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Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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  • Do you own or represent a business that produces a substantial amount of corrugated cardboard, PET plastics, paper stock, aluminum, or other recyclable material that can be sold as a commodity?
  • Have you thought about the most economical way to dispose of these recyclables? Are you using a roll-off container or mixing this material with your trash?
  • Are you paying any collection charges?
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Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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  • Do you own or manage a condominium, apartment building, or high-rise building?
  • Are you facing a dilemma that involves a multitude of residents and a very limited amount of space to store or dispose of their trash?
  • Do you have space for trash containers, but think there may be a better way to deal with residential trash service than having multiple large dumpsters that residents have to drag their garbage to?
  • Does the smell or unsightly trash management system for your property hinder your property’s aesthetics?
  • Have residents complained about the sound or times of the garbage trucks coming onto your property to empty the trash multiple times per week?
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Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
8100694715_601cf0ab77_o Have you considered renting a trash compactor or recycling baler for your business? Does your business produce so much refuse that it has become a major aesthetic problem? Are you running out of places to store your trash? Are your garbage costs so incredibly high that you are looking for any option that will save you money and get them under control? (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
6366080005_a607f0e805_z Do you know if you are getting the best possible rates for waste and recycling service at your company or commercial property? Have you gone from one trash company to another, chasing sweet promises of impeccable service and seeking the lowest possible prices, but after a time found that you were paying more than your original costs? Have you wondered how you can keep this from happening at your business in Pennsylvania? (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Have you looked into waste management and recycling solutions in Camden, Chester, Atlantic City, or any of the other townships and cities throughout southern New Jersey? Do you own a freestanding property, chain of locations, or manage properties in the Garden State? Have you ever agreed to one price with your garbage company, but ended up paying a different, higher price? The New Jersey commercial waste services are highly variable, with differences in requirements based on county and locality. Employing effective waste management strategies requires an in-depth analysis of your output and local regulations to ensure your business is complying and doing business with the right local companies. an arial view of city

Does Organized Crime Run the New Jersey Garbage Business?

The public stereotype of mob involvement with the New Jersey garbage hauling industry is largely a thing of the past. The trash hauling and recycling business has been cleaned up with regulation and guidelines in most places. Still, the State Commission of Investigation recommended in 2017 that more should be done to prevent corruption not only in the garbage hauling industry, but in the newer recycling industry as well.1 For peace of mind and predictable costs, using the waste management strategies and leverage of a consulting company like Global Trash Solutions will keep you clear of any shady contractors and unfair practices that may remain in local markets.

What Regulations Apply to Your Business in Southern New Jersey?

All businesses, manufacturing facilities, schools, hospitals, and prisons are required to comply with the mandatory commercial New Jersey recycling laws. There are also regulations regarding “flow control” which may dictate to which landfill your commercial waste must be hauled. Across southern New Jersey you will find regulations differ regarding which materials can be recycled and whether they are collected by single stream or dual stream collection systems. Such a broad range of requirements and recycling options may lead many businesses to follow New Jersey’s recommendation to conduct a waste audit.2 Waste audits are part of the process of first identifying how your company manages its waste stream, then identifying improvements needed either to comply with state or local regulations, or to reduce the costs of waste disposal in New Jersey. Creating a baseline and capturing the key goals of recapturing recyclable materials while reducing the volume of garbage that goes to the landfill will enable your business to drastically reduce recycling costs. water next to the city By focusing on source reduction, companies can utilize waste management consultants like Global Trash Solutions (GTS) to capture more valuable materials for reuse or recycling, while composting food waste and reducing solid waste to its absolute minimum. With more states enacting Zero Waste policies every day, getting ahead of the game with GTS will pay off today and long into the future.

