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Nicolina Cabezal

Marketing Strategist for Action Environmental Group.
Marketing Strategist for Action Environmental Group.

Delays Due to Macy's July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Delays Due to Macy's July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Attention all NYC Customers:

There will be potential delays or interruptions in service effective Wednesday, July 4, from 12:00 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2018, due to street closures for the Macy's 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration.
 
Please note that any customers located on the event route may NOT place any waste or containers on the curbside for collection between the stated time frame (Wednesday, July, 4th, 12:00 pm - 11:59 p.m.)
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2018 Action Environmental Group Scholarship Winner

2018 Action Environmental Group Scholarship Winner

Today we had the pleasure of presenting our 2nd annual Action Environmental Group scholarship award. The winner was High School Senior Gianna Falletta. Our CEO Ron Bergamini and her father NJ Sales Manager, Sal Falletta were on hand to present Gianna with her award. Her captivating essay and incredible 4.71 GPA makes Gianna the ideal recipient of this award.

2018 Scholarship Winner

In the fall she will begin the journey of receiving her Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University. She also plans on receiving her Masters in the field.

Read her award-winning essay below.

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Action to Participate In Cornell University's Re-imagining Employment Summit

Action to Participate In Cornell University's Re-imagining Employment Summit

As unemployment falls to nearly 4 percent, a 17-year low, employers are finding it hard to find the right employees. Expanding the applicant pool to include individuals with criminal records is becoming increasingly necessary and attractive.

Action is happy to partner with Cornell University's ILR School, in their partnership with When People Work, GOSO, Defy Ventures and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, at their Reimagining Employment Summit: An Untapped Talent Pool. Join us for this unique program to learn from employers, including our own CEO Ron Bergamini as the keynote speaker, about their successful approach to hiring justice-involved citizens. Hear from three organizations, When People Work, GOSO and Defy Ventures, how they can work with you to find the right employee to suit your needs.

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A Special Post For Mom - Mother's Day 2018

A Special Post For Mom - Mother's Day 2018

"Mother's love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible."—Marion C. Garretty

In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, the team would like to share a little bit about the women who made them who they are.

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Celebrating Earth Day 2018

Celebrating Earth Day 2018

When you work in the recycling business every day is Earth Day! But it's still important to come together at local events to speak to members of the community about the importance of recycling.

Let's take a look at all of the amazing events that took place this year that celebrated the planet and discussed ways that we can help save it.

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The Industry Comes Together for the 4th Safety Symposium

The Industry Comes Together for the 4th Safety Symposium

Last week industry leaders, government officials, and the public gathered together for the 4th NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium. The event was hosted by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the City of New York Business Integrity Commission (BIC), the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management Inc.

Sadly waste & recycling collector is the 5th deadliest job in America. The purpose of such an event is to bring folks together in the interest of bettering safety practices industry-wide in hopes of improving this statistic. Commissioner and chair of the BIC, Daniel Brownell, kicked off the symposium by stating that “the government needs to work with the waste and recycling industry to mandate certain safety protocols and equipment that every truck should have, such as GPS.”

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Ron Bergamini CEO April Testimony to BIC on Trade Waste Cap Rates

Ron Bergamini CEO April Testimony to BIC on Trade Waste Cap Rates

TESTIMONY OF

ACTION ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP

RONALD S. BERGAMINI, CEO

BUSINESS INTEGRITY COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING ON TRADE WASTE CAP RATES

DANIEL D. BROWNELL, CHAIRMAN

APRIL 9, 2018

 

Good afternoon Commissioners, my name is Ron Bergamini, CEO of the Action Environmental Group, the parent company to Action Carting, the largest private hauler of solid waste in New York City.

At the hearing on October 18, 2017, I testified on the merits of the rate cap and additional costs facing all responsible solid waste companies. Please refer to that testimony for your review as it frames the discussion in terms of business fundamentals affecting all industry participants.

We feel the need for a rate cap has passed. The basic economic problem with any artificial price restraint is that it distorts markets. One consequence is less investment and less customer choice. These are hardly the goals of an enlightened industry. I would also like to echo and support the written testimony of Mr. Steve Changaris, the New York City Chapter Director of the National Waste & Recycling Association (“NWRA”).

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A Moment of Silence to Memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

A Moment of Silence to Memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

We are honored to take part in today's moment of silence to memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death. April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support the sanitation workers’ strike rallying for fair wages and safer working conditions.

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BIC Trade Waste Safety Manual

BIC Trade Waste Safety Manual

New York City's Business Integrity Commission (BIC) recently released their Trade Waste Safety Manual. The guide will act as a manual for carting companies big and small to develop a safety program at their company. It covers important laws and rules, as well as industry best practices. We were honored to be a contributing member of the Commercial Waste Zone Collection Safety Working Group (Working Group).

