November Success Update
Routeware Customer Success – our purpose is in our name.
We are a group of passionate individuals whose goal is to proactively enable and empower our customers to get value out of our tools and knowledge, to achieve their goals.
We have a wealth of resources available for our customers to help them achieve their goals. Each month, we will be sharing a small percentage of that in this space.
Read on for more!
Full Circle Operations Series, From Truck to Office: Driver Buy-In
During this series, the Routeware Team will share the full circle benefits that in-truck and back office technology brings to your operations.
We will cover best practices around engaging drivers, supervisors, and office staff alike to use the software to their fullest extent.
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Re-Route with Routeware
This time of year, there are a lot of re-routes happening. Re-routing can provide several benefits, from reduced staff hours, to reduced fleet size, to reduced emissions and fuel consumption. But re-routing can also cause lots of confusion, for both drivers and residents. How can you best mitigate this confusion?
The first solution is to plan routes that just make sense – routes that are maximized in their efficiency that save money, improve end-user experience, and make the planet better while they’re at it.
The second solution is to reach consumers directly where they live. With Routeware, end-users can download an app that has all of their recycling and waste disposal information on it. That app can also be used to send a service alert immediately to all users, notifying them of the impending re-route. Service times and days can be updated, new materials can be added, and any perteint information can be included without a hitch – ensuring that whatever information the end-user needs, whenever they need it, they have access to it.
Routeware has planned, executed, and communicated many successful re-routes. To learn more, click on the buttons below for free access to two customer stories.
...Now Where Does It All Go?
As long as humans have been around, we’ve been trying to figure out how to deal with food leftovers. Hunter-gatherers couldn’t afford to let anything go to waste. They knew how to use every part of an animal to make tools, containers, clothing, and even weapons. And they used plant material for medicine or wove it into baskets, mats, and shelters. As humans developed agricultural societies, farmers fed food scraps to their livestock and discovered composting techniques. Unfortunately, when we began to get more ‘civilized,’ city dwellers had less options for what to do with their waste and often threw it out into the streets, creating some pretty unsanitary living conditions.
But just as cave dwellers figured out how to make a spoon or a spear from animal bone, their more advanced relatives developed intelligent ways to deal with organic waste. The practice of adding reclaimed organic material to farmed fields dates to at least the Stone Age, and none other than George Washington himself was an enthusiastic composter and compost promoter. According to the National Geographic, George Washington encouraged the practice of composting, telling friends that, “with a little practice and persistence, you could be a knowing farmer, who, Midas like, can convert everything he touches into manure as the first transmutation towards gold.”
However, according the EPA, in 2018 2.6 million tons of food was composted, which is 4.1% of wasted food. So much food still goes to waste, which is unfortunate, because organics composting has a number of benefits. These include reduced need for chemical fertilizers, higher crop yields, forest and wetlands restoration, habitat revitalization, and better water retention in soils. Compost is also being used to remediate soils contaminated by hazardous waste as well as for carbon sequestration.
Add this list of benefits to the amount of greenhouse gas reduced with every load of organics diverted from landfills, and there are literally tons of good reasons to have a well-managed organics program in your community. But if you need one more reason, some states are beginning to enact laws that ban certain organics from landfills, and some are making separate collection of organics mandatory.
Want to learn more about how to launch or improve your local organics program? Click the button below for a download of our organics guide – free of charge.
Save Money With Routeware
How Much Money Can We Save You?
The ROI of our tools are immense. Our calendar tool alone, when factoring in Print, Call Volume, and Web Change cost calculations, can save you a boatload of money.
Learn more by clicking the button below.
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