GBB is seeking professionals with strong
experience and a background in one of the following areas of specialization to
meet the growing needs of its clients:
- Technical Consultant
- Senior Project Managers - Collection
- Summer Internship in Solid Waste
This is a great opportunity to participate in
GBB's growth and ownership.
Visit www.gbbinc.com/career to
learn more and to send your résumé in confidence.
Equal Opportunity Employer,
In the past few months, GBB has been selected for
several new assignments, including:
Solid Waste Collection Cost Analysis
City of Falls Church, VA
Co-Composting Financial Audit and Operations
County of Maui, HI
Master Plan for Recycling Center
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, KY
C&D Recycling Consulting
(GBB as member of Currituck Development Group)
North Carolina Turnpike Authority, NC
Solid Waste Procurement Services
Rockbridge County, VA
Trash and Recycling Program Evaluation
University of Virginia
We appreciate the opportunity to assist these
clients with their needs.
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GBB will be present at the following
industry events. We look forward to seeing you there!
North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
May 18-20, 2009
Exhibitor/Sponsor - Booth # 109
Planning & Management Symposium
June 1-4, 2009
John Roderique, Speaker
"Resurgence of WTE and Conversion Technologies."
"Planning for Greater Levels of Diversion Including Energy Recovery for the
Mojave Desert and Mountain, California Region"
Las Vegas, NV
June 9-11, 2009
Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"Waste Conversion Technologies: Fact or Fiction"
Maryland Recycling Network &
SWANA's Mid Atlantic Chapter Conference
College Park, MD
June 25-26, 2009
Frank Bernheisel &
Kevin Callen, Speaker
"Routing innovations in Baltimore City"
Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop
Grand Forks, ND
July 14-15, 2009
Harvey Gershman, Speaker
California Resource Recovery Association Conference
Rancho Mirage, CA
August 2-5, 2009
Long Beach, CA
September 22-24, 2009
Chace Anderson, Speaker
"Building a New Integrated Solid Waste Management System Under the Most Curious
Visit the conference
/ tradeshow section of our Website for a continuously updated list
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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
8550 Arlington Boulevard,
info about GBB:
FleetRouteTM Route Optimization Software Helps Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
Successfully Launch New Trash/Recycling Collection Services
Fast-Tracked Implementation of
FleetRouteTM Contributes to Efficient Routing and Smooth Transition
late 2008, the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) in Pensacola, FL, added
13,000 customers, made changes to trash collection services, and added recycling
collection services. With the challenge of these upcoming major changes, and
with very little time to react, ECUA selected GBB and technology partner C2Logix
to assist in streamlining the operation, reducing costs, and ensuring a smooth
transition. The fast-tracked implementation of the FleetRouteTM route
optimization software resulted in balanced routes, reduced overtime, increased
trash/recycling collection efficiency, and easier integration of new clients to
"We were facing a great challenge, and GBB's route optimization project team
greatly contributed to making the transition easier and successful," noted Randy
Rudd, ECUA's Director of Sanitation. "We are now utilizing FleetRouteTM
for both residential and commercial routes. The software makes route creation
easier and more efficient than manual routing, especially given our high-growth
ECUA, with its fleet of 80
trucks, provides solid waste and yard trash collection to 65,000 residential
properties and commercial businesses within the unincorporated areas of Escambia
County, Florida. Near the end of 2008, ECUA won the contract for the northern
area of Escambia County, adding an additional 13,000 customers. At this time,
ECUA also changed to weekly trash collection from twice-a-week pickup and added
weekly recycling collection. The GBB Project Team was able to incorporate the
new customers, set up weekly recycling, and make the change to weekly collection
in just over a month.
Since recycling collection was
new to ECUA's customers, GBB added new customers and updated the recycling
routes on a weekly basis for a month, with approximately 4,000 customers added
each week. GBB then prepared the ECUA's data for use with FleetRouteTM, and staff
was trained to use the software and create/update routes in-house. GBB also
implemented the Route Looker-UpperTM, a web-based tool allowing residents to look
up their new trash collection date.
GBB Collection & Route Optimization Project Descriptions
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Updates from the Guam Receiver
GBB Completes First Year of Receivership
a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M.
Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for
bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division into compliance with the 2004
Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act. The latest information
about the receivership is available at:
of Layon Landfill Construction
On January 30, a
contract in the amount of $8,360,000 was awarded, following an
Invitation for Bid, to Guam-based Maeda Pacific Corporation for construction of
the Landfill Operations Road and Mass Grading for Cells 1 and 2. Construction
began February 25, 2009.
On February 5, 2009, the Receiver submitted its comments on the Government of
Guam's Response to the Receiver's Proposed Financing Plan.
The Report concluded
by reiterating that the Receiver continues to believe that certainty of capital
funding is a fundamental and essential requirement of compliance with the
Consent Decree. The Receiver stood by its recommendations to the Court for a
cash payment plan, and added that it has always preferred and clearly stated its
belief that a financing plan based on Section 30 backed revenue bonds is the
best approach and the approach that is least disruptive to the Government of
Guam and in the best interests of the people of Guam.
Order Requiring Government to Deposit Nearly $1M/week for Landfill Projects
On February 13, 2009, the District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances
issued an order requiring the government of Guam to begin
weekly deposits of nearly $1M for the landfill projects. On March 23, the
Government started to comply with the Court Order with an initial payment of
approximately $4M to account for the current and past 3 missed payments.
Subsequent to this Order the Guam Legislature authorized Section 30 backed Bonds
and the Court suspended the weekly payments pending the sale of the bonds.
Community Meetings for Residential Services
In March 2009, three community meetings were held with Guam residents. The
meetings were intentionally small in order to provide opportunities for candid,
in-depth discussion of solid waste issues and the residential trash cart rollout
plans. A series of stakeholder discussions was also held to obtain input from a
select number of Mayors, environmentalists, school officials, business
representatives and media regarding the Receiver's plans for implementing a new,
cart-based collection system for customers of the SWMD.
View full report of the small group discussions
Transfer Stations Changing Schedule to Increase Convenience for Residents
As of April 5, 2009, the
3 Guam transfer stations are now open on Sundays and
Mondays and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Based on feedback from Guam's
Mayors and residents, the new schedule is more convenient for residents and will
be an improvement for the entire community.
On April 14, 2009, the Receiver submitted its
fourth Quarterly Report to the
U.S. District Court of Guam.
for Customer Service System
On April 22, 2009, a
for Proposal was issued to purchase a customer service software for
Guam's Solid Waste Division. This software will allow customer service
representatives to accurately and quickly respond and track customers' needs.
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