BIC Commissioner and Chair, Daniel D. Brownell, had this to say about the manual:

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Victory in Action: The 2018 CEO Report Tri-State Corporate Culture Award

Victory in Action: The 2018 CEO Report Tri-State Corporate Culture Award

On January 24th, we were proud to take home the 2018 CEO Report Tristate Corporate Culture Award! This now makes it the second year in a row that we have won, this notable award. To qualify for this, we answered some essay questions that allowed us to tell our story as an industry as well as what makes our culture unique.

Corporate Culture Award

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The Action Environmental Group - 2017 Safest Driver of the Year

The Action Environmental Group - 2017 Safest Driver of the Year

This past weekend, our Risk Management Team had the honor of presenting our first ever Safest Driver of the Year Award. The winner of this award received an all-expense paid trip to Disney World for themselves and their family. To win, drivers/helpers had to have no preventable incidents and no call outs, for all of 2017. All drivers and helpers were qualified for this award program.

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Proud To Be Named A Top Workplace In North Jersey

Proud To Be Named A Top Workplace In North Jersey

Last night we were honored to be named one of the Top Workplaces in North Jersey by North Jersey Media Group.

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Ron Bergamini CEO Testimony to BIC on Trade Waste Cap Rates

Ron Bergamini CEO Testimony to BIC on Trade Waste Cap Rates

Testimony of

Action Environmental Group

Ronald S. Bergamini, CEO

Business Integrity Commission

Public Hearing on Trade Waste Cap Rates

Daniel D. Brownell, Chairman

October 18, 2017

Commissioners, my name is Ron Bergamini, CEO of the Action Environmental Group, the parent company to Action Carting, the largest private hauler of trade waste in New York City. I am proud to be part of this vital industry that serves the largest and best city in the United States. There are many professionals in the industry who care deeply about the service they provide – from the driver to the board member, this commitment and dedication is critical to meet the growing complexity of the industry.

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Hope & Heroes Patient Story: Jayden Salomon

Hope & Heroes Patient Story: Jayden Salomon

Patient Stories

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jayden Salomon

Giving you an up-close look at the impact that the Hope and Heroes organization and Columbia University Medical Center has on the children it treats in the tri-state.

This is Jayden's story...

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Tania From AR Speaks Up For Those in Puerto Rico

Tania From AR Speaks Up For Those in Puerto Rico

It saddens us to think of all of those effected by the various natural disasters over the past few weeks. Heartbroken for those who were effected by the hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Caribbean and the earthquake that left Mexico City in ruins.

While we all watch the coverage of these events in disbelief, sadly it hits home with many of our employees. Many of whom have family or friends who were effect by these disasters one way or another. Most times we feel helpless and do not know where to start in order to help the victims rebuild their lives.

Members of our team have jumped into action. Our own Gina Wintermute from finance stepped up with her animal rescue organization Big Dog Rescue Project to help the animal shelters effected by Hurricane Harvey.

Tania Colon from our accounts receivable department, wrote an open letter to the company asking for help and donations for those effect by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Tania writes...

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See How Hope & Heroes Helps Local Children In Their Fight

See How Hope & Heroes Helps Local Children In Their Fight

We are more than proud to continue to spread the message for our friends at Hope & Heroes whose mission is to fund the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center. The awareness and donations they raise, goes to treatment and care for local children which gives them their best chance to overcome their disease but also allows them to experience as much of their childhoods as possible.

Don't just take our word for it...see what an amazing impact this organization and Columbia University Medical Center has had on local children and their families on their fight against cancer.

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Action In Action: Patty From Risk Donates Her Time In Memory Of A Dear Friend

Action In Action: Patty From Risk Donates Her Time In Memory Of A Dear Friend

We love to highlight when members of our team donate their time outside of work for causes they feel passionate about. Today Patty Granados from Risk is donating her time to honor a dear friend. Here is her story...

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Hope & Heroes Patient Story: Jack Cloonan

Hope & Heroes Patient Story: Jack Cloonan

Patient Stories

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jack Cloonan

Giving you an up-close look at the impact that the Hope and Heroes organization and Columbia University Medical Center has on the children it treats in the tri-state.

This is Jack's story...

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Action Teams Up Again with Hope & Heroes!

Action Teams Up Again with Hope & Heroes!

This September Action is back to show our support for Hope and Heroes! Last year our goal was to raise $20,000 for the charity and this year we are determined to meet our goal! Just like last year, Action will match every dollar raised via our Action donation page www.hopeandheroes.org/action

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Gina Wintermute Asks For Supplies For Dog Shelter After Texas Hurricane

Gina Wintermute Asks For Supplies For Dog Shelter After Texas Hurricane

Our very own Gina Wintermute from finance is acting fast after this past weeks hurricane in Texas. After this devastating storm, the animal shelter in Port Lavaca was wiped out so they are in need of supplies. The local rescue organization, Big Dog Rescue Project is stepping in.

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