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The “Uber” Of Waste Removal Has Arrived – Download The “Pick It Up” App Today

Now getting rid of waste is as simple as ordering an uber. Great Forest’s new “Pick It Up” app allows you to schedule a pick up of almost any type of waste and recycling with just a few clicks, anywhere, nationwide. Download the app today for free. Mac: Pick It Up Android: Pick It Up Arranging for … Continue reading The “Uber” Of Waste Removal Has Arrived – Download The “Pick It Up” App Today

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Case study: Manufacturer Profits From Increased Waste Diversion

The manufacturing industry is one that can greatly profit from increased waste diversion and improved sustainability, partly because of the sheer volume of material they generate. There are many opportunities to reduce waste and lower costs in ways that are simple but effective. Here is one case study that shows how it can be done in a busy … Continue reading Case study: Manufacturer Profits From Increased Waste Diversion

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Behind The Scenes: Action Carting

Great Forest recently toured Action Environmental Group’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in the Bronx to get a first-hand look at what happens to some of the commercial waste and recycling generated by New York City’s businesses. The facility processes 40 tons of material an hour, much of it paper, which makes up the bulk of an average commercial office building’s … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Action Carting

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A Better Way to Pay For Solid Waste Management?

Here’s an interesting report from the Citizens Budget Commission. “The report recommends the City of New York charge a variable fee for residential trash removal as an economic incentive to reduce non-recyclable and non-compostable waste and lower taxpayer cost for the service. ” The report raises points for discussion. What do you think?

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Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management

This Great Forest case study was featured in Environmental Leader’s 2014 Insider Knowledge Report–Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers (download pdf). It documents the innovative Open Top Container Log (OTCL) system developed by Great Forest. Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management Waste costs can take up a substantial portion of a company’s … Continue reading Going Back to Basics Leads to Better Waste Management

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