Two Cents for the Little Guy

Lincoln Waste Solutions deals with about 7200 different haulers over the course of a year. Like everything in else life, some are good and some are not as good, and some are stupendous.   Waste Optimization is not an easy challenge and I like to think we are better at it than anyone else in North America. I have come to that conclusion because the vast majority of our business comes from people who are thoroughly disgusted with their current hauler/broker.  No one is ever disgusted with us.

That being said, I have to give the bulk of the credit to our haulers, and more particularly, the smaller haulers, those companies who have family members driving trucks and scheduling and making sure the lights are on at 6:00 every morning.  These are the companies that guarantee our prosperity.

Their success in our relationships rarely comes about from “discounting.”  They are not the companies trying to buy market share, or undercut their competitors until no one makes any money.  These are the companies who thrive on customer service, who know the high-value of what they provide.  These are the companies who winners align with in order to create successful relationships.

We deal with a lot of large haulers, publicly traded haulers, haulers who compete with us every day.  They do a good job and in some cases they are the OGIT (Only Game in Town) and we are forced to use them if we want to provide service for our customers.  But from my seat the difference between big and small is considerable.  Big can get the job done, but it is small who goes out the Friday afternoon before a holiday and makes a critical pick-up.  It is small who runs into the restaurant to ask a patron to move their car rather than double bill the client for another pick-up because he can’t great access to the dumpster.  It is small who jumps out his truck and throws the extra garbage bags in the dumpster…and never bill anyone or even needs to tell anyone.

Here’s to the privately traded company.  The sole-prop.  The three truck operation.  Here’s to the folks who bust their behinds to take care of our customers and never receive anywhere near their share of the credit.T If you are one of those companies, you can trust us on two things; we will always pay you within 30 days and we will always tell our customers that our success isl due to your hard work.



Always Look at the Big Picture when Recycling

One of the most obvious benefits of recycling and solid waste management is that as managed haulers become more efficient, particularly in working with waste brokers and trash brokers, less waste ends up in landfills and on the ground. Another large benefit is that new products are being created from recovered recyclable materials, mostly from the retail waste management sector.  The big picture is very important as you need to get in the mindset that you can recycle anything, and usually for a profit.

This waste focus and other environmental waste solutions are part of a universal environmental program designed to help everyone with their waste spend, drop dumpster costs and perform a waste optimization that will help lower your trash bill and make waste outsourcing a profitable business global. This allied waste focus can help all of us find the perfect solution to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. It’s the perfect way to help both the environment and your bottom line.

There is almost nothing that cannot be recycled, reduced or reused. There are many programs that will help you control waste costs, earn rebates on cardboard and other recyclables as well as starve landfills. In fact, having to use the landfill only becomes an option when every other avenue is exhausted. Recycling, and the promise of making a profit, is the central focus for any company’s goal of sustainability.

Here are some suggestions for Successful Recycling:


    1. Most of your waste will be corrugated cardboard. To reduce volume and make storage easier, flatten and bale the corrugated cardboard. Decide if it would be cost-effective for your company to install a cardboard compactor.
    1. Include recycling information in your orientation for new employees.
    1. Educate the janitorial service and/or staff responsible for taking out the trash and recyclables about proper separation procedures.
    1. Inform grounds crews of the reasons why yard waste should not be mixed with other wastes.
    1. Make sure that managers of public areas in shopping complexes are provided with containers for recycling.
  1. Put up signs to tell customers that you recycle.


In the end, as with any change to structure, the main component of making waste reduction work is staff and customer involvement, as well as a partnership between you and your waste management company. Implementing new products and programs without integrating a comprehensive training program, precluded by a waste audit, will result in failure.

Most employees are excited to implement sustainable practices at the work place, especially when they feel they are doing the next right thing in terms of helping the planet. Properly training them about your waste management recycling system will ensure that your new sustainability programs are accepted and successful.

Lincoln Waste Solutions will guarantee to save you a minimum of 10% over what you spent on waste removal last year… We’ll put that in writing. This usually adds tens of thousands of dollars to your bottom line.

Our Waste Management Program is Easy to Implement. Just call your accounts payable department and ask them to submit your last month’s waste removal invoices from a sample of your locations. That’s it! From there we will analyze your current waste invoices and submit a no cost, no obligation proposal with guaranteed waste removal savings of at least 10%.

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