Optimize Waste Management Through Monitoring, Tracking and Analytics

Optimize Your Waste Management Through Monitoring and Tracking

Your company is one of a kind, so why would your waste management be one-size-fits-all? If you’re not consistently tracking your business’ waste output, you may be missing out on opportunities to customize your system—reducing costs, liability and environmental impact, among other benefits.

After all, you can’t manage what you don’t measure, and evaluating your company’s waste needs through diligent management of data is the first step to streamlining your business’ waste management. We’ve outlined several tangible benefits you’ll see when you use the latest technology to track and monitor your waste program.

Identify, Evaluate and Set Goals

Implementing a tracking system allows you to identify your current waste streams while determining how much waste you’re generating. As a result, your company can maximize landfill diversion and capture what waste can be recycled or beneficially reused—significantly reducing your environmental footprint.

Monitoring waste also reduces liability, cost and environmental impact through identifying and providing alternative solutions based on your current waste profile. This increases diversion, as well, and helps you manage proper disposal and logistics.

In addition, tracking allows you to set goals and evaluate your program’s performance. Not only do these efforts allow you to comply with state, local and federal regulations for proper disposal, but they can save you considerable time and money as you evaluate what’s working and what isn’t for your company’s personalized needs.

Work with a Managed Waste Service Provider

Working with a managed waste service provider can help you choose which system is best for you, identifying and evaluating each tracking measure to provide you with customized solutions. For example, Waste Harmonics is the industry leader in using analytics and metrics. Our industry experts look for ways to reduce your costs on a continuous basis, providing our customers with consistent generated reports for no additional cost.

You’ll receive complete transparency on your current waste spend, complete historical data on your program, a snapshot of all service insights and ongoing statistics, allowing you to continuously evaluate and improve your program.

 Use the Latest Technology

When you choose to implement a tracking and monitoring system, leveraging a provider’s customized cloud-based platform allows you access to your critical data in one place. Internet of Things (IoT) technology is especially useful because automated waste and recycling efficiencies often translate into even more cost and time savings.

IoT enables Waste Harmonics’ iWaste, a web-based monitoring service, to track, measure and optimize companies’ waste and recycling processes. The integrated trash-compactor monitoring service simplifies how companies handle disposal-machine monitoring, providing an access point for equipment, controls status and alarms. These benefits directly translate to a streamlined process that reduces expenses and helps you maximize your time and resources.

Ultimately, you don’t know what you don’t know. By monitoring and adjusting your waste program, you’ll enable significant financial and environmental benefits. Businesses that take a critical eye to their waste management can select services that fit their individual needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all program. If you’d like to better understand your waste-flow processes, contact the Waste Harmonics team.