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CEO Ron Bergamini Honored at the Alley Pond Environmental Center Green Gala

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Last night CEO Ron Bergamini was honored at the Alley Pond Environmental Center Green Gala. Thank you to Council member Paul Vallone for presenting Ron with the award. This annual gala is vital to the organization by raising funds for the center and aids in the resources needed to reach their goal of establishing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the environment and to preserving nature in an urban setting.


2018 Safest Driver of the Year is Announced!

We had the pleasure of presenting our 2nd annual Safest Driver of the Year award to Alfred “Mike” Sandoval. Mike’s family was on hand to present him with this honor. Mike and his family won an all-expense paid trip to Disney World for being our safest driver in 2018.


Be Aware Of Surroundings: Safety University

In a business like ours, there are a lot of moving parts and we use some pretty heavy duty equipment. So operating safely while at work is paramount to our operation. One tip to keep everyone safe is to ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings while on the job.

The following video will highlight the top 5 things all employees need to do on the job to ensure they are aware at all times.

be aware of surroundings
  1. Never assume that the other person see’s you (seek eye contact, beep your air horn, flash your lights, etc. make sure they see you).
  2. Never walk too closely to equipment. Leave at least 15 feet between yourself and the equipment.
  3. Always wear your PPE to make sure you are seen
  4. Be aware of other drivers and trucks in the area
  5. Don’t be distracted. You should never be on your cell phone or walking with your head down in high traffic areas.

Remember to always be aware of your surroundings to avoid incident. Remember safety is no accident. Want more industry tips? Check out the NWRA’s safety stand down page.

For more safety tips check out our Safety University for more training videos and safety tips.

Action’s 2018 Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive

Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive

The holidays are synonymous with toys and gift giving. It is a joyous time for most. But, for struggling families it is a time of stress and anxiety. Parents want their children to experience the joy and excitement of receiving the toys of their dreams. Thankfully, holiday toy drives help fill the need.


Waste Industry Oppose New York City’s Commercial Waste Zones

New York City's Commercial Waste Zones


Better Options Available to Pursue City’s New Goals

By: Kendall Christiansen, Executive Director New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management and Steve Changaris Northeast Chapter Manager National Waste & Recycling Association

Two leading waste industry associations – New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management and the New York City Chapter of the National Waste and Recycling Association – jointly criticized and rejected the Plan announced by the City’s Department of Sanitation to implement a new system of geographic zones and city-selected companies to provide waste-related services to the city’s businesses and industries.