A Fresh Look at Waste

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A Fresh Look at Waste

Waste production is a vast issue across all industries worldwide. Hundreds of millions of tons of waste are sent to landfills nationwide from businesses alone every year. By taking a fresh look at waste, business can lessen their environmental impact.

Cardboard and Shrink Wrap

Recently French Gerleman has taken a new approach when it comes to waste, focusing on recycling the key sources of waste from our distribution centers, namely cardboard, shrink wrap and pallets. We also recycle materials that you include in your curbside recycling bin like computer paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles.  We even recycle scrap metal, old electronic equipment and used fluorescent lamps.

eScrap Waste

“We started looking at our waste as a commodity and not trash,” said Alex McKie, Director of Logistics.  “Once we did that, we really changed how we handled our waste and started implementing programs that keep it out of landfills.”

By adopting this new approach, each month we divert more than six tons of waste out of the landfill so it can instead be recycled for other purposes:

Our Cardboard Baler

  • Cardboard – 2,170 cubic yards (or 2.25 tons)
  • Shrink wrap – 58,500 cubic yards (or 2.3 tons)
  • Wood pallets – 27,000 cubic yards (or 1.05 tons)
  • Computer paper, cans, plastic, etc. – 7 cubic yards (0.5 tons)
  • eScrap, metal scrap, and copper and aluminum scrap – 0.5 tons

These monthly totals equate to removing nearly 80 tons of waste from the landfill each year.  The next time you toss out a cardboard box or packing materials, think about where it’s going. Know your French Gerleman team is constantly seeking new ways to recycle, reduce waste and find solutions that keep material out of our landfills.

If your company would like to decrease its impact on landfill waste by recycling and need referrals to local services, we would be happy to help.  Contact your French Gerleman Account Manager for information on recycling solutions we offer or referrals to other recycling services.

Recyclable Pallets


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Ring in the New Year with French Gerleman

Happy New Year! Have you made your requisite new year’s resolutions (or at least thought about making one)? Perhaps it’s your goal to lose weight, eat healthier, spend more time with family or so on. But how about a New Year’s Resolution for your business? For 2016, let us help you stay more organized and take a weight off your shoulders with our logistics and support.

Whether you’re looking to save money, be more productive, or save time with ordering, we’re here to help and make your life easier. Don’t take on the additional headache and stress for 2016, we aim to ease the process and help make the logistics run smoothly. Need next day delivery? No problem, we have the stock and fleet of trucks necessary for a quick turnaround.

Green_imageIf you’re interested in reducing waste and conserving natural resources, we can help manage your bulk recycling! If you’re interested in setting up a bulk recycling program for your company, contact your French Gerleman Account Manager or contact us to review our available program options.  To see the full list of program guidelines and learn more, visit our recycling service page HERE.

If you’re looking for ways to save time this year, look no further than our online ordering platform, eQuote! With eQuote, we have streamlined the ordering process to offer easy and efficient ordering and quotes in one central location. See more about this convenient ordering platform HERE.

Five Divisions Blog

Let French Gerleman help your business with our logistical offerings, including quick delivery, the largest warehouse and inventory in the area and extensive benefits for customers including kitting and job storage. To see how you can improve your business by leveraging French Gerleman’s logistics, be sure to check out our detailed blog HERE.

At French Gerleman, we want to help make 2016 the best year yet for your business. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and helping you meet your goals for the new year.