In 2020, it was approximated that 3 billion packages were moved through America’s shipping infrastructure during the holiday season — 800 million more than the year before, or 7.2 million more packages per day.
Distribution centers are booming, and with this comes the need for more space. In fact, it’s estimated that industrial real estate, including distribution centers, could require 1 billion additional square feet of space by 2025.
But all of this increase in demand also means an increase in waste management solutions — which aren’t getting any less expensive. Distribution centers looking to save money on waste management are turning to Smash My Trash. Here’s why:
The Sky-High Cost of Waste Haul-Offs
Globally, eCommerce companies use $20 billion worth of corrugated cardboard per year, which is predicted to expand 14.3% annually through 2022.
That’s a whole lot of trash.
This cardboard has to go somewhere, and when there’s wasted cardboard (or any other packaging material) at your distribution center, it all ends up in your commercial dumpster.
The problem? Paying to haul off these full dumpsters is unbelievably expensive. Just how much do these haul-offs cost? The rates can vary regionally, but they range from “pricey” to “extremely pricey. It’s not unheard of for commercial organizations like distribution centers to pay tens of thousands of dollars in waste management fees annually.
Many of our clients are able to ditch their unfair waste management contracts and schedule pickups only when they need them, but all of our clients pay for fewer haul-offs and less in added fees.
Inefficient Solutions Getting in Your Way
Distribution centers thrive on efficiency, but there isn’t a whole lot that’s efficient about traditional waste management solutions.
Distribution centers either overpay for contracts and add-on fees with waste management companies, or they have to call to schedule a trash haul-off when their commercial dumpsters are filled up.
When this happens, the distribution centers are forced to deal with overflowing dumpsters that become major hassles for trucking personnel and loading dock teams. Trash gets in the way, and productivity suffers.
Another issue with how many distribution centers currently manage their waste? Often, it falls to employees to check and manage the commercial dumpster, monitoring it for overflow and determining when to call the waste management company to schedule a pick-up. They spend time each day evaluating the dumpster when they could be focused on more important tasks.
Either way? Your current waste management solution is driving up your operating costs.
The Solution: Smash My Trash
Smash My Trash is a solution for both expensive waste management costs and over-full dumpsters that are getting in the way of your productivity.
One of the biggest advantages of employing Smash My Trash’s Smash Trucks is that they reduce the overall volume of your trash, breaking apart palettes, cardboard, and other trash so you can fit more in your commercial dumpster before it’s time for a commercial haul off. As it stands, our Smash Trucks reduce waste volume for distribution centers by as much as 70%.
This means you pay for fewer haul-offs. Even if you pay for haul-offs by weight, you’re still paying less in steep fees for things like mileage, key charges, and landfill fees because you need fewer haul-offs.
Plus? You don’t have to struggle through overflowing dumpsters. Our Smash Trucks save you the time and effort it takes to navigate an overfull loading and unloading dock. And, we’ll keep up regularly scheduled visits to your commercial dumpster, and we’ll let you know when it’s time to call your waste management company to schedule a pickup.
Smash My Trash has locations and Smash Trucks nationwide, and we’re committed to making your life easier with our cost-saving services. Spend less time managing your trash and less money paying for waste removal so you can get back to focusing on fostering streamlined distribution services. We’ll show you how. To learn more, schedule a free on-site demonstration today!