contract term. If your company’s goals are to ensure the lowest possible waste costs and optimized services, make a plan to check that you’re getting what you need from your supplier. Here are the benefits of having a “trust but verify” approach before permitting waste contracts to auto-renew.
Examine if your waste provider is satisfying their current contract
Many contracts will include a poor performance clause.…
Many waste companies don’t want you to know that they own their own landfill sites and that one of their biggest goals is to fill them. National Waste Associates (NWA) help clients manage waste from a more strategic standpoint, navigating the many pitfalls of national haulers and their overpowering self-interest. NWA waste services are set up to benefit the client and the environment by optimizing waste strategies and budgets, saving clients millions on avoidable costs and landfills from unnecessary dumps.
These are the top 10 reasons clients make the switch to NWA:
1 – To increase waste diversion & recycling rates
Many large-scale national companies have implemented waste diversion goals, and they then require the support of a waste-forward service provider.…
Construction, renovation, and demolition sites across the country are increasingly incorporating waste diversion efforts. Commitments to C&D recycling is one of the top methods for supporting a sustainable build. Recycling generates usable materials at a lesser financial and environmental cost. It’s estimated that for every 2,000 square feet of construction, there are 8,000 pounds of construction waste. For certain jobs, LEED points are awarded for construction recycling – one point for 50% recycling rate and two points for a 75% or more recycling rate.
Construction waste recycling is the recovery of waste materials that are generated on a construction or remodeling site.…
Rising, unstable material costs have soared upwards of 26%, a jump in the construction industry. The price volatility on material costs is unprecedented for the industry, according to records that have been kept since the 1940s. Today, we’re seeing hikes upwards of 123% for materials like steel.
As demand for construction remains high, these cost hikes shrink profits. Stabilization for the entire industry is ideal, but until external stabilizing factors settle in, internal stabilizing factors must take precedent. Along with rising material costs, construction produces a lot of waste, which can add up financially, compounding the strains on a construction business right now.…
After the legislative hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, states and congress have been busy putting new environmental legislation into place, under mounting political and public pressure. One material that has been particularly under the microscope is EPS foam.
First, because of the quantities. We throw away an estimated 25 billion Expanded Polystyrene (EPS foam) cups every year.
Second, because of the broad ranging environmental and human health impacts of the material.
And third, because it can easily be substituted out for alternative materials.
Why EPS foam is so bad for the environment
The EPA considers “styrene” in Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) to have serious impacts upon wildlife and the aquatic environment.…