Case Study: Additional $144K Annual Revenue Comes From Optimizing Recycling Program

By Maggie Caldwell | November 14, 2014

Optimized recycling is about keeping labor costs low, setting up intuitive programs, and maximizing the amount of valuable grades you generate. Almost every single recycling program we see can be optimized in one of these ways, resulting in a combination of greater revenue for recyclable materials and/or lower waste and/or labor costs.

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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 Managing Your Compactor Hauling Fees

By Maggie Caldwell | August 14, 2014

Compactors are easy to use and - at a minimum of a 4:1 compaction rate - reduce trash volume and take up significantly less space than the equivalent number of steel dumpsters. Less frequent trash pickups more than pays for the higher equipment cost, even in a franchise market, but can do even more to save money with these easy-to-implement steps

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Advantages of Baling OCC to your Cardboard Recycling Program

By Maggie Caldwell | July 25, 2014

A downstroke, or vertical, baler can be a valuable tool in simplifying the Cardboard Recycling program at your manufacturing, distributing, printing, or retail facility. These machines compact old corrugated cardboard (OCC), plastic film and shrink wrap, and mixed office paper into the 60" x 36" cubes accepted by processing mills. Downstroke baling machines are always a cost-effective investment if you generate:

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How do you set up a recycling program?

By John Daniel | March 17, 2014

Recycling Programs

There is no one-size-fits-all recycling program; each company and manufacturer has their own needs. Federal International specializes in creating customized recycling programs OR modifying your existing program with the goal of effectively maximizing your recycling revenues.

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