An Overview of Dumpster Service

by Global Trash Solutions


Many companies think about dumpster service as a fixed utility such as gas or electricity. In some parts of the country, municipalities will contract with trash haulers to service the entire area in what is referred to in the industry as a franchise agreement. In franchised areas, usually the city and the hauler agree on a “fair” rate that they then pass on (sometimes along with taxes and other surcharges) to businesses and residents of the city. In other areas of the country, there are open markets where a few different trash haulers offer service and compete for business. In these areas trash service is unregulated and, therefore, highly competitive.

It can sometimes be a challenge for a business to find the appropriate dumpster service. There are many things to consider such as what size and style of container to choose, and what the best days are to have the trash picked up. Many businesses such as restaurants and hotels have seasonal volume increases, so they have to designate someone to monitor the trash and make sure they have the appropriate number of pick-ups during season. Businesses must also consider whether or not a trash compactor would be a cost-effective solution. There are also health and safety standards to consider.

Global Trash Solutions is dedicated to partnering with our clients to determine the most cost-effective and efficient means of disposing of waste. GTS is an expert in recycling, and we have discovered low-cost and sometimes even free alternatives to trash disposal through recycling opportunities and green initiatives. We pride ourselves on having helped companies like Panera Bread and McDonald’s achieve results in up to 75% landfill diversion. It can sometimes be difficult for a business to determine the best answer to waste removal, but we at GTS have built our business on offering trustworthy, credible, and valuable expertise to our clients.

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