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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Trailer Loading: Make it Safe and Heavy

By Maggie Caldwell | May 1, 2015

There's a bit of an art to effectively loading recyclable commodities into your semis. Because the cost per trip is fixed, you want to maximize the weight in order to lower the transportation cost per ton. With a lower transportation cost per ton, you can negotiate a better price on those commodities from your hauler. A better price = more value, and more value = improving your bottom line.

So when loading bales, do everything you can to minimize air space. You absolutely want to avoid paying to haul air. We've found this is the best method of loading to stay under your weight limit while maximizing available space:

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