On such company is Quest Resource Management Group. who knows a thing or two about waste reduction. Quest loves a challenge and thrives on finding new uses for things once thought of as ‘waste’. Organics, used cooking oil, meat and seafood, old corrugated cardboard are all part of Quest’s expanding recycling arsenal.
In 2014 alone, Quest helped retailers across the U.S. divert over 2,000,000,000 pounds of recyclable material from the landfill – helping transform waste streams into valuable resources.
For us as consumers, Quest's efforts create leaner, greener retailers - retailers that we visit and shop at regularly. With the help of you as consumers and the retailers themselves, Quest managed over 20,000 client locations divert the following materials from landfill last year;
- Organics Recycling – 500,500 tons
- Used Cooking Oil Recycling – 8.7 million gallons
- Meat & Seafood Recycling – 12,300 tons
- Old Corrugated Cardboard – 74,500 tons
- Used antifreeze – 132,600 gallons
- Used oil filters – 6,800 tons
- Containerized waste – 730,000 gallons
- Oil water separators – 1.9 million gallons
- Approximately 27,000 cars
- Approximately 24,000 homes
Collectively, Quest reduced its client’s environmental footprint while maximizing savings – saving tens of millions of dollars. Quest’s client services teams’ help clients consistently optimize their programs, reduce costs and minimize their environmental impact. The team constantly monitors services, right sizes accounts, engages front line associates, controls contamination or other cost-increasing factors and tracks all programs Key Performance Indicators.
Who knew waste could be so exiting?