Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Safety Matters


SWANA Safety: SWANA has a strong commitment to safety and is determined to help move the waste collection industry off of the federal government’s list of 10 most dangerous jobs and reduce accidents and injuries. The resources available on this page represent part of that effort.  Click Here to visit SWANA’s Safety Page.

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Backing Best Management Practices Guide

According to industry and OSHA data, backing represents approximately 25% of all injuries and accidents in the solid waste collection industry. Use our poster and guide covering the industry’s best backing practices to educate employees to stay safe on the job. Click here for more information and to download


Chapter Safety Ambassadors

SWANA has launched a Safety Ambassador initiative for its 45 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Under this new program, SWANA chapters will identify a member to serve as their Safety Ambassador. Safety Ambassadors will serve as leaders in their chapters, and are likely to speak at chapter events about how to reduce accidents and injuries. Read the press release here.

The Chapter Safety Ambassador program is sponsored by AWTI.


LinkedIn Group: Solid Waste Safety

Click here to access the Solid Waste Safety LinkedIn Group, moderated by SWANA CEO & Executive Director David Biderman.

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The “Safety Matters” column is part of the monthly members-only “I Am SWANA” eNewsletter. To receive this valuable monthly eNewsletter right to your inbox, join SWANA now!

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Safety Monday

Safety Monday is a member-only weekly, one-page safety newsletter distributed by SWANA in partnership with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA).

Members can access the complete archive of Safety Monday on the Open Forum library. You will need to log in with your member account to access. Click here to access the Safety Monday archive.


Slow Down to Get Around Sticker Distribution

Slow Down to Get Around is a national safety campaign aimed at reminding motorists to drive carefully near waste and recycling collection vehicles. SWANA will begin giving away the Slow Down to Get Around Decals to SWANA members per request at no charge, sponsored by Lytx.

Sign up here to get your stickers.

Read the press release here.

SWANA recently supported a successful effort to pass a Slow Down to Get Around law in Virginia to help improve garbage truck safety.


Solid Waste Safety Events

Upcoming:

Safety Stand Down Awareness Week
January 25-29, 2016
SWANA wholly supports the 2016 NWRA Safety Stand Down, an initiative of the National Waste & Recycling Association. This week-long training and awareness effort is focused around reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents which represents a common challenge for the industry.
Click Here for More Information

Arizona Chapter Safety Training
February 3, 2016
A full day of educational safety training: safety discussion; distracted driving; operator awareness.
Saint Xavier College, Gilbert, AZ
Click here for more info

Archive:

OSHA & DOT Compliance Workshop@HQ
Eric Conn, Founding Partner, Conn Maciel Carey PLLC
Tony Cardamone, VP, Sales & Marketing, Concorde, Inc.
David Biderman, Executive Director & CEO, SWANA
A recording of the event may be available soon.
Sponsor: Intelivert

10 Ways to Reduce Accidents and Injuries Webinar
David Biderman, CEO & Executive Director, SWANA
Click here to be taken to the download page.
Sponsors: SWANA Arizona Chapter, Dadee Manufacturing, Concorde Inc, Reflective Apparel Factory, Golder Associates

Post-Collection Safety Webinar
Neal Bolton, P.E., President, Blue Ridge Services
Susan Eppes, MS, CSP, ARM, President, EST Solutions, Inc.
Tom Parker, Associate. CDM Smith
Click here to be taken to the download page.
Sponsors: SWANA Florida Chapter, FireRover, Golder Associates, SCS Engineers


WASTECON Solid Waste Safety Summit

SWANA’s Safety Summit, held annually as a part of WASTECON, is a curated program track that focuses solely on all aspects of solid waste safety, including garbage truck safety, safe practices in landfills and transfer stations, and more. Speakers talk about their experiences with enforcing rules and regulations with everything from OSHA to fires. The program for the 2016 Safety Summit will be posted along with the complete WASTECON program in early spring 2016.

Click here to learn more about the Safety Summit at WASTECON.


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What the Tax Credit Extension Means for the Waste Industry’s Conversion to CNG


The waste and recycling industry may move more aggressively into compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, now that federal tax credits for initiatives including alternative fuels have been officially extended by Congress and President Obama.

Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH) Dec. 18. The PATH Act includes a broad range of tax extenders, including those for alternative fuels, which were strongly supported by two of the industry’s primary associations, the Washington-based National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Silver Spring, Md.-based Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

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The NWRA worked on three provisions affecting alternative fuels, says Kevin Kraushaar, vice president, government affairs & general counsel for the association. PATH will extend the federal tax credit of 50 cents a gallon for CNG, as well as liquefied natural gas, propane autogas and other alternative transportation fuels.

The second credit covers up to 30 percent of infrastructure installation.

The third involved facilities that produce energy from certain renewable resources, such as landfills and methane gas.

“I think it provides further incentives and support for the industry’s move toward cleaner-fuel burning vehicles,” Kraushaar says. “A lot of the companies were moving in that direction anyway, and obviously, for a lot of reasons: cost effectiveness, efficiency, and just to create a cleaner footprint in the environment.”

SWANA backed the tax credit extension as well, providing a letter in support of the move.

“I think this this is going to continue to encourage local government and haulers to more closely consider natural gas trucks and infrastructure in the coming year,” says David Biderman, SWANA executive director and CEO. “There had been uncertainty about whether the tax credit would be in existence this year, and between that and the low price of diesel, those had been challenges for some to overcome. But I think the renewal of the tax credit is going to continue to encourage those that have not yet transitioned to do so.”

One of leading CNG conversion firms, Newport Beach, Calif.-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has lauded the passage of the extension. However, it could not quantify how much it might save the industry, according to Jason Johnston, public relations manager for the company.

Will the extension speed up the industry’s conversion to CNG? “This is an industry that’s culturally conservative, and sometimes people in the industry need to see it working for others before they are willing to adopt it,” Biderman says. “And that was probably true for things like automated trucks, changing over from manual to rear load. And when you change over from diesel fuel to gas fuel truck, you’re introducing a whole set of new maintenance and operational changes associated with these types of trucks.

“I think some of the skeptics are now looking at these trucks differently given the fact that so many of their competitors are using them, and there are true cost savings associated with using these vehicles and looking at it over a 10-year cycle.”

Kraushaar sees it as continuing the industry’s shift toward alternative fuel. Even with gas prices down significantly, the trend has continued. “I think the companies want to prepare for the long haul, and they’ll continue these investments despite the temporary downward trends of gasoline prices.

“This (the tax credit extension) again is a tremendous assistance to them in making the conversion to cleaner energy. It promises to be a more stable source of energy over the years to come.”

With the tax credit bill the NWRA also monitored three other provisions of interest to the industry. One involved food waste and charitable deductions; a provision on active-duty military personnel; and one for bonus depreciation. The first two became permanent; the third was extended through 2019.

Kraushaar says the association did three things in support of the extension. It prompted members and other supporters to make individual calls to Congress. The association itself reached out to members of both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee in support of the provisions.

And the NWRA worked a number of associations such as the National Association of Manufacturers and the Natural Gas Vehicles of America that also were supporting the bill.

“This is probably one of the most heavily lobbied bills in Washington I’ve seen in a long time,” he says.

The credits are extended only through 2016, Kraushaar says.

“Congress will have to take another look at this next year to determine whether or not this is the appropriate public policy moving forward; obviously we hope they will, that it is the right policy.”

