Sept. 30, 2010 - Overview of the Municipal Regional Residential Trash Services (MRRTS) Program
Tom Czerniecki, Township Manager, Township of Evesham is pleased to announce that District 1 of the MRRTS Program is out to bid.
The MRRTS program grew out of a feasibility study supported by 14 municipalities in Burlington County. The purpose of the study was to examine the feasibility of reducing the cost of municipal waste collection by improving collection efficiency. The Municipal Apartment/Condominium Collection Services (MACCS) program in Burlington County had already successfully demonstrated that collection efficiencies were achievable through a Joint Purchasing Program administered by Robb Willis.
In June 2009, TrashPro completed a feasibility study funded by a Share Grant which concluded that 16 municipalities could save an estimated 2.7 Million dollars annually by contracting through a Joint Purchasing Program and taking advantage of collection efficiencies available using updated equipment along with central management through a single Contract Administrator. As a result of the study, the 16 municipalities filed an application for an Implementation Grant. The grant was not funded because of the New Jersey’s budget crisis. TrashPro agreed to implement the program at a cost of approximately $ 194,000 (40% reduction from original grant estimate) by eliminating soft costs. The up-front costs borne by TrashPro would be recovered through the first few years of program savings.
In April 2010, Evesham Township agreed to take the role of Lead Municipality for MRRTS I. Under the direction of Tom Czerniecki, the program will commence with Evesham Township in March 2011. MRRTS I will perform municipal waste collection services for approximately 85,000 households and involve 21 municipalities. 40% of the program’s households were formerly serviced using public collection organizations and will be converted to private collection. Eventually, the MRRTS I program will phase in 6 different contracts for the six MRRTS I districts averaging approximately 14,000 residents each. The phase-in period will require approximately 12 months.
The Contract Administrator will manage the bidding process, implement a centralized call center, and ensure that the program makes best use of collection technologies to reduce overall collection costs. The program will also expedite the processing of monthly payments to the contact haulers and to the Burlington County Landfill. Over a five-year period, MRRTS I full implementation will save the member municipalities a minimum of 12 Million dollars and significantly reduce the hauler collection effort measured by the reduction in hauler mileage (carbon footprint) required to perform collection using improved collection routing and more efficient collection methods. This is a win-win situation for the municipalities and its residents.
Sept. 27, 2010 - Amber Day join TrashPro team
TrashPro is proud to announce Amber Day as a Customer Service addition to our company.
Amber has almost seven years experience in the retail industry. She comes to us from Folmar Corporation in Hainesport, where she was in Customer Service for five years. Amber has first-hand experience with customer relations, customer retention, retail marketing and software training to employees and managers.
Amber holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from Rowan University and has previously started her own retail company.
We are pleased to have Amber on board, and look forward to a prosperous future with her.
Dec. 8, 2009 - AVR Resource Group Receives 2009 Best of Business Award
Small Business Commerce Association’s Award Honors the Achievement.
SAN FRANSICO, November 6, 2009, AVR Resource Group has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Environmental Consultant category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA).
The Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is pleased to announce that AVR Resource Group has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Environmental Consultant category.
The SBCA 2009 Award Program recognizes the top 5% of small businesses throughout the country. Using industry feedback, the SBCA identifies companies that we believe have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy. The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of industry rankings, and other industry reports. Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.
About Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA)
Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is a San Francisco based organization. The SBCA is a private sector entity that aims to provide tactical guidance with many day to day issues that small business owners face. In addition to our main goal of providing a central repository of small business operational advice; we use industry feedback to identify companies that exemplify what makes small business a vital part of the American economy.
SOURCE: Small Business Commerce Association
Small Business Commerce Association