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.