Environmental & Safety

Recognition for Sustainable Design

Our parent company, the Action Environmental Group has been recognized by leading environmental and “green” organizations in the metropolitan New York area, is a founding member of Global Green’s CORR and a member of the Green Committee of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Action has been cited by the New York Times in an article about the efforts of private trash haulers to create cleaner air. In the article, our CEO, Ron Bergamini, outlined Action’s support of New York City’s efforts to update the air pollution control code and Action’s commitment to reducing emissions. “With or without legislation, we support cleaner emissions for our industry.” Mr. Bergamini also noted “Action has plans underway to replace 50% of our 80 trucks by 2020.”

We’re proud to note that Action Environmental Group has received recognition at the Global Green Sustainable Design 14th Annual Awards for the opening of our state-of-the-art material recovery center in the Bronx, which has empowered us to significantly increase the volume and diversity of materials we recycle citywide.

Learn more about our recycling facility.

A Total Commitment to Employee and Customer Safety

We are one of the few environmental services and waste management companies to have a full-time safety director on staff, demonstrating our commitment to employee and customer safety.

  • We reduce and eliminate incidents and potential issues through extensive, ongoing training and education for our employees
  • Every member of our team understands that a dedication to safety is part of their personal mission and a pillar of our corporate best practices
  • We hold monthly safety meetings to review and update rules and practices and instill our safety commitment to every IWS employee
  • Our company wide Action IWS “Yellow Campaign” demonstrates our safety focus – you’ll see the decal on each of our trucks