Zero Waste Operations provides complete operational services, backed by the Zero Waste team’s decades of experience operating materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and conversion facilities. Our four-phased approach can be summarized as follows.

Phase I: Pre-Operations

Zero Waste Operations

  • Develop Operating Parameters and Key Performance Indicators
  • Staffing needs and hiring process
  • Establish OSHA-Compliant Health and Safety Program
    • Lockout/Tag out
    • PPE
    • Emergency plan
    • Electrical safety
  • Implement ANSI and other Industry Best Practices for operations
    • Traffic Plan
    • Site-specific work rules, practices
    • Develop training matrix
    • Develop inspection program

Phase II: Start-up and Commissioning

  • Onsite for testing & dry-run
  • Employee training
  • Ensure recovery optimization protocol is developed
  • Collaborative operations and maintenance training
  • Implement programs from pre-operations

Phase III: Operations

Zero Waste Operations Controls

  • System Optimization
  • Observe maintenance protocols
  • Measure employee performance and correct as needed
  • Real-time commodity recovery feedback system
  • Market and sale of commodities
  • Maintain characterization data and value of inbound supplies

Phase IV: Business Development

  • Deep knowledge of economics and market conditions
  • Optimize system to maintain marketability due to market or material
  • Incentivized to bring in additional materials, maximizing value of partnership
  • Evaluate business opportunities by characterization and prospective supply source analysis

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