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.


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.


NWA’s waste experts initially conducted data analysis to identify the sites with the greatest waste activity and the highest spend. These sites represented the priority opportunities to save the business the most money, in the shortest amount of time.

Associating sites with similar current waste volumes and then comparing service frequencies between these locations, we were able to identify those that were being overserviced by their waste hauler. In these instances, we reduced service frequencies to our calculated norms, saving the client over $885k.

By analyzing the waste composition across the entire account and working with our extensive network of national haulers, our experts also identified an opportunity to separate out an additional recyclable material from the waste stream. When implemented across the business, this delivered savings of $53k and reduced the client’s environmental impact, diverting hundreds of tons of valuable material from landfill.

Finally, we conducted an analysis of haulage movements and volumes across a number of newly opened sites. Our calculations showed that significant cost and carbon savings could be made by reducing the haulage frequency so that each haul carried a greater tonnage. We then worked with the sites to ensure that the reduction in haulage frequency would never affect their operations. This work delivered consolidated savings for the client of over $300k.


Over this three-year period, the data analysis and surveys conducted by National Waste Associates generated consolidated savings of over $1.2m for our client.

Simultaneously, our expert analysis of waste activity across all 1,000 sites enabled us to manage service changes that not only saved the client money, but also generated significant environmental savings by reducing waste transport, optimizing hauls and identifying new materials to divert from landfill.

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