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Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
[caption id="attachment_3182" align="alignright" width="170"]IMAG1336-579x1024 Reducing Waste, Saving Money, Changing the Way We Think About Trash[/caption]West Palm Beach, FL; Anaheim, California- Trash removal seems like an afterthought to most of us. Thankfully for food outlets that produce a high volume of trash, like the new Starbucks at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA, it is Peter Spano's first thought. Spano, Global Trash Solutions’ President and Founder, envisioned making trash and recycling smaller through compaction. He knew it could reduce costs and the user’s carbon footprint."I understand that it's a headache paying too much for trash removal, storing leaking trash bags in the back room, running trash to the dumpster during lunch rushes, and having removal companies on the parking lot every day picking it up," said Spano of his clients’ trash and recycling challenges. For the past six years, GTS has been reducing businesses trips to the dumpster through its various trash and recycling compactors and balers.(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
ID-1001001411Do you own a business that pays what seems to be an excessive amount for trash service? Have your Facility Managers mentioned the labor costs associated with handling the trash at your locations? Do you know how much in payroll is dedicated to trash-related maintenance at your locations each quarter? Have you ever been mystified by what seems to be "disappearing" inventory, or noticed a correlation between your merchandise cost and the number of trips made to the dumpster each day by your staff?(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
ID-10061132-150x150Do you own a business or income property in Seattle? Have you found yourself confused by what seem to be extremely tight restrictions on what your business may do with its waste? Are you being required to change the type of packaging you use at your business and threatened with fines if you do not comply?In the summer of 2013, the State of Washington passed revised legislation proposed by the Department of Ecology which aims to create a “closed loop” waste management system that would turn almost all of what is currently thrown away into a reusable resource. The plan, originally set in motion in 2011, is intended to remove all recyclable commodities from landfills. The City of Seattle has partnered with with local hauling companies so that residents and businesses have the resources to divert recyclable commodities from landfills. In effect, this legislation requires that all businesses in Seattle recycle organic waste as food scraps, which in the past has been discarded as ordinary trash.(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
ID-10085566-150x150Do you own a business in or around Houston, Texas that pays for trash or recycling service? Have you ever asked yourself, “Is garbage service a fixed utility, or an expense I have control over?” The answer to that question depends on where your business is located.Many local municipalities around the Houston, TX market, such as Friendswood and Willis, have created monopolies on trash service. They have done this by entering into contracts with hauling vendors which commercial properties are in turn forced to use. These monopolies are commonly referred to in the industry as “franchise agreements”. Unfortunately, if you are a business owner in a franchised area, your options for waste service providers are limited. However, the Market Research Analysts at Global Trash Solutions (GTS) have spent dozens, if not hundreds of hours combing through franchise agreements, many of which are over seventy pages in length, from all over the great state of Texas. Through dedication, tenacity, and hard work, GTS has found that these agreements are not always as ironclad as many business owners originally presumed. As a result, GTS has delivered unparalleled results to business owners in terms of cost savings.(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
ID-100152310-300x300Do you own a business in Maryland or the surrounding area, and feel that you are being overcharged for trash and recycling service? Have you noticed that your costs have gradually escalated to an amount that is much more than what you ever expected to pay when you signed up for service? Have you had trouble reaching the representative who originally signed you up for trash service? Have you ever become so frustrated with your vendor that you attempted to cancel service, only to find that your hauling contract renewed for another three years about six months ago without any action by you or your hauler?(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
ID-10024452-300x225Do you own a business in the northeast? Have you noticed a considerable increase in your monthly expenses for trash and recycling service over the past year? Did the name of your garbage company suddenly change following a sharp increase in your monthly hauling expenses or vice versa? Have you received a form letter (or one for each location you own) citing "the increasing cost of disposal, fuel, and other factors" to rationalize a rate hike, sometimes in the hundreds of dollars, that appeared on your next invoice?(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
ID-10032754-199x300Many successful Business Owners, CFOs, Profit Managers, and others charged with the task of keeping the cost of their business or organization under control have noticed one line item on their P&L statement that they cannot seem to make a dent in: waste disposal and recycling service. This single expense often costs businesses hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars annually, depending on the size of the organization and amount of trash their locations produce. Many have scratched their heads and pondered: “How in the world can hiring a truck to pick up and dump a metal can full of trash a couple of times per week become so costly?”(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
ID-10072303-300x199Have you ever wondered how to lower your monthly costs for garbage and recycling service in the City of Miami? Have you ever signed up for service thinking that you had the best deal in town, maybe even boasting about it to your contemporaries, only to discover a year (or sometimes even month) later, that your "great deal" was as a bigger myth than a snowstorm on South Beach?  Have your costs increased by 20% to 30% or more since you signed your hauling contract?  Have you tried to contact your salesman to inquire about why you were quoted one price and are now paying another, only to be smoke-screened by a mouthful of industry jargon about the woes of every garbage man - the rising price of diesel fuel, environmental compliance fees, disposal increases at the landfill, the cost of mounting Google-car style cameras on every garbage truck in their fleet, or some other line of...well...garbage ? Or worse yet, never heard from your salesman at all?(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Monday, December 16th, 2013
GTS-2000-200x300 The GTS 2000 Commercial Trash Compactor compacts trash on a 15 to 1 ratio, and will produce cardboard bales over 100 pounds. This compactor is available as an indoor or outdoor model.(more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Thursday, December 12th, 2013
ID-10042290-300x199Commercial trash compactors come in many different styles and sizes that are customized to meet specific types of customer’s needs. Large 15-40 yard self-contained compactors are generally used by restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, and malls that share a dumpster. These compactors are ideal for businesses that produce large volumes of waste and have plenty of space outside for equipment. Businesses that are limited on space such as fast food restaurants often prefer to use indoor trash compactors or outdoor vertical compactors. Indoor compactors are typically about the size of a refrigerator, and outdoor vertical compactors can fit in most standard dumpster corrals.(more…)