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Talking Trash to Save Money: A Guide on Planning Efficient Waste Streams

March 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

When architects fail to plan for several waste streams, that building manager can expect to pay up to three times as much in sorting, disposal, and hauling fees, as well as workers’ compensation. This course is designed to ensure designers understand the space and electrical requirements necessary for dock space, and the internal storage of trash, recycling, organic food waste, and special materials. Lack of planning for these elements has direct effects on the ability to sort and separate waste materials, custodial safety, and the cost of waste contracts.

Learning Objectives

Planning strategies will focus on…

  • access by waste hauling vehicles
  • external space necessary for waste containers
  • internal container storage
  • movement of containers throughout facility

Meet Our Speakers

Gretchen Carey

Gretchen Carey

Gretchen Carey is the Recycling and Organics Coordinator of New England for Republic Services. She is also a LEED Green Associate and Zero Waste TRUE advisor, and has been in the solid waste field for 13 years. Gretchen is also the President of the statewide non-profit, MassRecycle.


“Edison” Conference Room, Floor 16
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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