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Posted by Tom McCarry on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
The Liftpac was an indoor compactor originally built in Oklahoma. It was a decent product with a strong following, and in its day it was a considerable competitor of Global Trash Solutions. Eventually, however, Liftpac went out of business. The brand was bought by Red Devil Manufacturing, and for about five years, Red Devil produced the indoor compactor under its original name—the Liftpac. By 2014, however, Red Devil Manufacturing underwent its own rebranding and the Liftpac died altogether.(more…)
Posted by Tom McCarry on Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Have you noticed a rise in your trash bill, but you thought that it was a set price? Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence with trash haulers. When haulers set rates in their contracts, they are typically supposed to remain static for at least a year at a time. However, many times the hauler will increase the pricing before the contract allows them to. In some cases, the base rate itself does not increase but the percentage fees they charge do. The hauler may set static percentages for these fees, but over time increase these percentages. It may not seem like a lot of money at first, which can slip by, unnoticed. But, it can add up to thousands of dollars over time.(more…)
Posted by Tom McCarry on Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Global Trash Solutions (GTS), incorporated in 2008, is now a leader in compactor production with products like the GTS2000. This revolutionary machine is known as the world’s best indoor trash compactor, but it is not the company’s first product. The company initially produced the GTS1000 compactor, targeting QSRs (quick serve restaurants) like McDonald’s. According to Peter Spano, the company’s founder, “We realized right away that we had a great business concept on our hands. The way waste haulers charge is by volume of trash produced, not weight, but size. We knew if we could reduce the size of the trash produced, we could reduce the number of pick-ups, and, therefore, reduce the price for our clients.”(more…)
Posted by Tom McCarry on Monday, February 26th, 2018
Later this year Global Trash Solutions will be celebrating our 10th anniversary (more to come on that topic in a future blog). In that time, our clients have saved $12,760,845 dollars in our exclusive Waste Cost Savings Program.You’ve probably suspected you are being overcharged on your waste hauling, and you’re right.  However, when you start working with our talented consulting team, Global Trash Solutions will not only uncover savings and inefficiencies, but we’ll also leverage our industry knowledge and nationwide relationships to earn you much lower hauling rates.(more…)
Posted by Tom McCarry on Friday, February 16th, 2018
Global Trash Solutions can provide your business with either service. After all, we are the largest trash solution company in the country; regardless of your situation, we can help you cut your waste and recycling expenses. The only question is, which GTS service is best for your business? Here is a breakdown that compares our waste brokering service to our consulting service.(more…)
Posted by Tom McCarry on Monday, February 12th, 2018
We got a call this winter from the Cincinnati Metro Housing Authority for compactor repair. They have 12 sites throughout the city and each site uses a compactor. Easy peasy, we thought. We’ll just dispatch a technician and take care of them. Well, that’s when the conversation got interesting. Not only did the the Housing Authority need all 12 compactors serviced and cleaned in 3 BUSINESS DAYS, but to compound the challenge, each of the 12 sites used a different make, model and age of compactor!(more…)
Posted by Mike Williams on Friday, September 30th, 2016
While waste balers and compactors are great pieces of equipment to have on hand to help better manage large volumes of cardboard, recyclables, and other types of waste, they can be dangerous when they are not operated correctly. It is important to properly train employees how to operate balers and compactors, as well as provide them with personal safety gear needed while loading the machine. (more…)
Posted by Mike Williams on Friday, September 16th, 2016
Did you know that the largest source of waste produced by people and businesses is cardboard? Even with an increase in recycling awareness and programs, a large amount of cardboard is still tossed into the trash every single day.Once cardboard has come into contact with other waste materials, like certain types of liquids, biological waste, or food, it can no longer by reclaimed and reused. Instead, it ends up in landfills and other disposal sites.(more…)
Posted by Mike Williams on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Recycling balers are typically classified into one of two generalized categories: vertical or horizontal. Both types help compact a diverse range of materials for recycling purposes and help reduce the amount of space required for storing materials until they are shipped.In addition to being found at recycling centers, businesses have started to discover using balers can lead to a potential source of income and/or tax benefits when they obtain balers through their waste management consultant.(more…)
Posted by Mike Williams on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
The first recycling baler was born from hay balers used in the farming industry since the 1930s. Automatic hay balers were designed to help compress hay into easily transportable bales. Baling hay also helped to reduce the amount of space require to store it and made stacking of bales easier.(more…)