Global Trash Solutions logo
Call Now for a Free Quote: 866.760.8194

Waste Management News, Tips, & Tricks Blog

Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Friday, April 13th, 2018
label imageBeverage container deposit laws, also known as “bottle bills,” are designed to reduce litter, functioning as a deposit-refund system for beverage containers. Currently, ten states have these types of laws in place, including:(more…)
Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Friday, April 6th, 2018
Businesses can produce a lot of waste, which unfortunately can lead to a lot of odor. If you are worried about the smells coming from your commercial dumpster, be sure to check out the tips below.Preventing OdorsHere are a few tips for keeping waste odor under control:(more…)
Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Monday, March 26th, 2018
Benefits of Recycling GlassRecycling offers many benefits, ranging from saving money on waste costs to reduced waste and pollution in the environment. A wide range of items can be recycled, including plastic, tin cans, and glass bottles. Glass has a major benefit over other recyclable materials because it can be recycled over and over without any loss in purity or quality. Research shows that using recycled glass cuts energy costs about 2 to 3 percent for every 10 percent of recycled glass used. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.However, not all glass is created equally. If glass is used as packaging for food, beverages or cosmetics, then it is probably able to be recycled. Typically, colored glass is recyclable, such as wine bottles, beer bottles, and soft drink bottles. If glass is used as decoration, then it is probably not recyclable.(more…)
Posted by Global Trash Solutions 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 Global Trash Solutions 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 Global Trash Solutions 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 Global Trash Solutions 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 Global Trash Solutions 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 Global Trash Solutions 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…)