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Source: Waste360

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Bob Wallace, MBA is the Founder and a Principal of WIH Resource Group, Inc. and has over 27 years of experience in waste and recycling collections programs management, transportation / logistics operations, alternative fuels (CNG, LPG, RNG, LNG & biodiesel), Fleet Management, Operational Performance Assessments (OPAs), Waste-by-Rail programs, recycling / solid waste operations, transfer stations, landfills, planning and development. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in working with clients in both the private and public sectors. Prior to WIH Resource Group, Mr. Wallace served as the Director of Transportation & Logistics for Waste Management, the largest provider of waste management and recycling services in North America. He can be reached at bwallace@wihresourcegroup.com or 480.241.9994. For more information visit http://www.wihrg.com

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For more information, Visit our website by CLICKING HERE and contact us today to see how we can best serve you by phone at 480.241.9994 or by e-mail at admin@wihrg.com

WIH Resource Group’s Diversified Client-Specific Services include:

  • Waste Management Consulting
  • Recycling Programs Optimization
  • Alternative Fuels for Truck Fleets
  • Research & Polling – Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Landfill Operations Consulting
  • Business and Assets Appraisals & Valuations
  • Collection, Processing, Transfer & Disposal Procurement
  • M&A Due Diligence
  • Waste to Energy & New Technology Evaluation Environmental Services
  • Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
  • Facility Planning & Design
  • Finance and Economic Analysis
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Operations & Performance Assessment (OPAs)
  • Planning – Solid Waste, Recycling and Program
  • Program Management & Capital Project Planning
  • Rates, Financial Analyses & Appraisals
  • Rates and Regulatory Support
  • Recycling Program Design
  • Renewables / Clean Energy Technology

Click here to request more information about these services & WIH Resource Group

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ABOUT WIH RESOURCE GROUP
WIH Resource Group is a global leader and provider of comprehensive waste management consulting, recycling, transportation / logistical and business solutions, specializing in, among other services, waste management operational performance assessments, financial analysis. transportation / logistics, alternative fuel solutions, solid waste planning, waste and recycling market studies, business development, business valuations, due diligence and Mergers and Acquistions (M&A) transactional support and environmental services.

WIH Resource Group’s experience includes the oversight of operations, maintenance, finance, human resources, business development, sales, safety and environmental compliance while maintaining responsibility for multi-million dollar publicly and privately held assets including: a variety of collection operations, Sub-title D and hazardous and Class II landfills, transfer stations, intermodal facilities, recycling centers, buyback centers, material recovery facilities, vehicle and container maintenance operations, call centers and payment processing operations.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company serves both private companies and public sector Agency clients throughout North America and internationally.  To learn more about WIH Resource Group, Inc. visit http://www.wihrg.com .

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10 most bizarre waste and recycling stories of 2015


The waste and recycling industry has much to offer — From important discoveries to amusing professionals, the industry is full of exciting activity, most of which was captured in the media throughout this year.

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Here are the editor’s picks for the 10 most interesting, shocking, and downright crazy stories of 2015:

1. 18,000 cakes stolen from landfill, resold to public in Serbia

To kick off the year with a true waste oddity, it was reported in January that 18,000 heart-shaped fruit cakes were stolen from a landfill in Kragujevac, Serbia then resold to the black market, according to BBC News. City Mayor Radomi Nikolic had pointed fingers at an “organized group” for the heist, noting that the cakes showed up “in suspicious places and at suspicious prices,” according to B29.

Once the theft was discovered, the National Organization of Consumers of Serbia posted a photograph of the cakes to warn consumers to not buy them.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons; Ecelan

2. To infinity and beyond: Scientists point laser at space waste

Some junk is too out-of-this-world for the average waste hauler to handle, which is why scientists took matters into their own hands this year to combat space junk. In April, it was reported that a panel of international scientists are developing a system to destroy space debris with a fiber optic laser. Project leader Toshikazu Ebisuzaki dubbed the proposed concept as accurate, inexpensive, and fast, in comparison to other methods.

Just as ocean debris has created hazards for wildlife and the overall marine environment, space debris presents alarming dangers to satellites and important equipment in space. According to Vox, there are about 19,000 pieces of trash larger than a softball orbiting Earth, each of which could cause damage to satellites or the International Space Station.

3. UberRECYCLE offers pickup in troubled Beirut

Beirut’s trash crisis has been one for the books in 2015, as the issue enters its sixth month in the Lebanon city. Mounting garbage piles began building up around the city as a result of political dysfunction in Beirut, when the public “discovered that the cost of garbage collection in Lebanon far outstrips that of any other country in the region,” according to The Washington Post. As “You Stink” activists took to the streets to protest the city’s political system, Uber took a different approach.

The ride-booking service partnered with Live Love Beirut and Advanced Car Rental to collect recyclable waste around the city for free, before handing it over to a sustainability company for processing. Through the Uber app, Beirut residents were able to request a van will stop by to pick up recycling in sealed bags. Although the promotion only lasted from July 27 through Aug. 4, it was a heartfelt movement from the company — and a good look into the possibility of on-demand trash pickup.

4. Food waste wedding banquet served as couple ties knot

While most couples offer over-the-top fish or steak dinners at wedding receptions, this newlywed couple had a unique, more sustainable idea for their celebratory meal. English couple Zoe Chambers and Charles Loughlin turned to FoodCycle, a charity that turns discarded food scraps into meals for people at risk, to cater their wedding.

The dishes? Moroccan-style mixed vegetables using ingredients past their best-before dates, along with a panzella salad made of discarded potatoes, tomatoes, and bread from supermarkets.

“Had that food not been used for our wedding it would be all gone in the bin,” said Loughlin to Mirror. “All the guests were aware and it went down really well, everyone loved the food and everyone loved the idea.”

A few months later, a London couple served food waste dishes at their wedding reception, sparking surprise and even a round of applause during the dinner.

5. The early worm gets the foam: How mealworms may solve Styrofoam waste

In a year when Styrofoam has caused major controversy throughout the industry, a Stanford research engineer discovered a species that may help take a bite out of the issue: mealworms.

Wei-Min Wu co-authored two studies suggesting that mealworms, the larvae form of the darkling beetle, can live off of a diet of Styrofoam, proving to be as healthy for the worms as a regular diet. In the research, 100 mealworms ate between 34 and 39 milligrams of Styrofoam each day, resulting in excreted, biodegraded waste that appeared safe to use as crop soil.

“There’s a possibility of really important research coming out of bizarre places,” Stanford professor Craig Criddle said in the report. “Sometimes, science surprises us. This is a shock.”

6. Meet Totes McGoats: Niagara Falls’ new recycling mascot

Call him cute, call him creepy, but whatever you call him, make sure you address him by his proper name: Totes McGoats.

Totes, a goat-human hybrid, was introduced to Niagara Falls, NY in 2014 as a new mascot to encourage children to recycle. “I guess you would say Totes is a cute animal mascot, kind of scary actually. But having an animal mascot we think is one of the ways that you can reach out to kids and get their attention,” Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster told Buffalo News.

Despite a mixed reaction to his unique features, Totes began gaining attention in October when it was reported that Niagara Falls’ recycling participation rate grew from 4% to 23% since Totes was announced as mascot.

7. Ford seeks recycling inspiration from … lizards?

While geckos may have inspired funny car insurance advertisements, it is unusual for any type of lizard to spark innovation in the waste industry. However, Ford broke boundaries in October when it announced plans to work with Proctor & Gamble to create gecko-inspired adhesives, which will in turn help Ford recycle autoparts.

Currently, separating plastic and metal autoparts from foam that is glued to materials causes recycling to be almost impossible for automakers. By researching the science behind a gecko’s toe pads — which have the ability to stick to surfaces without liquid or surface tension — and working with The Biomimicry Institute, Ford may be able to develop adhesives that drastically increase recycling rates across many different industries.

8. Q&A with Baltimore’s “Mr. Trash Wheel” jumps to No. 1 on Reddit

Mr. Trash Wheel, Baltimore’s $750,000 water wheel that uses solar energy and water currents to clean trash from the city’s harbor, has made quite a splash in 2015 as it collected tons of pollution from the water. Yet there’s one place that Mr. Trash Wheel may have been more popular this year than in the harbor: on Reddit.

