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.…

Recycling Legislation – NWA Forecast for 2020

2019 has been a challenging year for recycling. All across the country, states have struggled to find destinations for their recyclable materials, yet at the same time, many are still pushing forward with their plans to increase recycling rates and divert more waste from landfill.

Continuing on from the first article in this compliance series that looked at the rapid growth of recycling legislation across the country, with laws appearing at state, city and municipality level, this article provides a round-up of the key pieces of legislation that may affect one or more of your sites in 2020.

What Lies Ahead in 2020

2020 is shaping up to be a busy year for compliance, as several states bring in, or start to enforce their legislation relating to recycling and waste management.…

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.…