Zero Waste Sustainability Services

As the sustainability landscape continues to evolve, our service offering matures to match the needs of our clients and the marketplace. Able Services proactively seeks out the latest evolutions in the industry and strongly believes the Zero Waste movement further refines the sustainability objective.

What is Zero Waste?

“Zero waste is sending nothing to the landfill. Literally Zero. This goal of zero is near impossible at the moment because we have yet to evolve into a circular economy so as defined by the USZWBC, Zero Waste is the diversion of 90% of trash from the landfill.” ZWIA.org

“Zero Waste is sending nothing to landfill or incineration.” http://sfenvironment.org

“Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.”
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Our Zero Waste Program

Able Services has invested in thorough training programs surrounding waste reduction and diversion which can provide top expertise to initiate and guide recycling and composting programs.

Able will provide support and help to build infrastructure for facilities to encourage proper recycling and composting efforts that will help guide sustainability programs in office buildings, universities and industrial facilities.  Our goal is to monitor disposal on the back end, assuring that streams are clean and destined for the correct disposal facility, all while providing empirical evidence and data that will support education and engagement with customers.

Proper recycling and composting programs operate with strong hauler relationships, high consumer engagement, educated custodial staff, and robust marketing.  Able Services will provide the tools and expertise necessary for a successful single stream recycling program, composting program and ultimate zero waste goals.

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