In October, Mr. Wheel (accompanied, of course, by Clearwater Mills and the Healthy Harbor Initiative) turned to the social networking site to launch an AMA — short for “ask me anything” — titled, “I am Mr. Trash Wheel, the first invention of its kind that has removed 331 tons of garbage from Baltimore’s harbor.”

Despite Reddit’s warnings that the Q&A may not be popular with site users, more than 1,000 comments and questions caused it to soar to the top of the discussion boards, surpassing a thread about the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie. The surge in discussion about the wheel proved the concept’s popularity among the general public.

Credit: Adam Lindquist/Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

9. California man survives 2 cycles of compaction inside garbage truck

A homeless man in Fremont, CA escaped death early in December when he was dumped into the back of a trash truck while taking a nap in a dumpster. The man went through two cycles of compaction in the truck before miraculously climbing out and being transported to the hospital.

“Preventing homeless (or drunk) people from going to sleep in a dumpster is difficult, and to hear them over the noise generated by the truck is equally challenging…Drivers and helpers should keep their eyes and ears open for a possible person in the dumpster when the container is lifted and dumped,” NWRA Safety Director John Haudenshield said in a statement following the incident.

10. Sacramento recycling plant employees rescue kitten from conveyer belt

A lucky kitten was able to keep one of its nine lives in Sacramento, CA when a recycling center employee spotted it among the recyclables and waste on the facility conveyer belt. Tony Miranda, the loader operator, was able to grab the kitten off of the quick belt before it was swept into the compactor.

“It’s just amazing to see a little kitty survive through all this,” said Miranda. The shift supervisor, Heather Garcia, adopted the kitten and named her “Murphy,” after MRF (materials recovery facility).

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER of WIH RESOURCE GROUP
Bob Wallace, MBA is the Founder and a Principal of WIH Resource Group, Inc. and has over 27 years of experience in waste and recycling collections programs management, transportation / logistics operations, alternative fuels (CNG, LPG, RNG, LNG & biodiesel), Fleet Management, Operational Performance Assessments (OPAs), Waste-by-Rail programs, recycling / solid waste operations, transfer stations, landfills, planning and development. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in working with clients in both the private and public sectors. Prior to WIH Resource Group, Mr. Wallace served as the Director of Transportation & Logistics for Waste Management, the largest provider of waste management and recycling services in North America. He can be reached at bwallace@wihresourcegroup.com or 480.241.9994. For more information visit http://www.wihrg.com

Contact WIH Resource Group
For more information, Visit our website by CLICKING HERE and contact us today to see how we can best serve you by phone at 480.241.9994 or by e-mail at admin@wihrg.com

WIH Resource Group’s Diversified Client-Specific Services include:

  • Waste Management Consulting
  • Recycling Programs Optimization
  • Alternative Fuels for Truck Fleets
  • Research & Polling – Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Landfill Operations Consulting
  • Business and Assets Appraisals & Valuations
  • Collection, Processing, Transfer & Disposal Procurement
  • M&A Due Diligence
  • Waste to Energy & New Technology Evaluation Environmental Services
  • Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
  • Facility Planning & Design
  • Finance and Economic Analysis
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Operations & Performance Assessment (OPAs)
  • Planning – Solid Waste, Recycling and Program
  • Program Management & Capital Project Planning
  • Rates, Financial Analyses & Appraisals
  • Rates and Regulatory Support
  • Recycling Program Design
  • Renewables / Clean Energy Technology

Click here to request more information about these services & WIH Resource Group

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ABOUT WIH RESOURCE GROUP
WIH Resource Group is a global leader and provider of comprehensive waste management consulting, recycling, transportation / logistical and business solutions, specializing in, among other services, waste management operational performance assessments, financial analysis. transportation / logistics, alternative fuel solutions, solid waste planning, waste and recycling market studies, business development, business valuations, due diligence and Mergers and Acquistions (M&A) transactional support and environmental services.

WIH Resource Group’s experience includes the oversight of operations, maintenance, finance, human resources, business development, sales, safety and environmental compliance while maintaining responsibility for multi-million dollar publicly and privately held assets including: a variety of collection operations, Sub-title D and hazardous and Class II landfills, transfer stations, intermodal facilities, recycling centers, buyback centers, material recovery facilities, vehicle and container maintenance operations, call centers and payment processing operations.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company serves both private companies and public sector Agency clients throughout North America and internationally.  To learn more about WIH Resource Group, Inc. visit http://www.wihrg.com .

For Additional information on WIH Resource Group, Inc. contact:
Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions
WIH Resource Group – Waste Management, Recycling and Logistical Solutions
Email: admin@wihrg.com Phone: 480-241-9994

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Phone: 480.241.9994 ~ E-mail: admin@wihrg.com

Should you have any questions about this news or general questions about our diversified services, please contact Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions at WIH Resource Group and Waste Savings, Inc. at admin@wihrg.com

Feel free to visit our websites for additional information on our services at: http://www.wihrg.com and our daily blog at https://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com

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How the Solid Waste Industry Factors into the Circular Economy


Last month, 40 companies discussed what’s being referred to as the “circular economy” in an inaugural business tour in Seattle.

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Defined as a regenerative model that aims to keep components, materials and products at their highest value at all times, creating no waste for the landfill, the circular economy might be a new term but it refers to a growing practice that “encourages economic growth using yesterday’s waste as tomorrow’s resource,” according to organizers of the two-day tour which featured best practices and proven solutions through programs, presentations, discussions and site visits.

The circular economy is a $4.5 trillion opportunity over 15 years, according to a report presented by Accenture.

The tour was presented by Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company based in Spokane, Wash., and the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Jennifer Gerholdt, environment and sustainability director at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, says the circular economy is at its core an economic innovation opportunity.

“We focus on the art of the possible and on advancing American business competitiveness,” Gerholdt says. “This tour fits squarely within our sweet spot where we focus on providing a powerful platform for sharing, learning, networking, and capacity building to accelerate business innovation to solve global sustainability and social challenges.”

Attendees toured Republic Services, General Biodiesel, Phillips and PCC Markets/Wiserg, and heard presentations from Stuffstr, Interface, Alaska Airlines, HP, Accenture, SunPower and Repurposed Materials.

“We’re really the pioneers, in terms of putting together an actionable event around the circular economy,” says Kristin Kinder, LEED green associate, project lead, waste solutions for Ecova. “This is the first of its kind. The people that we brought into the room and the networking opportunities that were there—we can tell already that that conversation is only getting stronger which is really our goal.”

Waste360 grabbed a few minutes with Kristen Kinder and Jennifer Gerholdt to get some more details about the tour and to find out what’s next.

Waste360: What was the motivation behind doing this circular economy business tour?

Jennifer Gerholdt: The foundation launched its circular economy program this year. The circular economy is a fairly new term for a very well-worn concept. Companies and society have been thinking about ways to eradicate waste for a very long time. This isn’t really a new approach but it is increasingly becoming attractive to companies in which they are actively pursuing alternative approaches to the linear model that decouples economic growth from resource constraints.

That is how this circular economy has really risen up on the radar of companies in which they see the economic opportunities of a viable model to successfully tackle sustainability challenges, drive performance, innovation, competitiveness, economic growth, and development. For us, we are all about bringing the business community and other strategic stakeholders together to really advance the dialogue and collective action around shared global priorities. This topic of the circular economy and in particular this tour was something that very much resonated with our business network. They love coming together with other partners across the value chain, across vectors and industries to really explore what our shared challenge is and what are opportunities where we can work together to drive innovative business solutions that benefits society and the environment.

Waste360: Why was this national tour held in Seattle?

Jennifer Gerholdt: From our perspective, we see Seattle as one of the leading cities that is driving the circular economy. There are a number of businesses both small and large as well as at the government level with the city of Seattle that’s really looking at what are ways that we can close the loop to advance a new economy. We really saw this location as a prime area where we can bring companies together to really look at how at a city level and at a company level, the circular economy is accelerating.

