In the past few months, GBB has been selected for
several new assignments, including:
Cost Model and Rate Review
City of Fort Smith, AR
Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, CT
Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan
County of Maui, HI
Technical, Outreach, and Voluntary Program Support
(as a subcontractor to ICF International)
EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
C&D Waste Management Consulting Services
Fauquier County, VA
Solid Waste Management Plan Update Scoping (Gwinnett County, GA)
Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, Inc., Lawrenceville, GA
Review of Services and Procedures to Improve Quality of Services
Montgomery County, MD
Recycling System and Capacity Study
(GBB as subcontractor to RRT Design and Construction)
Waukesha County, WI
We appreciate the opportunity to assist these
clients with their needs.
GBB will be
present at the following industry events. We look forward to seeing you there!
Maryland Recyclers Coalition & SWANA's Mid
Atlantic Chapter Joint Conference
College Park, MD
June 6-7, 2007
Bob Brickner, Speaker
SWANA Technical Session: Collection and Transfer "RFID Technology for
Transfer Stations: An Overview."
SWANA's Landfill Symposium and the Planning &
San Diego, CA
June 25-27, 2007
Harvey Gershman, Speaker
Trends in Ownership and Operations Session "Diversion Program Procurements:
Chace Anderson, Moderator
"Perils of Success."
National Recycling Coalition 2007
September 16-19, 2007
Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"Diversion Program Procurements - Lessons Learned"
October 16-18, 2007
conference / tradeshow
section of our Website for an updated list!
Increase in Population, City of Ontario, CA, Implements GBB’s FleetRoute™
Collection Route Optimization Solution
City Expects to Double Refuse/Recycling Collection Customer Base over Next 15
Expecting to double its customer base over the next 15 years due
to residential, commercial and industrial development on annexed agricultural
land, the City of Ontario was proactive and selected GBB to implement FleetRoute™
to increase collection efficiency and prepare for the growth. The City of
Ontario provides refuse, commingled recyclable materials, and green waste
collection services to the residents and businesses of Ontario. City crews
service all residential units for refuse and recycling collection (with
automated trucks) and commercial customers (with front loaders) within the city
limits, accounting for approximately 30,000 residences and 4,100 businesses.
Ontario, in San Bernardino County, approximately 38 miles east of the City of
Los Angeles, has experienced a 20% growth in population between 1995 and 2005,
and now counts 172,679 residents.
hit the ground running, the City opted to outsource to GBB the development of
the initial route drafts for 45 residential refuse collection routes, 50
residential recycling / green waste collection routes, 65 commercial refuse
collection routes, and 10 commercial recycling / wood collection routes. The
services entailed assisting the City in shifting its collection days for the
residential customers. Collection days went from four 10-hour days per week to
five 8-hour days per week. The adjustment was intended to not only balance the
amount of work on each of the days, but also position more collection days to be
adjacent to the growth areas to accommodate the new homes as they come online
for service. In analyzing the collection days and developing new routes, GBB
worked with the City to assess service level parameters, such as differences in
set-out rates and weights in areas of varying demographics.
FleetRoute™ licenses were also purchased.
City staff was trained on the software to allow for long-term, in-house creation
and modification of optimal routes as the City grows along with demand for
residential and commercial collection. The City has since licensed the software
for routing its utility meter readers.
"We’ve been diligently looking into our routing options for a
year to ensure that we’d maximize our investment and make the proper decision.
Our multi-disciplined selection committee included staff from the operational
side, as well as IT and GIS experts, in order to ensure that we cover all
bases,” said Bob Figoni, City of Ontario Assistant Utilities Director/Solid
Waste. “FleetRoute™ and the GBB Project Team worked closely with our staff to
find solutions that resulted in our initial draft routes. Their understanding of
the solid waste business was important to us. We feel that we chose a product
that will prepare the department for the upcoming challenges facing us."
“Being proactive, the City of Ontario is tackling the issue of
route optimization at the perfect time: right before a planned major increase in
collection services is to be provided,” said Bob Brickner, Executive Vice
President of GBB. “This will ensure a smooth, efficient transition as the City
ramps up its services rather than a situation where lots of time is spent
building an inefficient system followed by the need to fix it.”
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Office Paper Systems, Inc. Celebrates 15 Years of Operations
GBB Assists in Project
Development, Financing and Marketing of State-of-the-Art MRF
Paper Systems, Inc. (OPS) is celebrating 15 years of operations as a
comprehensive solution to the needs of business, government and residential
customers throughout the entire Washington-Baltimore region. The growing
state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility provides cost-effective
recycling programs and secure disposal of sensitive documents. It has become
the largest mixed-paper recycling system in the region, with one of the
highest throughput capacities in the United States (200,000 tons per year).
Through its contract for residential mixed paper processing and marketing
with Montgomery County, MD, OPS has helped increase the county’s diversion
rate to more than 50%.
GBB's assistance from the
beginning included project development, contracting, product marketing,
project feasibility report for revenue bond financing, and meetings with
investors. GBB continues to serve as Project Consultant and conducts an
annual performance and financial audit of the facility including:
quantities, prices and sources of material to be processed; quantities,
prices and grades of recovered materials shipped; facility operations and
maintenance elements; and review and concurrence in the annual budget.
was with us every step of the way as we bid to develop a residential mixed
paper processing facility for Montgomery County. Once OPS was selected as
the contractor, we relied on GBB’s extensive expertise in solid waste
management to negotiate contracts and build and finance the facility. I’m
happy to say the entire process went smoothly, in large part due to GBB’s
hard work, experience in the industry, and ability to provide the precise
services we needed.”—Ron Anderson, President, Office Paper Systems, Inc.
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Office Paper Systems, Inc.
“10 million Curbside Carts…
But Why Are We Counting?
The tagging and accountability
achieved in Pasadena, CA”
By Bob Brickner
GBB Executive Vice President
As part of a panel discussing
cutting-edge technologies in collecting recyclables at NRC’s 25th Annual
Congress and Expo, Bob Brickner presented the case study of the City of
Pasadena’s Integrated Waste Management Data Collection and Routing System
project where technologies are used to provide asset identification, collection
route optimization, asset tracking, and GPS-based performance monitoring to
catapult the City’s collection operation into an efficient, effective system
with operational command and control. The Pasadena project is one of the most
comprehensive and sophisticated routing and data collection/analysis systems
installed by any municipality in the United States. While the individual
components (audit, routing, RFID tags, on-board computers with GPS) are not new
by themselves, the integration into one seamless system is unique and has never
been done before.
to see the presentation (PDF)
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