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.

Selected Project Descriptions:

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

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 and Procurement
City of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Collection Route Optimization
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, Florida

Implementation of Powerful Waste Routing Management Solution
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Kentucky

Curbside Collection Audit
City of New Orleans, Louisiana

Related GBB Presentations:

Large Solutions for Large Waste
Eugenia Manwelyan, GBB Senior Project Manager, and Sara Kirby, Metro Oregon Senior Solid Waste Policy Planner
SOAR – April 2024

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 Articles:

Large Waste Requires Large Solutions
Theresa Evans, GBB Senior Consultant
Waste Today – July 2023

Big Data and the Waste Industry
Brad Kelley, GBB Senior Project Engineer
Waste Today – August 2019

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