Waste360: When you’re talking about the circular economy being a new term, were the companies that were part of the tour already referring to themselves as these kinds of companies?

Kristen Kinder: This is great question. I would say that a lot of them actually were doing circular economy actions. Philips North America, for example, they’ve been refurbishing and redistributing their equipment for years and just recently, they learned that that actually has a name. I think a lot of these businesses had been doing the concept but didn’t have a name to rally around.

Jennifer Gerholdt: In my experience, if you five different companies what the circular economy is you might get five different answers. It’s kind of like the word sustainability, it depends on who you ask and what kind of definition that you get. I think that’s one of the both challenges and the opportunities around the circular economy in the U. S.

There’s certainly an education component that we were using on this tour to talk about the circular economy in which educating folks that it’s really a system geared towards designing out-waste and that looks at all options across the entire chain. Number one to use as few resources as possible in the first place and then keeping those resources and circulation for as long as possible, getting as much value from those resources as you can, and then recovering and regenerating those materials and products at the end of the particular useful life.

Waste360: What were some of the interesting practices featured on the tour?

Kristen Kinder: What we really wanted to do at this event was make it tangible, to make it tactical. We really wanted to make an event that could not just talk about the theory of it but could really bring to life.

There’s recycling, there’s redistributing, re-manufacturing, there’s looking at byproducts from your system and how those can be used as a valuable resource in another industry. A good example of that from our tour is General Biodiesel. Glycerin, a byproduct of their chemical process, is sold to markets for absorption, soap and other industries.

Jennifer Gerholdt: The WISErg Harvester was also a huge hit. It processes organic waste into this nutrient dense fertilizer. What’s really cool is that it actually collects a fair amount of data that helps grocery stores and commercial kitchens understand how much food their using, what kind of that their using and wasting, and how that food waste could be reduced and ultimately eliminated.

Waste 360: What’s next? Will there be another tour in a new location?

Jennifer Gerholdt: Yes, we’re really looking forward to continuing this dialogue. Next year we’re hosting our second annual circular economy tour in Phoenix, with the City of Phoenix and Arizona State University. We want to use these tours as opportunities to bring companies back again and again to continue to advance the dialogue and move the solutions around the circular economy that delivers economic and sustainability benefits.

It will be held in November of 2016. We haven’t yet nailed down the specific dates yet but there’ll be more information coming out in the coming weeks.

Published by: WIH Resource Group, Inc.

Source: Waste360

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER of WIH RESOURCE GROUP
Bob Wallace, MBA is the Founder and a Principal of WIH Resource Group, Inc. and has over 27 years of experience in waste and recycling collections programs management, transportation / logistics operations, alternative fuels (CNG, LPG, RNG, LNG & biodiesel), Fleet Management, Operational Performance Assessments (OPAs), Waste-by-Rail programs, recycling / solid waste operations, transfer stations, landfills, planning and development. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in working with clients in both the private and public sectors. Prior to WIH Resource Group, Mr. Wallace served as the Director of Transportation & Logistics for Waste Management, the largest provider of waste management and recycling services in North America. He can be reached at bwallace@wihresourcegroup.com or 480.241.9994. For more information visit http://www.wihrg.com

Contact WIH Resource Group
For more information, Visit our website by CLICKING HERE and contact us today to see how we can best serve you by phone at 480.241.9994 or by e-mail at admin@wihrg.com

WIH Resource Group’s Diversified Client-Specific Services include:

  • Waste Management Consulting
  • Recycling Programs Optimization
  • Alternative Fuels for Truck Fleets
  • Research & Polling – Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Landfill Operations Consulting
  • Business and Assets Appraisals & Valuations
  • Collection, Processing, Transfer & Disposal Procurement
  • M&A Due Diligence
  • Waste to Energy & New Technology Evaluation Environmental Services
  • Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
  • Facility Planning & Design
  • Finance and Economic Analysis
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Operations & Performance Assessment (OPAs)
  • Planning – Solid Waste, Recycling and Program
  • Program Management & Capital Project Planning
  • Rates, Financial Analyses & Appraisals
  • Rates and Regulatory Support
  • Recycling Program Design
  • Renewables / Clean Energy Technology

Click here to request more information about these services & WIH Resource Group

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ABOUT WIH RESOURCE GROUP
WIH Resource Group is a global leader and provider of comprehensive waste management consulting, recycling, transportation / logistical and business solutions, specializing in, among other services, waste management operational performance assessments, financial analysis. transportation / logistics, alternative fuel solutions, solid waste planning, waste and recycling market studies, business development, business valuations, due diligence and Mergers and Acquistions (M&A) transactional support and environmental services.

WIH Resource Group’s experience includes the oversight of operations, maintenance, finance, human resources, business development, sales, safety and environmental compliance while maintaining responsibility for multi-million dollar publicly and privately held assets including: a variety of collection operations, Sub-title D and hazardous and Class II landfills, transfer stations, intermodal facilities, recycling centers, buyback centers, material recovery facilities, vehicle and container maintenance operations, call centers and payment processing operations.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company serves both private companies and public sector Agency clients throughout North America and internationally.  To learn more about WIH Resource Group, Inc. visit http://www.wihrg.com .

For Additional information on WIH Resource Group, Inc. contact:
Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions
WIH Resource Group – Waste Management, Recycling and Logistical Solutions
Email: admin@wihrg.com Phone: 480-241-9994

Website: http://www.wihrg.com
Daily News Blog: http://www.wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com
Follow WIH Resource Group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wihresource

WIH Resource Group’s White Paper on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Use in Refuse Collection Vehicles Industry is Available for Purchasing:   The entire 65-plus page report and Appendices: $299.00 US Funds – Visa and Mastercard Accepted.

CLICK HERE to Order Your Copy today!

Phone: 480.241.9994 ~ E-mail: admin@wihrg.com

Should you have any questions about this news or general questions about our diversified services, please contact Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions at WIH Resource Group and Waste Savings, Inc. at admin@wihrg.com

Feel free to visit our websites for additional information on our services at: http://www.wihrg.com and our daily blog at https://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com

Follow Bob Wallace and WIH Resource Group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wihresource

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Largest Companies by Revenue in Each State 2015: MAP


You may have seen the Largest Companies by Revenue map put together in June of last year, well we’re back with an updated version using Hoover’s 2015 data.  Last year’s map created so much buzz and insightful conversation that we deemed it essential to find out how it’s changed over the past year.  Using Hoover’s, a D&B Company, we searched through each state’s list of companies to find which had the largest revenue in the last fiscal year.  It was interesting to see how each company’s revenues have changed over the year (for better or worse) and to see if a new largest company had emerged.

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At first glance, you may ask, “Where are Apple and Microsoft?”  Yes, these are huge companies but this map is specifically looking at total revenue from the last fiscal year.  If we look at California with Apple vs. Chevron, there is a large discrepancy between market value and total revenues.  Apple’s market value as of March 31, 2015 was $724 billion while Chevron’s was only (and we use “only” lightly) $197 billion.  In terms of revenue, Chevron comes out on top with $203 billion in the last fiscal year while Apple had revenues of $182 billion.

Please note: We used Hoover’s company database as our source, not the most recent Fortune 500 list.  Location and state are based on the corporate headquarters of that company, no branches or foreign offices.  Lastly, we decided not to include any subsidiaries or government entities for the sake of staying consistent.

