Choose the Best Recycling Baler for Cost Effective Waste Management

By Maggie Caldwell | April 17, 2018

Every type of business, manufacturers, distributors, printers, retailers, or any other company, that generates a minimum 10 tons (20,000 pounds) of recyclable commodities each month should invest in a baler. It's a sound waste management strategy. It's important to choose the right recycling baler for your volume. That way, you'll streamline your recycling program and maximize the revenue you receive from your recyclable materials by:

Balers are a tool in your recycling and waste management program, and like any tool it's important to choose the right one for the job. Don't waste money on a baler that does more than you need; for many businesses the simplest choice is the best one. On the other hand, larger volume generators will find that the right investment in equipment helps trim labor costs involved in recycling.

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7 Ways To Save On Your Apartment Building Trash Compactor Fees

By John Daniel | April 17, 2018

As an apartment manager, you are probably always looking for ways to save money on the upkeep of your property. Did you know that the expenses associated with your apartment building trash compactor are among the easiest to cut? So we will look at some of the most practical waste management tips you can utilize to reduce expenses related to your building's trash disposal.

1. How to lower the haul rate

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

By Maggie Caldwell | July 20, 2017

You shouldn't pay to haul air. It sounds obvious, but do you know if you're consistently maximizing the weight of your trash and recycling containers? You're paying for every pickup your hauler makes, whether your containers are full or empty so it's good waste management practice as well as solid business sense to guarantee that every inch of space in your dumpsters, compactors, and trailers is filled to capacity. And when it comes to your OCC, plastic, metal, and other recyclables, when you maximize your weight per pick-up, your recycler’s hauling cost goes down. And 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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Good Waste Management Solves Common Waste Stream Problems that Cost Money

By Maggie Caldwell | April 12, 2017

Every business generates waste and recycling opportunities, from manufacturing to warehouse and distribution to retail property management, and beyond. And you pay to have that waste and recycling is hauled away. Simple, right? Not really! Waste management companies know that it's common to find waste stream problems and inefficiencies that cost you money. Here are some tricks we've found so that you can find out if you may be throwing money out with your trash:

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How to Partner with a Waste Management Company to Save Money

By Maggie Caldwell | December 31, 2016

Commercial waste hauling is expensive, there’s no doubt about it. And because it’s a necessary cost of doing business, there’s a perception that the amount you pay each month is a fixed cost … but that’s not entirely the case. You can easily save a significant percentage off of your monthly bill while keeping your relationships with existing haulers intact by partnering with a waste management company like Federal International. Waste and Recycling is our business, so we have the inside track on what your fees should be and how to right-size your service to avoid paying to haul air. Save money while staying focused on your primary business. We will even oversee all of your byproduct needs, helping you to become more sustainable along the way.

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Waste Management Companies Take the Stink Out of Managing Your Trash

By David Seelig | July 11, 2016

Waste – it’s a nasty business! At home or on the job, the creation of waste is a part of our daily lives. Both residential and Industrial settings create waste streams as a byproduct of their daily functions. These streams can be both costly and time consuming to manage. In short, it's a stinky business, but it's a process that needs to be monitored and audited frequently. Just like any other service or utility, there are always opportunities for savings.

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Waste Management Tip: Bale More to Save Money

By Kyle Suggs | June 24, 2016

You mean I can bale that, too?? Most businesses these days use their balers for cardboard only. If YOU'RE also using your baler for other materials like stretch film or other plastics, pat yourself on the back, because you have a leg up on the competition.

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Save Money and Time With a Waste Management Company 

By Maggie Caldwell | January 9, 2015

Waste haulers and recycling companies can be negatively impacting your business – and you may not even be aware of it. Price increases, incorrect bills, missed pick-ups, and service charges from your hauler are commonplace in the industry, but finding those mistakes and fighting for corrections is time consuming and painful. They rely on the fact most companies don't pay attention, and that costs you money.

There are also built-in inefficiencies in the hauling industry that are never brought to your attention; for instance, did you know it costs more money to make multiple pick-ups each week with smaller dumpsters than fewer pickups with larger containers?

It takes time and effort to manage trash, and so many companies have learned the way to save is by by partnering with a waste management company like Federal International They manage your trash for you, working on your behalf to streamline your processes and increase your single-stream recycling rate.

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Renegotiate Waste Contracts to Cut Costs: A Case Study

By Maggie Caldwell | December 5, 2014

Renegotiate waste contracts: it's one easy way to immediately reduce your waste management overhead. Even if your contracts aren't yet up for renewal, there's often room to work with your hauler to save money. 

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