Waste Management Cost-Saving Tip: Don't Pay to Haul Air

By Maggie Caldwell | July 20, 2017

Don't pay to haul air. It sounds obvious, but do you make sure that you are maximizing the weight of your trash and recycling containers? You are paying good money every time your hauler carries away your waste and recycling, so it's good business sense to guarantee that every inch of space in your dumpsters, compactors, and trailers is filled to capacity. When you maximize your weight per pick-up, your recycler’s hauling cost will be lower. The lower the hauling cost, the more you get paid. Here are some waste management cost-saving tricks to maximize the weight on all your trash and recycling pick-ups:

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Slash Your Commercial Trash Bill in a Franchise Market

By Maggie Caldwell | February 20, 2015

Smart waste management always saves you money, even if you are locked into a franchise waste market ... even though your solid waste hauling fees are non-negotiable. Just because prices are fixed, DON'T make the mistake of thinking your waste hauling bills have to be fixed as well. Trash service is NOT a fixed utility. There's always money to be saved when you manage your service by right-sizing your waste. Sometimes we find the cost savings to be pretty phenomenal; the monthly trash bill for one of our partners in a franchise area went from $18K to just $4K! 

Fewer Hauls, Bigger Bins = 24K Annual Revenue Impact

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5 Don't-Miss Recycling Opportunities for Food Manufacturers

By Maggie Caldwell | October 17, 2014

 

Diversion is one of the keys to a successful recycling program; every bit of weight you subtract from your trash saves you money on your solid waste hauling bill. And since food manufacturers generate large quantities of valuable recyclables, a well optimized program can create a significant revenue stream. You probably already recycle your cardboard and plastic film and shrink wrap, but there's always more you can do to save money. Here are 5 don't-miss recycling opportunities we've found are often overlooked at food manufacturing plants:

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Save Money by Right Sizing Your Trash

By Maggie Caldwell | September 5, 2014

Would you sign up to have air hauled away from your business? That's essentially what happens every time your hauler takes away a dumpster or compactor that's only partially full. Save money by "right sizing" your service. Right sizing is about getting the greatest value from your waste hauling service by maximizing your container size and minimizing the number of pickups. 

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