State 2014 Company 2014 Revenue (Billion) 2015 Company 2015 Revenue (Billion) Headquarters
AL Regions Bank $5.89 Regions Bank $5.40 Birmingham AL
AK Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation $4.44 GCI Inc. $0.91 Anchorage AK
AZ Avnet Inc. $25.45 Avnet Inc. $27.49 Phoenix AZ
AR Wal-Mart Stores $476.29 Wal-Mart Stores $485.65 Bentonville AR
CA Chevron Corporation $228.84 Chevron Corporation $211.97 Sam Ramon CA
CO Arrow Electronics Inc. $21.35 Arrow Electronics Inc. $22.78 Inverness CO
CT General Electric $146.04 General Electric $148.58 Fairfield CT
DE E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company $36.14 E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company $36.04 Wilmington DE
FL World Fuel Services $41.56 World Fuel Services $43.38 Miami FL
GA Home Depot International Inc. $85.53 Home Depot International Inc. $85.90 Atlanta GA
HI Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. $3.23 Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. $3.23 Honolulu HI
ID Micro Technology Inc. $9.07 Albertson’s LLC. $23.56 Boise ID
IL Archer Daniels Midland $89.80 The Boeing Company $90.76 Chicago IL
IN WellPoint $71.02 Anthem Inc. $73.87 Indianapolis IN
IA Transamerica Life Insurance Company $19.04 Transamerica Life Insurance Company $23.34 Cedar Rapids IA
KS Sprint Communications Inc. $34.56 Koch Industries $115.00 Wichita KS
KY Humana Inc. $42.31 Humana Inc. $48.50 Louisville KY
LA CenturyLink Inc. $18.09 CenturyLink Inc. $18.03 Monroe LA
ME Hannaford Bros. Co. $3.98 Hannaford Bros. Co. $4.41 Scarborough ME
MD Lockheed Martin $45.35 Lockheed Martin $45.60 Bethesda MD
MA Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. $38.50 Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. $36.94 Boston MA
MI General Motors $155.42 General Motors $155.92 Detroit MI
MN Cargill Inc. $136.65 UnitedHealth Group $130.47 Minnetonka MN
MS Sanderson Farms Inc. $2.68 Koch Foods Incorporated $2.80 Flowood MS
MO Express Scripts Holding $104.09 Express Scripts Holding $100.88 St. Louis MO
MT Stillwater Mining Company $1.03 Stillwater Mining Company $0.94 Billings MT
NE Berkshire Hathaway $182.15 Berkshire Hathaway $194.67 Omaha NE
NV Las Vegas Sands Corp. $13.76 Las Vegas Sands Corp. $14.58 Paradise NV
NH Sprague Resources LP $4.60 C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. $21.70 Keene NH
NJ Johnson & Johnson $71.31 Johnson & Johnson $74.33 New Brunswick NJ
NM Presbyterian Healthcare Services $4.60 Presbyterian Healthcare Services $2.05 Albuquerque NM
NY Verizon Communications $120.55 Verizon Communications $127.07 New York NY
NC Bank of America $101.69 Bank of America $95.18 Charlotte NC
ND MDU Resources Group Inc. $4.46 MDU Resources Group Inc. $4.67 Bismarck ND
OH Cardinal Health $101.09 The Kroger Co. $108.46 Cincinnati OH
OK Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. $26.09 Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. $26.09 Oklahoma City OK
OR Nike Inc. $25.31 Nike Inc. $27.79 Beaverton OR
PA AmeriSourceBergen $87.95 AmeriSourceBergen $119.56 Chesterbrook PA
RI CVS Caremark $126.76 CVS Caremark $139.36 Woonsocket RI
SC Sonoco Products Company $4.48 Sonoco Products Company $5.01 Hartsville SC
SD Sanford Health $3.10 Poet LLC. $6.00 Sioux Falls SD
TN FedEx Corporation $44.28 FedEx Corporation $45.46 Memphis TN
TX Exxon Mobil $438.25 Exxon Mobil $411.93 Irving TX
UT Huntsman Corporation $11.07 Huntsman Corporation $11.57 Salt Lake City UT
VT Keurig Green Mountain Inc. $4.35 Keurig Green Mountain Inc. $4.70 Waterbury VT
VA Freddie Mac $81.22 The Long & Foster Companies Inc. $42.70 Chantilly VA
WA CostCo Wholesale $105.15 CostCo Wholesale $112.64 Issaquah WA
WV West Virginia University Hospitals Inc. $1.38 Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. $1.24 Morgantown WV
WI Johnson Controls Inc. $42.73 Johnson Controls Inc. $42.82 Milwaukee WI
WY Cloud Peak Energy Inc. $1.39 Cloud Peak Energy Inc. $1.39 Gillette WY

Sources: Hoover’s Inc. A D&B Company, Fortune, Broadview Networks

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER of WIH RESOURCE GROUP
Bob Wallace, MBA is the Founder and a Principal of WIH Resource Group, Inc. and has over 27 years of experience in waste and recycling collections programs management, transportation / logistics operations, alternative fuels (CNG, LPG, RNG, LNG & biodiesel), Fleet Management, Operational Performance Assessments (OPAs), Waste-by-Rail programs, recycling / solid waste operations, transfer stations, landfills, planning and development. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in working with clients in both the private and public sectors. Prior to WIH Resource Group, Mr. Wallace served as the Director of Transportation & Logistics for Waste Management, the largest provider of waste management and recycling services in North America. He can be reached at bwallace@wihresourcegroup.com or 480.241.9994. For more information visit http://www.wihrg.com

Contact WIH Resource Group
For more information, Visit our website by CLICKING HERE and contact us today to see how we can best serve you by phone at 480.241.9994 or by e-mail at admin@wihrg.com

WIH Resource Group’s Diversified Client-Specific Services include:

  • Waste Management Consulting
  • Recycling Programs Optimization
  • Alternative Fuels for Truck Fleets
  • Research & Polling – Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Landfill Operations Consulting
  • Business and Assets Appraisals & Valuations
  • Collection, Processing, Transfer & Disposal Procurement
  • M&A Due Diligence
  • Waste to Energy & New Technology Evaluation Environmental Services
  • Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
  • Facility Planning & Design
  • Finance and Economic Analysis
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Operations & Performance Assessment (OPAs)
  • Planning – Solid Waste, Recycling and Program
  • Program Management & Capital Project Planning
  • Rates, Financial Analyses & Appraisals
  • Rates and Regulatory Support
  • Recycling Program Design
  • Renewables / Clean Energy Technology

Click here to request more information about these services & WIH Resource Group

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ABOUT WIH RESOURCE GROUP
WIH Resource Group is a global leader and provider of comprehensive waste management consulting, recycling, transportation / logistical and business solutions, specializing in, among other services, waste management operational performance assessments, financial analysis. transportation / logistics, alternative fuel solutions, solid waste planning, waste and recycling market studies, business development, business valuations, due diligence and Mergers and Acquistions (M&A) transactional support and environmental services.

WIH Resource Group’s experience includes the oversight of operations, maintenance, finance, human resources, business development, sales, safety and environmental compliance while maintaining responsibility for multi-million dollar publicly and privately held assets including: a variety of collection operations, Sub-title D and hazardous and Class II landfills, transfer stations, intermodal facilities, recycling centers, buyback centers, material recovery facilities, vehicle and container maintenance operations, call centers and payment processing operations.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company serves both private companies and public sector Agency clients throughout North America and internationally.  To learn more about WIH Resource Group, Inc. visit http://www.wihrg.com .

For Additional information on WIH Resource Group, Inc. contact:
Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions
WIH Resource Group – Waste Management, Recycling and Logistical Solutions
Email: admin@wihrg.com Phone: 480-241-9994

Website: http://www.wihrg.com
Daily News Blog: http://www.wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com
Follow WIH Resource Group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wihresource

WIH Resource Group’s White Paper on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Use in Refuse Collection Vehicles Industry is Available for Purchasing:   The entire 65-plus page report and Appendices: $299.00 US Funds – Visa and Mastercard Accepted.

CLICK HERE to Order Your Copy today!

