Preventing Double Handling of Trash and Recycling
For example, IWS took over a very large account, where the previous hauler hadn’t focused on the client’s operational efficiency. This increased the client’s cost—both safety concerns and double handling of trash.
The previous vendor was only collecting 15 hauls a day, even though the client needed 22 hauls. Because of this, their roll-off dumpsters were perpetually full, causing excess trash to be dumped throughout the dock area. was always full of trash, because the roll-off dumpsters were full. It created a safety issue. The client’s team brought waste down off their production line to load it on the trash. Because the roll-off dumpsters were too often full, waste couldn’t go right into the dumpster or the compactor. So they set trash on the dock, waited until the dumpsters swapped out and then loaded it again. So they have to stop what they're doing, and touch that trash again. The double handling of trash and recycling is a huge productivity problem.
IWS stepped into this problem, did a thorough analysis—from two hours before they opened production until two hours after—and solved the scheduling and logistics issues. Our team made sure that there were enough hauls each day to completely clear out the waste. Every day they started with a clean dock. It improved the safety of our client and the efficiency of their team. Ultimately, by scheduling more pick-ups to their location, we saved them money. While it may sound counterintuitive, having the right system in place is always better for a company. That’s IWS’ strategic advantage for our clients.
IWS is proactive about reducing scheduled hauls when needed, as well. Our team routinely checks the capacity of roll-off containers to figure out if it’s working as efficiently as needed for our clients. Smart trash and recycling handling routinely checks and rechecks to make sure the system is still effective.