Paul Charlton at the Everett, WA, Post Office was tasked with paying bills. He started looking at what the trash and recycling companies were charging the Postal Service. He was surprised to see that we were paying more than $27,000 per year.
He started asking questions. “I wasn’t sure we needed them to come every day and pick up,” he said.
They didn’t, as the receptacles were rarely full.
So Charlton changed the frequency of the trash pickup to just a couple times a week, saving $5,500 a year.
He wasn't content with that. He then looked around for a better recycling deal. He found a recycler that uses larger bins and picks up less frequently, saving another $10,600 a year.
This is a great example of my famous saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” What do you think? Click here.
Photo of Paul Charlton by J.D. Kirk