Phone: 480.241.9994 ~ E-mail: admin@wihrg.com

Should you have any questions about this news or general questions about our diversified services, please contact Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions at WIH Resource Group and Waste Savings, Inc. at admin@wihrg.com

Feel free to visit our websites for additional information on our services at: http://www.wihrg.com and our daily blog at https://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com

Follow Bob Wallace and WIH Resource Group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wihresource

Be sure to check out Invigorated Solutions, Inc.

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About Invigorated Solutions

Passionate about life, learning, love and sharing their experiences of life, Bob & Tracy Wallace enjoy sharing their invigorated (energizing) solutions / advice and useful life tips for living life to the fullest on their popular life development blog, “Invigorated Solutions”.  Click HERE to visit our website for more valuable information.

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WIH RESOURCE GROUP WASTESHED MARKET RADIUS STUDIES


Capabilities of the Firm
WIH Resource Group’s team is uniquely qualified to perform Wasteshed Studies due to our industry experience, familiarity with the key regions throughout North America and expertise with clients on similar projects. The WIH Resource Group’s Project Team is selected specifically for our Clients in response to their stated needs. Our Project Team’s extensive experience and qualifications insure optimal performance for all work requested by the Client.

Phoenix / Tucson Wasteshed Radius MarketPhoenix Tucson Region

WIH Resource Group is uniquely qualified to assist Clients in performing Wasteshed Studies for the following reasons:

Wasteshed Studies Experience. The WIH Resource Group Project Team have assisted many clients in the private sector as well as local and regional governments in a diverse range of waste management and recycling consulting services, including wasteshed studies, technical & financial analysis and associated revenues opportunities.

Knowledgeable about the State, Federal and surrounding regions. WIH Resource Group is headquartered in Phoenix and has been providing its diversified services to Clients throughout North America for over a decade. WIH Resource Group is very knowledgeable and familiar with the local waste and recycling operations and programs in all States.

National Leader in Waste, Recycling & Transportation Consulting / Technical Studies. WIH Resource Group is a management consulting firm that specializes in strategic waste management planning, landfills, landfill gas management, collection routing, waste management facility valuations, disposal optimization, waste reduction, logistical analysis, waste diversion, collection vehicle routing, recyclable material recovery facility processing, WastebyRail, transfer station analysis and solid waste systems efficiency analysis.

Proven Waste Management and Recycling Industry Experience. WIH Resource Group’s Team has “real world” operational experience and knowledge from having worked for some of the largest solid waste providers in North America. It’s one of many of our team’s greatest assets. It offers our clients a unique perspective and cost savings opportunity in their own operations.

Leader in Waste Management, Recycling & Transportation Consulting. WIH Resource Group has conducted a wide range of solid waste operational analyses over the past decade and has assisted many clients in improving their waste management, recycling and disposal programs by optimizing their current waste management systems and processes. WIH is currently involved with various projects throughout North America.

• Waste Policy, Economic & Technical Analysis Services. The WIH Resource Group Team has over 100 years combined experience in waste management and the transportation of waste and recyclables, including policy setting, economic assessments / impacts and technical analysis.
About WIH Resource Group

WIH Resource Group, Inc. (WIH) is leading independent provider of environmental, waste management, recycling, transportation, financial and logistical matters. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, WIH provides its clients with fully integrated solutions to day to day business challenges, solid waste, recycling and disposal issues, as well as transportation and logistical challenges. WIH offers Clients creative solutions to solve complex business issues and related matters for government municipalities, industrial companies, environmental, engineering firms, non-profits and commercial customers alike.
WIH Staff takes our Client relationships seriously and strive to exceed our client’s individual expectations and stated needs. We look to establish long term relationships with our clients, ones where we are called on regularly to assist our clients in developing viable and sustainable solutions.

The key factor that differentiates WIH Resource Group from other solid waste consulting firms is that we offer our clients operational management experience and logistical expertise from having worked in the solid waste (refuse) and recycling industries in all lines of business including: collection vehicle routing, solid waste collections, recycling, transfer station, landfill operations, operational optimization studies, rate/policy making and environmental compliance.

WIH offers its clients creative solutions to assist them in solving their complex challenges and attaining their strategic internal goals. WIH’s clients include government municipalities, large industrial companies, environmental and engineering firms, solid waste companies (collections, MRF and landfills), as well as commercial customers. WIH Resource Group is a 100% employee-owned company and therefore provides its Clients the type of attention and commitment they would expect from the company owner.

The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire project life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement.
An aspect of our business services that our firm is particularly proud of is the number of repeat clients. WIH regularly provides follow-up or expansion-related consulting work for clients after the completion of the original project work.

To learn more about WIH Resource Group, Inc., please visit our website at www.wihrg.com

Wasteshed Market Radius Studies – Geographical Market Focus
WIH Resource Group’s Wasteshed Market Radius Studies & Reports capture all waste disposal operations within a given market. They provide you with analysis of the major players by market share; show you historical trends in pricing, waste disposal volume and disposal capacity specific to the geographic area included in the radius of the study.

Detailed Data on all Public and Private Players
Our report will include a detailed listing of all landfills, transfer stations, waste-to-energy plants, materials recovery facilities, construction & demolition facilities, composting facilities and others operating within an agreed upon mileage radius of a particular origin point. A spreadsheet and map depict each facility and provides details such as the name, location, size of the facility, the daily volume and price charged for each type of waste accepted, days and hours of operation, transportation access (rail, road and waterway), distance from the center of the study area, capacity, the names, addresses and phone numbers of the owner and operator, and much more.

Formatted to Help You Understand the Wasteshed Market
The detailed data in the report, spreadsheets and map, is provided in Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) format that can also be provided in hardcopy.

Historical pricing and volume and capacity data for each facility
WIH Resource Group and its partner researchers have surveyed the industry since 1991 and consequently can provide very detailed historical data on each facility, including those that have subsequently closed, going back that far in time. The historical data on pricing, volume and capacity give you valuable insight into how the local market is trending, how the market share among each of the players is changing, and the extent of all those changes over time.

Waste Generation, Recovery, Net Export and Disposal within the Market Study Area
Clients have the option to add an analysis of local market characteristics. The total volume of waste and recyclables generated within the study area are estimated using the latest Census Bureau statistics and known per capita discard rates. The volume of waste moving through recycling facilities is combined with local state recovery rates to estimate total recycling for the study area. When subtracted from waste generation, we have post-recovery waste volume which we compare with volumes going into local landfills and waste-to-energy plants to determine how much locally generated waste is either being exported to other regions or how much waste is being imported from other regions.

Market Dynamics
WIH’s Wasteshed Study and Radius Report gives you thorough understanding of the market, the players, the dynamics, average pricing, waste generation, recovery, and disposal particular to the area. Each facility profile is organized by location within the radius, its current known information and the type of facility to make it quickly accessible and useful.

Market Trends
Historical data on pricing, volumes and capacity are also available and can be added to reports to show the evolution and dynamics of the market over time.

Transportation Cost Analysis
WIH Resource Group also provides additional services relative to Wasteshed Market studies such as developing transportation cost estimates for transporting waste from specific locations, as requested for an additional cost. Transportation cost estimates can be developed for truck, railroad and barging (as appropriate) of wastes and recyclables from origin locations to either real or hypothetical destinations to utilize to compare costs to existing market transport and disposal scenarios.

Relevant Project Experience
The following is a summary of WIH Resource Group’s relevant projects for Clients for your review and consideration. It is a partial and representative project list that indicates the broad range of consulting services that we provide to our Clients.

