In a market controlled by traditional, “landfill-first” haulers, the options for UPMC to drive waste minimization and increase sustainability are virtually non-existent. Additionally, the lack of sustainable provider options often results in the majority of disposed materials sent directly to landfills with little hope of recovery.
RoadRunner replaces your traditional waste hauler and provides tech-enhanced, fully-managed waste management and recycling services across 12,000+ locations, covering all industries and all business sizes, nationwide. We consolidate and streamline waste management services for all of your locations to deliver better service and increased recycling for less than you’re paying today.
The ROADRUNNER Solution
To create and launch a standardized, scalable program that is customized to UPMC’s recycling needs for employees, patients, hospitals and doctors’ offices to achieve industry-leading diversion rates and improve overall sustainability.
UPMC ST. MARGARET RECYCLING PILOT PROGRAM
In the initial pilot proposal, RoadRunner worked with UPMC’s hospital leadership to define a simplified solution for recycling with realistic goals. Utilizing proprietary technology, RoadRunner strategically identified the waste streams and areas that made the most sense to test and coupled this approach with straightforward signage and a defined process to ensure successful program adoption that achieved high-quality results.
DID YOU KNOW?
Before the pilot program, UPMC St. Margaret was only recycling one type of material.
As a result of this partnership, 5 material streams (see below) were identified for recycling opportunities with the potential for more to be added in the future.
UPMC ST. MARGARET WEEKLY RECYCLING BY STREAM (LBS)
Annual Projected Impact
RoadRunner estimates the projected annual impact of UPMC St. Margaret’s recycling efforts will equate to:
RoadRunner is grateful for the partnership opportunity with UPMC St. Margaret as we work together to quantify the impact of optimized recycling management for this location and its sustainability goals. In looking toward the future, the projected estimated impacts of this partnership for all UPMC-affiliated locations has the potential to reach the equivalent of: