Our success stories are just one reason why so many Fortune 500 companies have chosen Waste Integration as their sustainable solutions partner. Our client base consists of a diversified group of leading companies in their respected fields of business. Clients include a Fortune 50 retailer specializing in hardware and home improvement, two Fortune 100 package delivery services, a leading North American trucking and transportation company, and one of the largest packaging manufacturers in the world.
Installing Compactor Monitors and Increasing Compactor Hauling Efficiency
In order to increase compactor hauling efficiency, which ultimately decreases hauling expenses, Waste Integration recommended installing compactor monitoring systems on all of the customer’s existing and future compactors. Once this was completed, the client’s locations were only using the monitor system for 40% of their compactor hauls. In order to approve utilization a report was created by Waste Integration that showed each location’s number of pickups for the month or year and whether the location allowed the monitor to call in or not. By the end of 2010, the monitor utilization had increased to 96% and the compactor tons per haul had increased from 5.6 to 6.7. This is a 20% improvement on hauling efficiency and saved the customer $1.7M in 2010 from the baseline year (2007).
Reduced Open Top Utilization for Waste Removal
Disposing of trash in open tops is one of the most expensive ways to have trash removed. This client used open tops to dispose of 3.2% of their total waste stream. By 2010, through reporting and a change in approval processes, the open top utilization dropped to 0.9%. This represents a 72% reduction in the use of open top containers and a savings of $504K in 2010 from the 2007 baseline.
Increasing OCC (Cardboard) Recycling by Diverting from Landfill
On site visits to a client’s facilities, Waste Integration noticed that a substantial amount of OCC (cardboard) was being disposed of in the facilities’ compactors rather than the balers. By creating an initiative to increase the amount of OCC being recycled, Waste Integration was able to increase the amount of the total waste stream that was recycled cardboard from 23.8% in 2007 to 28.8% in 2010. This led to the client receiving an additional $2.28M in cardboard rebates and saving $1.45M in disposal costs in 2010 versus the 2007 metrics.
Site Visits Leading to Program Changes and Right-Sizing
Waste Integration recommended program changes at 127 facilities for a client with a diverse waste stream at each facility. Recommendations were made after conducting site visits, similar facility comparisons, and data analysis. After implementing Waste Integration's recommendations, the estimated cost savings for the client totaled $2.07M annually or 54% of the current expenses.
Negotiating Current Services for Price Reductions
A client brought 90 new sites on to Waste Integration’s programs. Without right-sizing or implementing new programs, Waste Integration was able to offer savings to the client of $115K or 15% of the current expenses simply by negotiating new pricing and placing new service vendors in several markets.