Reducing Waste Management Costs with a Strong Partner

Global Trash Solutions (GTS) specializes in helping our clients better understand their hauling contracts and recycling options. GTS takes away the mystery of what your business might or might not pay next month for trash service. We can negotiate an “out the door” rate with any trash hauler, and make sure that the rates stay where they are supposed to be for years to come. Please call us today at (866) 760-8194 to find out what we can do specifically to help your business pay the best possible rates for waste and recycling service. Sources:
  1. http://newjersey.news12.com/story/40280504/brothers-say-they-were-new-jerseys-only-honest-garbage-company
  2. https://www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/recycling/source_red.htm
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Do you own a business or commercial property in South Carolina? Have you investigated the internal resources available to help you save money on your waste management system but still struggle to reduce costs? Have you ever noticed that your trash and recycling costs are constantly on the rise? (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Global-Trash-Solutions-1024x685Do you feel restricted because your company owns certain properties where the city mandates who you must use for commercial trash service, but owns other properties that aren't required to use any specific trash company? Have you found that the hauler the city has selected for you is unwilling or unable to accommodate your business by providing the pick-up schedule you prefer? Do their drivers ever inconvenience your staff by leaving the dumpster enclosure gates open, coming at busy times and blocking customer traffic, or leaving trash on the ground after they empty your dumpsters? (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
If you own a property or business that produces a large volume of trash or recyclables, you are probably seeking the most economical solution for garbage disposal. Have you looked into a waste compactor only to be told that you are too limited on space or that your dumpster corral or waste storage area does not meet the specifications needed to install a commercial trash compactor? (more…)
Posted by GTSWeb on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
multiple times to find ways to reduce your waste management costs, or is your company lacking a solid waste management plan? Business and industry leaders in Southeast Texas are working with consulting firms to develop innovative waste solutions to lower recycling costs and reduce the amount of garbage that goes to local landfills. (more…)
Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Using commercial recycling plans and working with waste reduction consultants to drastically reduce garbage that winds up in landfills, Philadelphia businesses, public organizations, and industries are looking to achieve zero waste by 2035. As part of the Greenworks project launched in 2016 by the Office of Sustainability, individuals and commercial producers are inspired to cut down on the 1.5 million tons of waste the city disposes of each year.1

Innovative Waste Management and Recycling Solutions Are Needed

A long bridge over a body of water with city in the background Businesses and commercial enterprises in Philadelphia have made great strides in waste management by using improved recycling plans to recycle most of their trash. However, many businesses could do more and reduce costs significantly by more effectively compressing, baling, and simplifying sorting methods for employees. Every commercial source of waste in the Philadelphia area is required to file a Commercial Waste Report annually, which outlines their efforts to improve material recycling, provides totals of recycled materials versus those which went to landfills, and details their efforts for the next year to improve on the current numbers. This replaces the previous Commercial Recycling Plan. By working toward Philadelphia’s goal to eliminate the use of landfills and incinerators by 2035, these industries and small businesses will be ahead of the game. Engaging with a waste management consulting firm can improve your ability to resell clean recyclables to a recycling broker or industrial buyer. Full-scale landfill diversion efforts are already underway as businesses seek to become Zero Waste Partners with the City of Philadelphia. Global Trash Solutions (GTS) is well-versed in the recycling mandates that are a part of Philadelphia’s strategy to obtain its goal of 100% landfill diversion. GTS has helped countless businesses across the country meet and exceed the landfill diversion goals. Industries with cardboard waste or packing materials, medical facilities, grocery stores, and almost any business with a monthly recycling or garbage hauling bill can benefit from waste stream management. Restaurants such as Panera Bread, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Starbucks implement single stream recycling programs, organic recycling programs, and full-scale landfill diversion efforts aimed at meeting the requirements of local recycling plans. a store in a brick building For the more than 50,000 Philadelphia businesses working with recycling brokers and local haulers, lowering costs while exceeding the step-by-step plan to achieve Zero Waste by 2035 is a double win. One example is our work with McDonald’s owner/operators Kenneth Youngblood and Anthony Micale in implementing Philadelphia’s recycling mandates at their restaurants. GTS also negotiated these McDonald’s owners’ hauling costs, saving them approximately 45% of their total monthly expenses. If you would like help with your company’s recycling efforts in Philadelphia or would simply like to take advantage of lower pricing for a waste and recycling service, please contact Global Trash Solutions today at (866) 760-8194. Sources:
  1. https://www.phila.gov/documents/greenworks-review/