  • City of Los Angeles, CA Proposal Development for Waste Collections RFP
  • Hunt Development Group – Phoenix, AZ Phoenix – Tucson Regional Wasteshed Study
  • DTE Energy – Sacramento, CA Sacramento Regional Wasteshed Study
  • WBH Generating – Tulsa, OK Tulsa OK Regional Wasteshed Study
  • Gregory Canyon Limited – San Diego, Ca San Diego County Regional Wasteshed Study
  • Silver Bar Mine Regional Landfill – Phoenix, AZ Disposal Proposal Development for Cities for Waste Disposal
  • Tucson Recycling and Waste Services – Tucson, AZ Landfill / Transfer Station Privatization Proposal for Pinal County
  • Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority – Walnut Creek, CA Residential Waste & Recycling Satisfaction Polling & Surveying
  • City of Calgary Alberta Canada Waste & Recycling Collections Programs Analysis
  • City of Phoenix, AZ Waste & Recycling Collections Routing and Redistricting
  • City of Los Angeles, CA Waste & Recycling Collection Franchise RFP and Evaluation
  • Private Client – Broward County, FL Transfer Stations and Landfill Valuation Assessment
  • City of Walla Walla, WA Landfill Valuation and Rate Assessment
  • City of Mesa, AZ Refuse Fleet Alternative Fuel Conversion Feasibility Study
  • City of Phoenix, AZ Recycling Collection Vehicle Routing & Services Study
  • City of Coolidge, AZ Waste Operations Performance Assessment – Phase 1
  • City of Tucson, AZ Refuse Collection Fleet Alternative Fuels Feasibility Study
  • Apache County, AZ Waste and Recycling Collection & Processing Study
  • City of Seattle, WA Wastebyrail Feasibility Study
  • King County, WA Recycling Materials Recovery Feasibility Study
  • Metro Regional Government (Portland, OR) Waste & Recyclables Transportation Procurement
  • City of Walla Walla, WA Landfill Waste Disposal & Collections Systems Analysis
  • Escambia County, Florida Waste & Recycling Transfer Station / MRF Valuation
  • City of Tucson, Arizona Recycling Processing & Collection Improvement Study
  • Colville Confederated Tribe, WA Recycling & Solid Waste Management Plan
  • City / Borough of Sitka, Alaska Recycling & Solid Waste Management Program Assessment
  • City of Boise, ID Refuse Collection Fleet Alternative Fuel Study
  • South Utah Valley Solid Waste Dist. – Provo, Utah Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Study
  • Thurston County, WA Waste and Recycling Collections Program Analysis
  • City & Borough of Juneau, Alaska Solid Waste Plan and Disposal Alternatives Analysis

This section provides an overview of the standard applied methodology the WIH Resource Group Project Team employs to accomplish the Client’s objectives as agreed upon with Clients through ongoing communications.

Standard Method of Approach to Wasteshed Studies – WIH Resource Group has used major components of this approach successfully for various other projects and clients, and believes it is well suited for assisting the Client in evaluating the issues in question. We remain open to modifying our approach upon further discussions with Client.

WIH Resource Group is experienced in developing regional Wasteshed Studies and has developed them for a wide range of Client that was looking to site, sell or acquire landfills. The results and findings from the Study WIH develops for you will give you a better understanding of the regional wasteshed and markets, the seemingly largest question for developers of new landfills.  Studies include  regional solid waste and biosolids disposal capacity demand market needs assessment, projected disposal demand capacity for the next 5- 10- and 20- years, market disposal pricing, transportation cost analysis, recycling efforts impacts (i.e. diversion from disposal), survey of existing site life of competing facilities and would in part build off the previous study coupled with current Intel we gather from other sources.

In addition, we develop a cost estimate for the landfill development permitting such as State permit fees, site plan engineering costs, survey/aerial mapping, county zoning fees, State annual fees, outside consultants, meetings, signs, printing, etc. (general estimates), and recurring annual costs to maintain the permits, assuming the landfill is not fully developed for 5-10 years.

The results and findings from the study would provide a greater level of confidence for you concerning the wasteshed, competing landfills’ remaining capacity and current market pricing for disposal to aid you in making an informed decision about the development / sale / acquisition of a landfill.
Our approach is to complete the required elements in a logical, sequential order as agreed upon with the Client to best meet their individual needs.

Pricing for Services
Our approach to pricing is based on a straight time and materials basis and services are charged for at an hourly rate. Final cost of service is dependent on the final Scope of Work as agreed upon with the Client and are quoted in flat inclusive “not to exceed” rate. Cost of services for wasteshed studies range from $18,000 – $35,000 USD, again dependent on the detailed tasks to be performed in the agreed upon Scope of Work with the Client.

For more information, contact Bob Wallace at 480.241.9994 or admin@wihrg.com

Published by: WIH Resource Group, Inc.

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You Tube: Click HERE to visit WIH Resource Group’s You Tube Channel

ABOUT THE FOUNDER of WIH RESOURCE GROUP
Bob Wallace, MBA is the Founder and a Principal of WIH Resource Group, Inc. and has over 27 years of experience in waste and recycling collections programs management, transportation / logistics operations, alternative fuels (CNG, LPG, RNG, LNG & biodiesel), Fleet Management, Operational Performance Assessments (OPAs), Waste-by-Rail programs, recycling / solid waste operations, transfer stations, landfills, planning and development. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in working with clients in both the private and public sectors. Prior to WIH Resource Group, Mr. Wallace served as the Director of Transportation & Logistics for Waste Management, the largest provider of waste management and recycling services in North America. He can be reached at bwallace@wihresourcegroup.com or 480.241.9994. For more information visit http://www.wihrg.com

Contact WIH Resource Group
For more information, Visit our website by CLICKING HERE and contact us today to see how we can best serve you by phone at 480.241.9994 or by e-mail at admin@wihrg.com

WIH Resource Group’s Diversified Client-Specific Services include:

  • Waste Management Consulting
  • Recycling Programs Optimization
  • Alternative Fuels for Truck Fleets
  • Research & Polling – Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Landfill Operations Consulting
  • Business and Assets Appraisals & Valuations
  • Collection, Processing, Transfer & Disposal Procurement
  • M&A Due Diligence
  • Waste to Energy & New Technology Evaluation Environmental Services
  • Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
  • Facility Planning & Design
  • Finance and Economic Analysis
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Operations & Performance Assessment (OPAs)
  • Planning – Solid Waste, Recycling and Program
  • Program Management & Capital Project Planning
  • Rates, Financial Analyses & Appraisals
  • Rates and Regulatory Support
  • Recycling Program Design
  • Renewables / Clean Energy Technology

Click here to request more information about these services & WIH Resource Group

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ABOUT WIH RESOURCE GROUP
WIH Resource Group is a global leader and provider of comprehensive waste management consulting, recycling, transportation / logistical and business solutions, specializing in, among other services, waste management operational performance assessments, financial analysis. transportation / logistics, alternative fuel solutions, solid waste planning, waste and recycling market studies, business development, business valuations, due diligence and Mergers and Acquistions (M&A) transactional support and environmental services.

WIH Resource Group’s experience includes the oversight of operations, maintenance, finance, human resources, business development, sales, safety and environmental compliance while maintaining responsibility for multi-million dollar publicly and privately held assets including: a variety of collection operations, Sub-title D and hazardous and Class II landfills, transfer stations, intermodal facilities, recycling centers, buyback centers, material recovery facilities, vehicle and container maintenance operations, call centers and payment processing operations.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company serves both private companies and public sector Agency clients throughout North America and internationally.  To learn more about WIH Resource Group, Inc. visit http://www.wihrg.com .

For Additional information on WIH Resource Group, Inc. contact:
Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions
WIH Resource Group – Waste Management, Recycling and Logistical Solutions
Email: admin@wihrg.com Phone: 480-241-9994

Website: http://www.wihrg.com
Daily News Blog: http://www.wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com
Follow WIH Resource Group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wihresource

WIH Resource Group’s White Paper on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Use in Refuse Collection Vehicles Industry is Available for Purchasing:   The entire 65-plus page report and Appendices: $299.00 US Funds – Visa and Mastercard Accepted.

CLICK HERE to Order Your Copy today!

