Case Study: How Great Forest Cut Costs By Over 50% For Two Buildings

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It is one of the industry’s best-kept secrets – effective waste and recycling management can dramatically lower waste costs by as much as 50 percent.

David Troust, Great Forest’s Chief Development Officer, pulled together two case studies to illustrate this point. He presented the data to over 100 industry and local government representatives, haulers and facilities managers at the Virginia Recycling Association.

“Many in the audience had no idea that waste and recycling management could make such a big impact. It is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to make your buildings greener and more cost-effective.” -- David Troust.

Here is a summary:

Client 1: 231,116 sq. foot building

Previous Equipment Setup:

  • Trash/Recycling: (1) 20-yard compactor (1x/week)
  • Monthly Cost: $1476

New Equipment Setup

  • Trash: (1) 4-yard container (5x/week)
  • Single Stream Recycling: (2) 4-yard container (3x/week)
  • Monthly Cost: $797

Monthly Savings: $679 (53.9 percent)

 

Client 2: 604,495 sq. foot building

Previous Equipment Setup

  • Trash: (1) 34-yard compactor (2x/week)
  • Cardboard: (1) 4-yard container (5x/week)
  • Monthly Cost: $4385

New Equipment Setup

  • Trash: (1) 34-yard compactor (1x/week)
  • Single Stream Recycling: (1) 4-yard container (5x/week)
  • Monthly Cost: $2433

Monthly Savings: $1952 (55.5 percent)

*Single Stream system here refers to glass, metal, plastic, cardboard and paper stored together in one container, but bagged separately to reduce contamination.

Questions? Talk to us at info@greatforest.com

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