The Recycling Guide becomes a standalone product and the Commercial Outreach Tracker finds a new use: hauler transition.
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WHAT'S NEW AT RECYCLIST
  
Our Latest Product:
The Ultimate Recycling Guide

 
Here at Recyclist, we're excited to introduce our latest product: the Ultimate Recycling Guide. It’s an embeddable recycling guide of 250+ items designed to be placed directly into your current website. It updates your current recycling information with ​a tool that's searchable, visual and mobile-friendly. We customize all of the information to your local program and update it regularly to keep it relevant. The Ultimate Recycling Guide can also be added to the websites of all your community partners — cities, counties, haulers, schools, libraries, etc. — so that consistent, accurate information is shared across your community. See it in action on the Merced County Regional Waste Authority’s website.
 

 
Case Study: New Use for the
Commercial Outreach Tracker

 
This past fall, two of our customers discovered a new use for the Commercial Outreach Tracker: they used it to transition service from the outgoing hauler to the newly-contracted one. The Tracker allowed the new hauler to import and organize account information, verify service levels, keep track of which customers had been visited, and automatically record all the information they were updating in a centralized, cloud-based database. 

It can be stressful to try to coordinate the efforts of a multiple-person team when contacting a long list of customers, especially under a tight deadline, and collaborating with outside technical assistance. However, these haulers were able to leverage the Tracker’s features to assign accounts, track remaining tasks, and schedule their to-dos on the shared calendar feature. When we first found out what these haulers needed to do, we jumped at the chance to customize the Tracker for their process. We keep discovering more potential for this tool because we listen to our customers and build solutions that suit their needs.
 
 


Recyclist Gets DBE &
Small Business Certifications

 
Recyclist is a small, women-owned business. In 2017, we received our certifications as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and a Small Business (SB). If your jurisdiction is looking to partner with a DBE or SB, we now offer those credentials. 
WHAT WE'RE WRITING


Playing the Long Game:
The Compounding Value of Web-Based Outreach

After two years of running recycling education sites, we are thrilled to see our web analytics proving the value of a web-based approach to public education. The sites are not only reaching residents where they prefer to get their information (i.e., their phones), but are also providing our customers with sustained upward trends in user traffic. A properly designed and optimized website will deliver outreach results both now and for years to come. It’s the only form of outreach we’ve seen that increases in effectiveness year after year. Find out more about what kinds of results our customers are seeing from their recycling websites.
 



Recyclist in Waste Dive:
When and How to Use the Term ‘Zero Waste’
— and When to Avoid It

 
While the term “Zero Waste” may sound straightforward, communicating the meaning of a Zero Waste pledge can be a bit challenging. When stakeholders can react so differently to the term, what is the best way to target a Zero Waste goal? Ultimately, it depends — to make a Zero Waste commitment stick, your messaging must resonate with your community and bring key players on board. In a recent article in Waste Dive, Recyclist speaks with multiple leaders who have taken divergent approaches in moving their communities toward Zero Waste. While the language they use may be different, they all share the same goal. Read the full article in Waste Dive.
WHERE WE'RE SPEAKING
 
April 23
WasteExpo
Las Vegas, NV

May 21
Federation of New York Solid Waste Association
Lake George, NY

May 22
Northeast Resource Recovery Association
Manchester, NH

May 23
SWANA Western Regional Symposium
Palm Springs, CA  
WHAT WE'RE READING
 
Technology Trends in the Waste Industry
 
As more services move to the cloud, data becomes easier to access, analyze and utilize. According to a recent article in Waste360, even companies in the waste industry are “increasingly using data to drive efficiencies and reduce costs.” By consulting with industry experts, Waste360 has compiled a list of the top 8 technology trends they expect to see in 2018. David Biderman, executive director and CEO for the Solid Waste Association of North America, says, “2018 will see a continuation and acceleration of the use of big data being used to drive decision-making in the waste sector.” Anne Germain, vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for the National Waste & Recycling Association, says, “Expect to see more applications for drones and mobile and cloud applications.” Read more from Waste360.
That’s all we have for now from the company! In local news, we’re less distracted by snow this year, though Tahoe did recently receive a good 5-foot blizzard! As we look forward to a productive spring, we're excited to welcome two new members to our team. As always, we welcome visitors, but if we can't entice you up to our perch at 6000', we’re happy to give an online demo of our products.

Until next time,
The team at Recyclist
www.recyclist.co
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