Phone: 480.241.9994 ~ E-mail: admin@wihrg.com

Should you have any questions about this news or general questions about our diversified services, please contact Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions at WIH Resource Group and Waste Savings, Inc. at admin@wihrg.com

Feel free to visit our websites for additional information on our services at: http://www.wihrg.com and our daily blog at https://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com

Follow Bob Wallace and WIH Resource Group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wihresource

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ET Environmental and WIH Resource Group Announce Strategic Business Alliance


Phoenix, AZ — November 30, 2015—ET Environmental Corporation, LLC (www.etenv.com) and WIH Resource Group, Inc. (www.wihrg.com) have joined forces to form a strategic business alliance.

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The partnership brings together industry veterans in the solid waste and alternative energy fields to provide complete client solutions for projects from conception through final completion.

With a focus on project feasibility analysis and return on investment, engineering design, procurement, construction management, and operations and maintenance, this partnership provides valuable assistance that clients may not have in-house.

Bob Headshot Web“The waste industry is constantly seeking ways to improve profits, increase customer retention, and operate more efficiently,” said Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions of WIH Resource Group, Inc. “The partnership with ET Environmental is a huge step in delivering on those goals. The combination of ET Environmental’ s engineering expertise, depth of experience and technical knowledge, coupled with WIH Resource Group’s waste management, recycling, operational, transportation and financial analytical capabilities makes for a powerful combination. This partnership will benefit both public and private sector waste and recycling management organizations and companies throughout North America. We are pleased to form this strategic business alliance with ET Environmental.”

Higginbotham, Bill Photo“ET Environmental and WIH Resource Group have similar cultures with separate and distinct service strengths. Our partnership creates a strategic approach that combines those strengths into a sum that’s greater than the separate parts,” said president and CEO Bill Higginbotham. “We look forward to working with WIH Resource Group.”

About ET Environmental
With headquarters in Atlanta, ET Environmental is an independent design/build firm with in-house professional engineers and construction managers in 14 offices across the US and Canada. The company focuses on design and construction of alternative fueling infrastructure and maintenance facilities as well as all areas of the solid waste industry including transfer stations, material recycling facilities, landfill projects, environmental remediation and decontamination, landfill gas to energy, leachate treatment, and rail haul infrastructure. Founded in 1993, ET Environmental has blended environmental expertise and construction knowledge and management systems into a unique, integrated design/build service model.

About WIH Resource Group
WIH Resource Group (WIH) is leading global provider of environmental, waste management, recycling, transportation, financial and logistical solutions.

WIH provides its clients with fully integrated solutions to day to day business challenges, M&A Services, expert witness, feasibility studies, renewable natural gas, disposal management, business valuations, advertising, customer satisfaction surveys as well as diverse range of other Client-specific solutions.

WIH offers Clients creative solutions to solve complex business issues for government municipalities, industrial companies, environmental, engineering firms, non-profits, waste organizations and commercial customers alike. WIH Staff takes our Client relationships seriously and strive to exceed our client’s individual expectations, goals and needs. We look to establish long term relationships with our clients, ones where we are called upon regularly to assist our clients in developing viable and sustainable solutions. For additional information, visit http://wihrg.com/

Media Contacts:
Tina Reed, ET Environmental Corporation, LLC, 602-920-7852, treed@etenv.com

Bob Wallace, WIH Resource Group, Inc., 480-241-9994, bwallace@wihresourcegroup.com

Published by: WIH Resource Group, Inc.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER of WIH RESOURCE GROUP
Bob Wallace, MBA is the Founder and a Principal of WIH Resource Group, Inc. and has over 27 years of experience in waste and recycling collections programs management, transportation / logistics operations, alternative fuels (CNG, LPG, RNG, LNG & biodiesel), Fleet Management, Operational Performance Assessments (OPAs), Waste-by-Rail programs, recycling / solid waste operations, transfer stations, landfills, planning and development. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in working with clients in both the private and public sectors. Prior to WIH Resource Group, Mr. Wallace served as the Director of Transportation & Logistics for Waste Management, the largest provider of waste management and recycling services in North America. He can be reached at bwallace@wihresourcegroup.com or 480.241.9994. For more information visit http://www.wihrg.com

Contact WIH Resource Group
For more information, Visit our website by CLICKING HERE and contact us today to see how we can best serve you by phone at 480.241.9994 or by e-mail at admin@wihrg.com

WIH Resource Group’s Diversified Client-Specific Services include:

  • Waste Management Consulting
  • Recycling Programs Optimization
  • Alternative Fuels for Truck Fleets
  • Research & Polling – Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Landfill Operations Consulting
  • Business and Assets Appraisals & Valuations
  • Collection, Processing, Transfer & Disposal Procurement
  • M&A Due Diligence
  • Waste to Energy & New Technology Evaluation Environmental Services
  • Expert Testimony/Litigation Support
  • Facility Planning & Design
  • Finance and Economic Analysis
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Operations & Performance Assessment (OPAs)
  • Planning – Solid Waste, Recycling and Program
  • Program Management & Capital Project Planning
  • Rates, Financial Analyses & Appraisals
  • Rates and Regulatory Support
  • Recycling Program Design
  • Renewables / Clean Energy Technology

Click here to request more information about these services & WIH Resource Group

RELATED LINKS: http://www.wihrg.com

Clean Green Renewable Energy

ABOUT WIH RESOURCE GROUP
WIH Resource Group is a global leader and provider of comprehensive waste management consulting, recycling, transportation / logistical and business solutions, specializing in, among other services, waste management operational performance assessments, financial analysis. transportation / logistics, alternative fuel solutions, solid waste planning, waste and recycling market studies, business development, business valuations, due diligence and Mergers and Acquistions (M&A) transactional support and environmental services.

WIH Resource Group’s experience includes the oversight of operations, maintenance, finance, human resources, business development, sales, safety and environmental compliance while maintaining responsibility for multi-million dollar publicly and privately held assets including: a variety of collection operations, Sub-title D and hazardous and Class II landfills, transfer stations, intermodal facilities, recycling centers, buyback centers, material recovery facilities, vehicle and container maintenance operations, call centers and payment processing operations.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company serves both private companies and public sector Agency clients throughout North America and internationally.  To learn more about WIH Resource Group, Inc. visit http://www.wihrg.com .

For Additional information on WIH Resource Group, Inc. contact:
Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions
WIH Resource Group – Waste Management, Recycling and Logistical Solutions
Email: admin@wihrg.com Phone: 480-241-9994

Website: http://www.wihrg.com
Daily News Blog: http://www.wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com
Follow WIH Resource Group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wihresource

WIH Resource Group’s White Paper on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Use in Refuse Collection Vehicles Industry is Available for Purchasing:   The entire 65-plus page report and Appendices: $299.00 US Funds – Visa and Mastercard Accepted.

CLICK HERE to Order Your Copy today!

Phone: 480.241.9994 ~ E-mail: admin@wihrg.com

Should you have any questions about this news or general questions about our diversified services, please contact Bob Wallace, Principal & VP of Client Solutions at WIH Resource Group and Waste Savings, Inc. at admin@wihrg.com

Feel free to visit our websites for additional information on our services at: http://www.wihrg.com and our daily blog at https://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com

Follow Bob Wallace and WIH Resource Group on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wihresource

Be sure to check out Invigorated Solutions, Inc.

  1. Follow @invigorsolution on Twitter
  2. Visit our website: http://www.invigoratedsolutions.com/
  3. Like our Facebook Page
  4. Follow Invigorated Solutions on Tumblr

About Invigorated Solutions

Passionate about life, learning, love and sharing their experiences of life, Bob & Tracy Wallace enjoy sharing their invigorated (energizing) solutions / advice and useful life tips for living life to the fullest on their popular life development blog, “Invigorated Solutions”.  Click HERE to visit our website for more valuable information.

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