Waste Metering | 09.27.21

VIDEO: How Waste Metering Powers Environmental and Financial Responsibility

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Waste Metering | 09.27.21

VIDEO: How Waste Metering Powers Environmental and Financial Responsibility

by compology

VIDEO: How Waste Metering Powers Environmental and Financial Responsibility

“Waste metering is going to become an industry standard across the board,” says Peter Spano, 20-year waste industry veteran and CEO of waste consultancy Global Trash Solutions. In this video, Peter outlines latest waste challenges for cities and businesses, and how waste metering is powering environmentally and financially responsible solutions.

In the video

Businesses want waste and recycling out of sight, out of mind. They want it at the best cost that they can. They want reliable service. They want to do the right thing by the environment.

When it comes to front-load service, they’re paying by the size of the dumpster and the frequency of their pickups. Well, the problem with that is it’s something where everything is very antiquated, almost a little bit like guessing. We don’t know who needs what service or what’s in that dumpster.

And we’ve seen a lot of contamination at client dumpsters, especially in the last couple of years. I think it’s more than ever.

A big piece of what we’re looking to do—with all the major waste and recycling haulers—is change the way businesses manage waste and recycling. 

There’s always a better way. We started to implement waste metering, and now we’re actually measuring exactly what’s in that dumpster.

Using one example, we have all the McDonald’s in Palm Beach County. They’ve been a client of ours for over ten years. With a waste metering system, we’ve already seen their contamination reduced by over 50%, and we’ve actually seen a 40 to 50% cost reduction. A lot of the savings that we’ve realized from the program comes from rightsizing. As of right now, the Palm Beach County McDonald’s has seen $76,000 a year in savings.

So, all of a sudden it’s a need to have, not a want to have.

Waste metering is going to become an industry standard across the board. You’re going to start seeing more and more initiatives to implement waste metering and start to care more about the sustainability efforts and start to save money.

Waste metering is changing the way the world handles waste.

“Waste metering is going to become an industry standard across the board,” says Peter Spano, 20-year waste industry veteran and CEO of waste consultancy Global Trash Solutions. In this video, Peter outlines latest waste challenges for cities and businesses, and how waste metering is powering environmentally and financially responsible solutions.

In the video

Businesses want waste and recycling out of sight, out of mind. They want it at the best cost that they can. They want reliable service. They want to do the right thing by the environment.

When it comes to front-load service, they’re paying by the size of the dumpster and the frequency of their pickups. Well, the problem with that is it’s something where everything is very antiquated, almost a little bit like guessing. We don’t know who needs what service or what’s in that dumpster.

And we’ve seen a lot of contamination at client dumpsters, especially in the last couple of years. I think it’s more than ever.

A big piece of what we’re looking to do—with all the major waste and recycling haulers—is change the way businesses manage waste and recycling. 

There’s always a better way. We started to implement waste metering, and now we’re actually measuring exactly what’s in that dumpster.

Using one example, we have all the McDonald’s in Palm Beach County. They’ve been a client of ours for over ten years. With a waste metering system, we’ve already seen their contamination reduced by over 50%, and we’ve actually seen a 40 to 50% cost reduction. A lot of the savings that we’ve realized from the program comes from rightsizing. As of right now, the Palm Beach County McDonald’s has seen $76,000 a year in savings.

So, all of a sudden it’s a need to have, not a want to have.

Waste metering is going to become an industry standard across the board. You’re going to start seeing more and more initiatives to implement waste metering and start to care more about the sustainability efforts and start to save money.

Waste metering is changing the way the world handles waste.

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