Most businesses in Los Angeles will be experiencing an increase in their waste collection costs associated with the City’s “Zero-Waste LA Franchise System”. Waste Control, Inc. estimates that the average customer will experience a 94% increase in their waste collection costs. Many people are asking “why?”. Here are some of the reasons.
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Waste Control estimates that the average customer will experience a 94% increase in their waste collection costs.
There are a number of requirements that the City has placed on the haulers that also affect the costs. The haulers are required to use alternative fuel collection vehicles which will help to reduce the amount of air pollution in Southern California by removing the diesel engine trucks used by many haulers today. Also, by assigning only one hauler to each zone, truck traffic will be reduced by more efficient routing. As you can imagine, it is very costly to replace a company’s complete fleet of vehicles with newer, cleaner vehicles.
In response to the City’s survey of businesses in the City they found that many were dissatisfied with the level of service they were receiving from their waste services providers. As a result, the City has put a number of elements into the program that will increase customer satisfaction and produce more hauler accountability. These elements include 24 hour Customer Service, a web-based customer interface, GPS tracking of all collection vehicles, all of which add to the cost of services.
Waste Control Can Help
Waste Control is intimately familiar with the City’s contract with the haulers and has significant experience in developing systems for customers to reduce costs, even in a franchise environment where rates are set through City regulations. We offer a free – no obligation review of your services that lay out the savings that Waste Control can help you achieve while improving your sustainability.
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