How Multi-Site Businesses Have Turned Taking Out the Trash From Cost Center to Profit Generator
The rapid maturation of the waste management industry has created a considerable opportunity for large enterprises and multi-site businesses to achieve significant bottom-line savings. In some cases, companies have even turned what was formerly a cost of doing business into a new revenue stream.
Multi-site businesses have long been hamstrung by a waste management industry marked by geographic, service-level, and cost fragmentation. Many companies have left the responsibility of selecting and managing waste haulers to site managers. In addition to their existing responsibilities, these managers have been forced to select between a convoluted mix of major national, regional, and small local haulers, each with different pickup price schemes, rate increase schedules, recycling programs, service levels and reporting ability. The resulting site-to-site disparity has created an expensive management burden, often resulting in unchecked levels of service and costs.