THE HEART OF RECOVERING YOUR RESOURCES
THE HEART OF RECOVERING YOUR RESOURCES
In our Mission, we painted the picture of the business you’ve worked hard to build. We know you work hard to improve your bottom line and control overhead. Whatever service or product you offer, however, there is incidental or intentional waste in the process of its delivery. Our job is to analyze just how large your waste footprint is, and find ways to shrink this footprint. The end result is a smaller environmental impact by your company, and more hard-earned money back in your pocket so your bottom line can stay where it should be – at the bottom.
It all starts with a market review and vendor selection. Once we’ve assessed your efficiency as a company, we take pride in personally negotiating and managing each and every contract between you and your waste vendors. Once we assume responsibility of your waste services, we are able to gain an in-depth view into your waste processes, how to make them more efficient, and offer reports to show where in the process of creating and disposing of waste you are least efficient. We implement developed Best Practices and Protocols, which have been refined over 20 years that help maximize your efficiency as a company. In our customized reports, we measure your waste data and break it down by measurement standards that are useful and practical for you to use. Imagine if multiple districts of your company had concrete data on their waste efficiency – healthy internal competition to become a more efficient company means a more cohesive workforce that wants to see the mission of your company not just survive, but thrive.
We not only track every single haul of waste from every client’s location, but we actively do billing reviews, waste audit reviews, budget analyses, and are always data reporting to ensure that your bottom line is as efficient as we are. Tracking each haul also allows us quick access to resolve any and all waste issues.
In the story in our Mission, we found a fence builder who has been working hard to build his business. With our Waste Management, we were able to guide him in how to be a more efficient company and keep the bottom line low, but what about the chemicals used to treat the wood? How do we dispose of those chemicals, the run-off created in the production of their fences, and how do we make sure they’re within code for chemical use to prevent fines in the future?
Special waste (hazardous, electronic, biological, sharps), in its nature, necessitates well-controlled special waste management because of regulations and guidelines created through The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by the Environmental Protection Agency. Staying in compliance with both federal and state regulations is an investment all companies must make; it’s our job to ensure this is done in the most cost-effective way possible while reducing your environmental footprint created by the byproducts of the services and products you offer. Special waste management requires a 4-tier approach:
Whether it be hazardous, electronic, biological, or sharps waste, our 20 year history of establishing and managing programs for the disposal of these in a manner that both saves our client’s money and reduces their environmental footprint is something we take pride in at Resource Recovery Consultants. Just as with waste management, we are constantly creating data based on your special waste usage and providing feedback in a manner relevant to your company so you can maximize your efficiency, save money, improve your bottom-line profit, and reduce your environmental footprint while preventing fines before they happen.
Let’s consider for a moment the fencing company we used as an example in our Mission, and how we’ve been able to show all of the ways with Waste Management and Special Waste that Resource Recovery Consultants has been able to help them achieve maximum efficiency, save money, improve their bottom line, and reduce their environmental footprint. So far, we’ve seen the waste created in the process of cutting the fence posts and planks, and the special waste created through the wood treatment processes. The fences have been packaged, and are ready for delivery to eager customers that couldn’t be more excited about a custom-made fence by an environmentally friendly company. Involved in the packaging process, there is plastic wrapping, cardboard spacers and containers, metal ties as well as nails, and an assembly book with each package. This could be a great deal of waste that fills up their disposal bins, which they pay for per bin. What if some of that material is not only recyclable and can be diverted from a costly waste bin, but also carries value in and of itself?
At RRC, we focus our recycling efforts in the areas of metal, cardboard, paper, books and plastic. Any item that is recyclable and we can remove from your waste stream, we divert and recycle. In the world of waste management, any item that you can remove from your waste stream and divert into a recycling stream will have positive benefits for your company and the environment. Almost any recyclable that we divert from the waste stream will save your company money; the reason for this is if there is a market for a recyclable item, it is less expensive than disposing of the recyclable item in the waste stream. Additionally, most recyclable items do have a value – clients receive a payback for the recyclable item. So, not only will we save on waste diversion, often times we receive a payback for the recyclable item.
Our Best Practices and Protocols for recycling metal, cardboard, paper, books and plastic are customized to ensure the best fit program for each site. You may have multiple locations of your business, and one may need a larger recycling receptacle that is only picked up once a month while another may need several smaller receptacles that are serviced multiple times per week. By actively managing the recycling streams at each site and forging strong relationships with quality vendors, we are able to maximize the benefit to the site and the environment. We have custom tracking programs and reports where we measure the pounds recycled and dollars saved site by site and aggregate that data for our clients by site, district, division, region and company totals. In this regard, you receive highly customized data in order to maximize your efficiency, put money from recycled material back in your pocket, improve your bottom line, and reduce your environmental footprint. Again, how great would it be to let some healthy internal competition foster growth to become a more efficient and eco-friendly company while saving money in the process? We think it’s pretty cool, and love seeing the cohesiveness our process can create within an organization.