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Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
ID-10066154-300x199Different businesses have different needs, and determining the best trash compactor to fit those needs is how Global Trash Solutions got our start. Before moving on to consulting for over 1,400 locations, we were the reseller of an indoor trash compactor called the GTS 1000. This compactor was perfect for quick service restaurants. It was about the size of a standard refrigerator – the right size to fit into the back a restaurant with very limited space. We helped our clients find room for them in over 150 restaurants. This model was great because the type of waste these restaurants produce is extremely light and easy to compact. Our clients started saving upwards of 60% on their trash bills, and today our clients save a total of over $2,145,000.00 annually! (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
ID-100184116-199x300Do you own a grocery store, retail chain, furniture warehouse, manufacturing facility, or stockroom that produces enough cardboard to fill more than one dumpster per week? Are you overwhelmed by the amount of cardboard packaging material that lines the floor of your facility's offloading area after you receive a large shipment? Do you pay over $130.00 per month to have cardboard dumped? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you should probably consider purchasing a cardboard baler for your business. Balers are the most environmentally responsible solution for large volume cardboard-producers. It is estimated that for every loose cardboard dumpster emptied, 2.5 pounds of diesel air pollution are generated. Also, most haulers will not reveal this, but much of what they pick up is considered "contaminated" by the time it reaches their sort facilities, and is dumped in landfills even if it is labeled as "recycling." (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
20120422044236Burger_King_Logo.svg_-300x300Lake Park, FL --In the fast food industry where cutting expenses is paramount, Global Trash Solutions announced today that it has generated $3,300 in average monthly savings for FOR Norwest LLC as a result of their waste management consulting services. FOR Norwest, who owns and operates 37 Burger Kings in Washington and Alaska, enrolled with Global Trash Solutions in mid-October 2013 after the Company provided them with a comprehensive consultation and potential savings report. In less than two weeks, FOR Norwest’s waste and recycling expenses had dropped dramatically. (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
ID-10066142-300x199Waste management consultants are businesses and individuals that help companies develop the best possible solutions for trash disposal and recycling processes. Business owners have so many responsibilities that finding the most economical and environmentally-sound way of disposing of their businesses waste products does not always make it to the top of their list. Many companies hire waste management consultants as a resource to help with ISO or LEED certification, or simply to help them save time. Professional waste consultants exist in a variety of forms; some function as brokers, while others may have worked for hauling companies in the past and have developed enough expertise to function as an independent waste consultant. (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Do you own a business in Pittsburgh or the surrounding area and would like to save money on commercial waste management? Have you noticed your trash expenses climbing over the years, even after you may have met with your hauler and received a “price rollback” in the past? Do you understand the strict City of Pittsburgh requirements for commercial recycling and trash disposal? (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
ID-100224091Waste brokers are companies that take on the responsibilities of a company’s waste collection and disposal processes. Brokers do not actually pick up the trash themselves, but instead become a middle-man between the waste hauler and the customer. They handle the collection of all types of materials including municipal solid waste (MSW), medical waste, and recyclables such as cardboard, plastic, glass, organics, and aluminum.  Some waste brokers also offer other services such as property maintenance, snow plowing, plumbing, power washing, and grease trap pick-up. (more…)
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
Do 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? Do you know how to comply with Seattle’s recycling program, which includes fines for food waste in garbage containers? Are you being required to change the type of packaging you use at your business and threatened with fines if you do not comply? Would you like to save money on business waste management costs in Seattle, WA? (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
If you are concerned about the cost of commercial trash service in Houston or the state of Texas, lowering these expenses is possible. One of the first steps is to find out if your garbage service is a fixed utility or an expense you can directly control. The answer to that question depends on where your business is located. (more…)