We have confirmed all of our tonnage and recycling stats for the year of 2012 and we have blown our previous goals out of the water. 2012 was a great year for Complete Sanitation. We increased our fleet from 6 trucks to 11 and our workforce from 11 employees to 17. We were able to add a company funded IRA for all employees (We have 100% participation) and transform our company technologically. We added industry specific software, revamped our website, and enabled on-line bill pay.
With all of this growth there was a lot more waste and recycling to be collected. In 2011, we collected 21,600,000 pounds of waste and recycling. In 2012 we increased that 51.48% and collected 32,740,000 pounds of waste and recycling. In 2011 we had a diversion rate (The percentage of all the things that we collect that we avoid putting into a landfill) of 24.7%, meaning that 24.7% of all of the things we collected were recycled in some capactity: Either as Co-mingled recyclables, Compost, or E-Waste/White Good/ Appliance Recycling. At the beginning of 2012 I was shooting for a diversion rate of 27%, WE ENDED UP DIVERTING 32.63% OF THE WASTE WE COLLECTED FROM LANDFILLS.
Here is a breakdown of Complete Sanitation’s Diversion for 2012 (In Pounds):
Total Waste Collected: 32,740,000
Co-Mingled Recycle Diverted: 8,545,000
Compost/Yard Waste Diverted: 1,423,000
E-Waste/White Goods Diverted: 715,000
Total MSW to be Landfilled/Incinerated: 22,057,000
We have worked very dilligently to streamline our operations and properly educate our customers in order to surpass our goals. We take great pride in our responsibility to help protect our enviroment and thank our customers and communitees for allowing our company to prosper over the past 6 years. I am shooting for 35% for 2013, and we are on pace for that number through January and February. We look forward to another great year.
Shawn McDowell, CEO