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Collection & Route Optimization

GBB conducts collection analyses for large and small jurisdictions, including in-depth evaluations of existing collection equipment; vehicle/crew configurations; staff skill levels and training efforts; administrative and management practices and procedures; and public education activities. Recommended modifications to policies and procedures have resulted in improvements in service and cost savings. GBB also advises on franchising and contracting for privatization services by assisting in procurements and contract negotiations.

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Assistance in Re-Routing Residential Trash Collection System
Northeast Maryland Disposal Authority – City of Baltimore, Maryland

Collection Route Optimization
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, Florida

Review of Recycling and Trash Collection Procedures
Montgomery County, Maryland

Review of Solid Waste Collection Services
City of Charlotte, North Carolina

Waste and Recyclables Collection Program Review
City of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Related GBB Presentations:

Do’s and Don’ts for Bidding on Collection Contracts for Small Haulers
Jennifer Porter, GBB Senior Project Manager
Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations Conference – May 2018

The Future of Processing and Collecting
Harvey Gershman, GBB President
Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference – October 2016

How do Cities Collect their Waste and Recyclables?
Terry Schweitzer, GBB Vice President
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Webinar – September 2015

Related GBB Presentations:

Often Overlooked – What municipalities should know while writing and implementing residential solid waste hauling contracts
Jennifer Porter, GBB Senior Project Manager; Kate Vasquez, GBB Project Manager; and Ashlea Smith, GBB Marketing Manager
Waste Today – September 2018

The Future of Collection Trucks — It’s Electric!
John Carlton, GBB Senior Vice President
Waste Today – July 2017