Agnes Scott College Achieves Sustainable Success

Agnes Scott College Achieves Sustainable Success

Congratulations to Agnes Scott College, an M-PASS Environmental client, for achieving a 67.56% landfill diversion rate in their day to day recycling operations.  In addition, Agnes Scott College ranked #1 in the Recycle Mania Tournament in Georgia and 43rd nationally.   ASC’s commitment to sustainability is a shining example that doing the right thing can be done and done cost effectively.  Agnes Scott College and M-PASS Environmental have been working together as partners since 2010.  We applaud their good work.

Metropolis – Atlanta Midtown, GA.

Metropolis - Atlanta Midtown, GA.

Broken Compactor Equals Mounds of Pungent Garbage.

Broken Compactor Equals Mounds of Pungent Garbage.
M-PASS Steps In To Deliver Positive Outcome for Customer.

Metropolis Atlanta Midtown

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Metropolis Atlanta

943 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA Metropolis is a large high-end, mixed use two tower center with 498 one and two bedroom condominiums, and 40,000 sq. ft. of retail space, over half a dozen businesses, and two restaurants. When the center opened in 2002, the property was the first mix-use property in Midtown Atlanta.

Metropolis is a large high-end, mixed use two tower center with 498 one and two bedroom condominiums, and 40,000 sq. ft. of retail space, over half a dozen businesses, and two restaurants. When the center opened in 2002, the property was the first mix-use property in Midtown Atlanta.

When Yovy first met Lorraine, she told him M-PASS would save his property money. And that’s just what they did. One of the first things Lorraine did, according to Yovy, was to go dumpster diving. “To help properties like Metropolis save money, we literally go through their trash, studying what’s dumped in the landfill,” said Lorraine. “Once we see that, we complete a detailed analysis, review haulers’ contracts, make recommendations, and start saving our clients money.”

“M-PASS not only saved us money, but also helped us improve the level of service we offer our residents,” Yovy added.

Today, M-PASS manages Metropolis waste management program and is ready to act should any issue arise. When asked what the secret was to the successful M-PASS/Metropolis relationships, Yovy said emphatically, “M-PASS gets things done.”

Compactor Repaired And Replaced Within 24 Hours After M-PASS Steps In

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Metropolis Before M-PASS

M-PASS and the company’s CEO Lorraine White had worked with Yovy at three other condominium properties – The Dakota, The Colony House, and The River West, he knew that M-PASS could help. “We have a history with M-PASS and know the high quality of their work,” said Yovy.

The M-PASS team went into action immediately. First, they inspected the loading dock, assessing the trash problem. Next, they called a recycling company to pick up the cardboard littering the area. Then, they contacted the waste management company, calling people out of meetings to talk about the Metropolis situation.

Los Amigos – Atlanta, Ga

Los Amigos - Atlanta, Ga

From Too Much Trash to an Environmental Success Story
Los Amigos Tortilla Manufacturing - Atlanta, GA.

Los Amigos Tortilla Manufacturing – Atlanta, GA.

From Too Much Trash to an Environmental Success Story
Los Amigos goes ‘green’ and cuts monthly trash bills by 90% in three years

Los Amigos Tortilla Manufacturing – Atlanta, GA.

251 Armour Dr., Atlanta, GA., 30324

Los Amigos Tortilla Manufacturing, an Atlanta-based company, is a major producer of corn chips and flour tortilla products. The company, founded in 1969 by Ruben, Sr.,and Zoila Rodriguez, takes pride in ensuring Mexican authenticity in all their products.

Los Amigos Tortilla Manufacturing had a problem with trash. The company’s dumpster overflowed with discarded food, by-products, cardboard, containers, and packaging. Trash haulers came six days a week, sometimes even twice a day.

All too quickly, the trash situation for the Atlanta tortilla producer went from problematic to critical. The company’s dumpster was so concentrated and heavily packed that the hauler’s truck couldn’t li
ft the container. General Manager Tom Gibb realized then that the time had come to seriously tackle Los Amigos’ waste management.losamigos_thumb

STATS:

Initial waste production: 208 cu. yds
Final waste production: 17 cu. yds

Overall Savings: 90% decrease in monthly waste bills

Process Summary:

 Identify clear-cut ways to cut their waste costs
 Negotiate and manage contracts with a new hauler
 Bring in companies to recycle Los Amigos’ recyclable waste
 Set up a single-stream recycling program for employees
Changes of note:

Cardboard Baler installed to divert the bulk of their waste to a recycling facility.
Organic Waste diverted to Organic Recycling Program

BEFORE — Trash cans overflowed with waste

BEFORE — Trash cans overflowed with waste

AFTER — Trash reduced; Savings generated

AFTER — Trash reduced; Savings generated