National Logistics Company
Challenge: Our new client had a decentralized program to manage the trash and recycling at their distribution centers across the U.S. Like most businesses, they were so busy delivering product to their customers, trash and recycling was not a priority. WDS discovered broken equipment, light weight open-top loads, and minimal rebates for recycled material.
Solution: WDS added another seamless transition to our national account program. The WDS waste audits resulted in repairing broken recycling equipment which eliminated overflow into costly trash dumpster. WDS also implemented a national rebate program specific to each location and developed recycling markets for obscure packaging materials which resulted in terminating expensive trash dumpsters. Zero waste is in sight!
- Seamless transition to national account program
- Reduced overall cost by 49%
- Diverted over 4,700 tons from the landfill annually
- Improved recycling rebate 60-100%
- Developed recycling markets for obsure packaging material
National Food Chain
Challenge: Our client’s self-contained trash compactors were on a pickup schedule of three days per week. The pickups were scheduled so frequently because the compactors were leaking fluid and emitting a strong odor. However, after WDS reviewed the weight of the compactors, we discovered they were nearly empty every haul. The client was hauling the compactor so frequently to control the leakage problem, unaware that the real issue was a broken compactor, which wasted money and created a potential health hazard.
Solution: WDS facilitated the repair of the compactors and reevaluated the hauling schedule. We found we could reduce hauling to twice monthly to save money while still meeting their needs. WDS’s tonnage report identifies light loads, reduces hauling fees and improves efficiency.
- Reduced hauling 84%
- Reduced spending 50%
- Increased tons per haul 600%
- Improved property aesthetics
- Improved carbon footprint
Challenge: The distribution center had existing equipment for their recycling program, but the way in which they designated use of the equipment was not producing the highest yield for the recyclable material. The client also had corporate environmental goals to reach.
Solution: WDS performed a waste audit to evaluate the volume of recyclable material generated, as well as the type of equipment used to process and haul the material to market. We implemented a reverse logistics recycling program to help reduce spending and meet corporate recycling goals. The new equipment was carefully selected in order to maximize rebates and contract recyclables directly with the end user.
- 71% overall cost savings
- 65% increase in recycling rebate by utilizing proper equipment
- Eliminated excessive and unnecessary equipment
- Eliminated equipment rental and hauling fees
National Auto Dealer
Challenge: The dealership was tasked with meeting stringent federal Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards. WDS was called upon to design and implement the process required for the LEED scorecard.
Solution: WDS was able to convert the client’s solid waste containers to a single stream recycling program. This recycling solution added to their LEED certification scorecard, helping the company easily meet and maintain regulatory compliance.
- 400% increase in recycling rate
- 83% decrease in solid waste
- Divert 77 tons of material from landfill annually
- Achieved LEED scorecard points
Challenge: Transition 1,500 locations with a mix of local, regional and national haulers to WDS’s national account program. WDS found the locations’ trash services were costly and inefficiently managed. After a national audit, WDS discovered we could save our client money if we transitioned 800 of their branches from a national hauler to 800 local haulers, consolidated through WDS.
Solution: The WDS internal team developed a plan of action and shared the plan with all parties involved. WDS facilitated communication between our staff, the client, the former hauler and the new haulers to make the transition seamless. WDS made sure our client did not have to personally deal with contracts, questions from vendors or other hassles that come along with changing haulers. Seamless program consolidation and cost savings achieved!
- Seamless transition from 800 national hauler locations to more cost effective local haulers
- 39% cost savings on national hauler locations
- 33% overall savings
- Improved communication tool for branches
- Ease of doing business with WDS