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Recycling contract language series vol 2

Mark Lestina
November 23, 2019

The following contains the exact language (italicized) currently found in a standard commercial Waste Management contract specifically related to recycling services.  In addition to excerpts from the contractual agreement, we will follow up with a plain-language interpretation. RECYCLING SERVICES. The […]

Recycling contract language series

Mark Lestina
November 23, 2019

Recycling contract language series By Mark Lestina – President, Wastemaster, Corp. Background The current state of recycling is a mess.  A year ago, overseas markets were robust and the Chinese bought up almost all of the US recycling commodities even […]

Why use a waste broker?

Mark Lestina
November 12, 2019

  Waste brokers have had a significant positive impact on the trash/recycling industry. Today, the use of a professional Waste broker is one of the key strategies used by sophisticated property managers and business owners.

The Downside of “Doing It Yourself” trash management

Mark Lestina
January 18, 2019

Of course “trash hauler X” can meet my price. They’re happy to, because they know in 2 or 3 years they’ll be right back to where they are now. You’re still left with all the administrative headaches, and the lower […]

Hey Chicago! It’s time to start recycling.

Mark Lestina
July 1, 2016

The time has finally come upon us….and it only took 20 years! Thank you Mr. Emanuel for saying that you’ll start to enforce the Chicago recycling ordinance. If you want the full text, you can find it here. Chicago Recycling […]

Waste Management Resource

Mark Lestina
June 7, 2016

June 2016 – Waste Management Resource

Waste Resource Management – MAY 2016

Mark Lestina
May 5, 2016

Everything you need to know to reduce waste and increase recycling.  Waste Resource Management

Dwelling Unit Self-Certification in Chicago

Mark Lestina
May 5, 2016

For everyone living in Chicago, you are probably aware that the City has implemented a new fee for trash service.  If you live in a building that has 4 units or less, you are now required to pay $9.50/month for […]

Waste Management Resources – March 2016

Mark Lestina
May 5, 2016

Top stories in this newsletter Zero Precent turns to crowdfunding to prevent food waste Distributing food to the need is often more problematic than supplying it in Chicago. Good food goes to waste at downtown restaurants because nonprofits, many of […]

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