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How Can Businesses Reduce Organic Waste for SB 1383?

Sorting bins inside a business help to reduce organic waste

With SB 1383 enforcement lurking over businesses starting in January, 2022, there is less than a year to prepare. Commercial Buildings and Multifamily Dwellings will be required to separate food waste and compostable waste from the main garbage waste stream at that time. What are a business’ best option? What should a business do to … Read more

What is SB 1383?

SB1383 Governs Organic Waste Disposal in California

WasteXperts can help your community or company prepare for and comply with California’s SB 1383. What is SB 1383? It is a law that establishes reduction targets for methane emissions. It is part of California’s efforts to reduce emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) in order to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. SB 1383 requires … Read more

Trash Room Odor Removal You Can Bank On

Trash Room Odor Removal System - The Clean Air ActUVator

An apartment complex that was one of our waste diversion customers approached WasteXperts with a stinky problem. Their trash room odors were infiltrating a bank adjacent to their building. The bank staff was miserable, customers were unhappy, and the apartment managers didn’t know what to do. Common remedies like cleaning the trash room and trash … Read more

Photo Oxidation to Control Trash Room Odors

Odor Molecules Broken Down by UV Light

The Clean AirActUVator reduces or eliminates trash room odors by using Ultraviolet light (UV-C and UV-V) to cause chemical oxidation of the odor-causing molecules. This is the same process that occurs naturally outside in the atmosphere by interaction with sunlight. An example would be hydrogen sulfide molecules (H2S), which you might recognize as “rotten egg … Read more

How the Pandemic Impacts the Business of Garbage

The Business of Garbage

In normal times, waste hauling companies make most of their money with commercial accounts. Hauling trash from businesses and industrial sites make up the bulk of their income streams. Residential services, conversely, have little or no profit built in. The business clients essentially subsidize the residential users.  (Read more in this TIME interview with Waste … Read more

Illegal Dumping at a San Mateo Apartment Complex

Refrigerator and other appliances illegally dumped in an apartment complex parking lot.

The apartment complex in the heart of San Mateo is a garden-style apartment complex with 150 units. It’s in a bustling neighborhood with many residents prior to COVID commuting into the city on a daily basis. Because of its centralized location it was ideal for resident commuters, but unfortunately it also became the target of … Read more

Trash Room Odor Control Systems

Ultraviolet Air Sanitizer

As any apartment property manager will tell you, trash rooms can be the source of major complaints from tenants. Some of the problems are easy to control, like sweeping and power washing floors and walls periodically to remove loose garbage that didn’t make it into the bin. But there are deeper issues with the dumpster … Read more

Trash Chute Odor Control

Trash Chute Odor Control Stops the Stink

““Is there something you can do about that trash chute odor” an optician asks as the smell of trash is vented out of an apartment complex trash room into their place of business. It was a perfect time to implement a trash chute odor control system and mitigate the odors generated from daily trash disposal … Read more