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May
15
Blog Post

Industry Spotlight: Infrastructure Surge and Construction Waste

Comprehensive federal infrastructure legislation has led to a construction boom in 2018. For commercial builders, the financial bottom line on a project separates success from failure. Necessary through the entirety of the project, construction waste disposal is a crucial expense. Make construction waste disposal a part of your project plan from the very start.

By The Numbers:

Construction will surge by 4.8% in 2018
Site waste disposal impacts your bottom line
ERC …

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Apr
15
Press Release

Don’t Cut Corners: Compliant Facility Clean-Outs and Closures

There’s no time like April to think about Spring Cleaning. The same goes for your manufacturing facility! As the largest residual waste processing facility in the mid-Atlantic region, ERC has helped countless job sites properly clean out facilities — both temporarily (clean-out) and permanently (closure).

While the idea of closing operations to clean feels daunting, keep this in mind: Clean facilities reflect compliance, consistency, and responsible leadership. On top of …

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Mar
30
Press Release

March Madness

When the words “March Madness” are typically uttered, most people are quick on the draw to discuss their NCAA brackets. Other may use that term when describing the unconventional weather patterns over the last several weeks. Temperatures finally starting to tease with warmer mornings, to suddenly plunge low the following day as you wake up to a foot of snow, and on the first day of Spring nonetheless.

Which brings me …

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Feb
01
Blog Post

Winter Weather Waste Collection Tips

When the weather outside is frightful, ERC encourages customers to keep safety in mind! Inclement weather conditions such as snowstorms, freezing rain, and high winds can impact waste collection pickup. Follow these waste collection tips to ensure safe and efficient pickup at your business site.


Clear Pickup Paths

Please provide a clear, safe path for ERC personnel and trucks to access drums, tanks, and roll off dumpsters. Account for approach and …

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Jan
05
Blog Post

Waste and Recycling Trends to Watch for in 2018

Waste management in the mid-Atlantic reflects economic trends across the nation. Here are four of the top waste and recycling trends that could shape the industry in 2018.

1. Construction-Related Disposal

Construction is expected to surge by 4.8% in 2018, reports Construction Dive. This number is supported by record-high spending stats in November 2017. Residential construction should grow at a moderate pace driven by low-interest rates, healthy job …

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Dec
20
Press Release

ERC Expands Operations with New Containerized Waste Transfer Building

Lancaster, PA December 15, 2017 — ERC Expands operations in new containerized waste transfer building

ERC purchased a former laundry building adjacent to the solidification processing area in June of 2016. In December of 2017, the DEP granted a transfer station permit for the property and then transferred to the adjacent fully-permitted waste processing facility owned and operated by ERC.

The new facility and permit includes 9,400 square feet of processing …

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Dec
19
Blog Post

Budgeting For Waste Disposal

As companies budget for the new year, they need to leave room for waste disposal costs. Businesses generate millions of tons of residual waste each year. For example, according to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Pennsylvania’s businesses produce at least 20 million tons of solid residual waste annually. Paper mills, steel manufacturers and printing operations are among the largest waste creators in the state. These companies need a way to …

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Nov
13
Blog Post

How to Create a Food Waste Recycling Program

Is a food waste recycling program right for your business? You might be surprised to learn that the path to greener dining – and a significant reduction in waste collection costs – is smoother than you think.


1. What is the benefit of creating a Food Waste Recycling Program?

A food waste recycling program won’t just make your operation greener. It will significantly cut down on waste collection costs, too. In …

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Oct
13
Blog Post

Manufacturing Plant Cleaning: Why Choose ERC

For the majority of industrial or manufacturing plant administrators, the two weeks of a site outage are more stressful than any other period throughout the year. However, that facility shutdown serves a crucial purpose: industrial outages allow for the necessary manufacturing plant cleaning to occur.

Most manufacturing plants choose to partner with a waste disposal company to facilitate manufacturing plant cleaning. Choosing the right company can create a successful, …

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Sep
28
Blog Post

Drum Waste Disposal: 4 Factors to Consider

Handling drum waste disposal is probably one of your least favorite elements of owning your own business. However, if you work in the printing, automotive, or another industrial field, managing containerized waste is a necessary evil.

The safe and environmentally-responsible disposal of this waste is a legal requirement — and likely necessary to continue running your business.

While you are legally permitted to train your employees in waste disposal, meaning you …

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