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The Value of Waste Reduction

SVSWA's Services to Businesses

golden dumpsterThe SWSWA offers a trove of services to help your business reduce waste and increase the bottom line.

FREE On-site Waste Assessments
Making your business more eco-friendly doesn't just makes cents; it makes a lot of dollars. Hauling off your business' waste can cost thousands of dollars a year. By reducing, reusing and recycling your waste, you may be able to cut that bill by more than half. In fact, you might be able to make money off of your trash. Let the experts at SVSWA help. Schedule a Waste Assessment today.

FREE Presentations & Staff Trainings
We will make sure that all of the members of your team have the knowledge and the resources they need to implement our recommendations.

FREE Materials Brokering Services
The SVSWA deals with tons of waste, and we have learned that some people's trash is another person's treasure. That's why we play "matchmaker" to local businesses looking to get rid of or find usable materials. Think of us as your own private broker for everything from A-Z.

FREE Promotion of Your Greening Efforts
The SVSWA helps to promote eco-friendly business practices, and consequently promotes eco-friendly businesses. Your business could be featured in press releases, marketing materials, and here on our website.


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Local Businesses Benefit from Waste Reduction



“You have to make it easy and convenient. Most people want to do the right thing and support recycling. Our employees pitch in and even initiate new programs.”

  Deirdre Lemp, HSBC Community Relations Manager During Waste Assessment


“Of course we are happy to see our costs go down, such as our garbage bills. But more importantly, we are attracting new customers who care about the environment. We offer high quality service at competitive prices. Add to that the fact that we’re green and it’s an easy choice for our clients.”

  Tom Martella, Martella Printing


“Our staff, as well as the tenants at this community, enjoy doing the right thing, and it has brought people together…Prospective tenants love the fact that we recycle. It might as well be the reason someone chooses to live here rather than somewhere else.”

  Wendy Duran, Property Manager, Northridge Park Apartments

The Bottom Line

“We do something good and save money."

  Norma Boudreault, Norma’s Restaurant

Getting the Cash Out of Your Trash

Waste Assessments

Getting the Cash Out of Your Trash

SWSWA provides on-site waste assessments to businesses within its jurisdiction FREE of charge. These voluntary assessments are designed to reduce waste while increasing your bottom line. We use high-tech software and industry expertise to help identify areas where your company can save money by sending less material to the landfill

You will receive an in-depth report with all of the details you need to start saving. This includes a detailed assessment of your company’s waste, projections for reduction, names and contact info for the vendors that can help, and personalized training for your team.

Our expert staff is on-call and ready to help! Contact us today.

Who Actually Collects our Recycling?


Who Actually Collects our Recycling?

Waste collection is done by contract waste haulers who have franchise agreements with each city. The local haulers include Republic Services of Salinas, Tri-Cities Disposal, and Waste Management. Your hauler can work with you to plan and implement your customized recycling plan. Companies must contract directly with their hauler, but the SVSWA can help facilitate that process. Contact the SVSWA for more information.


Greenfield, Gonzales, and Soledad

King City and Unincorporated Monterey County