How do you install temporary fencing?

Temporary fencing is one of the most important site rentals for construction sites, outdoor special events (who wants wedding crashers?), and large public events like carnivals and fairs. Temporary fencing is useful because it can be moved and shifted as needed, and when properly installed, it serves as an effective barrier that can keep people safe and perimeters secure. So, how do you install temporary fencing? It’s not very difficult, but it does need to be done correctly to keep it secure. The last thing you want is fencing blowing over or creating a hazard.

One special note on fencing: in some areas, installation must be done by qualified technicians. Your temporary fence rental company will be able to help guide you on any local regulations.

1. Assess the Space

Temporary fencing requires level, sturdy ground. It’s best to install fencing during good weather, because mud, rain and wind will make installing your temporary fencing more challenging. Avoid installing fencing on slippery, muddy surfaces or areas where there are sharp dips or changes in elevation. One rainstorm could knock your fencing down. Take the time to survey your space and find the most level, clear, and solid foundation.

2. Establish the Perimeter

Map out where you plan to put down the fence. We have a temporary fencing tool to help you do that. Once you know roughly where your fencing will go, establish the boundary with a line of spray paint on the ground or by setting up cones and caution tape to mark where the fence will go. As a side note: setting up caution tape will help you visualize the fence and will help keep the public away while you’re installing the fencing, which provides a temporary barrier while you work. 

3. Set Up the Base

You’ll need to lay out base blocks to secure your temporary fencing. Base blocks generally come with your fencing rental and they’re easy to use. They’re heavy and keep the fencing panels securely in place along your perimeter. Lay the first base block for your temporary fencing, then place a fence panel in the block. You’ll put a second block beneath the panel on the other side. Next, you’ll insert the next panel into that block and add another block on the other side of that panel. You’ll use this same technique of inserting a leg of each fence panel into a base block all around your perimeter.  

4. Use a Fence Clamp

Connect the first two panels with a fence clamp. A fence clamp stabilizes the fencing and prevents it from wobbling, so tighten the clamp well. Continue to install the fencing all the way around your perimeter by installing one panel at a time and linking pairs of panels with fence clamps. If you’re adding a gate, install it in the same way using base blocks and fence clamps.

5. Install Safety Stays

Safety stays are anchors that keep the fence upright. They’re an important part of the safety and stability of your fence. You’ll install the stays after the entire fence has been assembled. Connect stays to the backs of the fencing panels using brackets near the middle and at either end of the temporary fence. Keep the stays weighted down with something heavy, like a sandbag. 

6. Install Wrapping (If Required)

If you’re installing temporary fencing around a construction site, you may be required to install wrapping around the fence to prevent debris and dust from leaving the construction site. Some companies use banner mesh, other companies use shade cloth rolls. There are different options depending on what you need. Your temporary fence rental company will be able to help you decide what kind of wrapping to choose. Wrapping is rolled on and secured with clips or ties.

7. Inspect Periodically

Temporary fencing can shift over time, especially if it is in a public area. Fencing also gets moved or knocked over during heavy storms or inclement weather. Check your temporary fencing periodically to ensure it’s in good condition, where you intended it to be, and it’s not creating problems for the public. Some other tips:

  • Treat the area for weeds in spring and spray the spaces between and inside base blocks.
  • Sandbags can burst or leak slowly over time, so check sandbags periodically to ensure they’re not damaged. 
  • If there is a risk of your fence toppling over in the wind, set up the fencing panels in a zig-zag pattern, or install a perpendicular panel every 5 panels, to keep the fence stabilized. 

Installing temporary fencing correctly will keep your site secure as well as prevent the fencing from falling over. Your temporary fencing rental company can help you choose the right fencing and installation options for your location. We’ve been helping construction and outdoor event coordinators rent and install temporary fencing since 2009. Give us a call to schedule fencing or bundle all your site services in one package.

Should you order storage containers early in the fall?

Every year the holiday season launches a festive time. The temperatures drop, pumpkin spice is everywhere (and in everything), pumpkin patches and tree lots pop up in the parking lots of retail centers, and holiday layaway plans kick into gear at big-box stores. If you’re running a construction site, you may not know about the seasonal demand for storage containers, portable toilets, and temporary fencing. So, do you need to order storage containers early in the fall?

What’s so special about fall?

Online shopping may be the go-to solution for buying things nowadays, but layaway is still a popular option during the holidays. Retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, and even grocery stores need a place to store all the layaway purchases and extra holiday merchandise – and they rent storage containers to create that extra space.

As we get deeper into the season, you know who else needs storage containers? Tree lots. They also need to rent a lot of fencing, portable toilets, and office trailers. Construction companies that operate through fall and winter end up competing with retailers and even community groups for temporary storage. Make sure to call as early as possible for the best selection.

When to order storage containers

Do you operate in a rural area where you don’t have many retailers or tree lots? It’s still a good idea to get your order in early. Big-box retailers and grocery superstores usually start placing their storage container orders in August. If you wait until September or October, you may find yourself on a wait list or having to pay extra to bring in containers from other areas.

If an unexpected project comes up, or if you aren’t able to order a container that early, there’s a good chance you can still find one in a neighboring area. However, expect to see travel fees or delivery wait times tacked onto your rental.

What’s the best solution for renting storage containers at the end of the year? Call and schedule as early as you can. Even if you can only call a few days in advance, at least there’s time to find a nearby container before your job starts.

We hear from customers every year who are surprised to find out storage containers in their area are booked all the way from pumpkin season to the day-after-Christmas shopping frenzy. But it’s a reality.

Give us a call when you need site services in the fall – or any time of the year. We do the legwork and find solutions, so you don’t have to.

5 Reasons You Need an Event Portable Toilet

You’re planning an outdoor event. You found the space, arranged for parking, got the permits, and ordered the food. You even remembered to send out invites! But what’s arguably the most important rental you need to schedule? Portable toilets. Believe it or not, planners do forget about the toilets. And last-minute scrambling to find outdoor event restrooms can be a very costly mistake between rush fees and extra stress. Event portable toilets shouldn’t be an afterthought. No matter how large or small the gathering, here are five reasons you need portable toilets at your next outdoor event.  

Attendee comfort

No event can survive without a toilet nearby. Preferably more than one. Restrooms are critical for attendee comfort (especially if there’s an open bar!). The type of event portable toilet you choose will also affect attendee comfort. A basic porta potty is perfect for events like fun runs and festivals where many porta potties will be lined up along the course. For upscale events, luxury portable toilets and restroom trailers will add to guest comfort. 

Imagine having an outdoor wedding in the heat and humidity of summer. Wouldn’t guests prefer a climate-controlled restroom trailer instead of a standard portable toilet? There are many types of event portable toilets. Choose the options that maximize guest comfort.

Municipal regulations

What is required to meet local regulations? Most municipalities require portable toilets at outdoor events, and they have to be placed in certain locations. There are also permits and servicing guidelines to follow. This varies by location, but fun runs, carnivals, fairs, outdoor theater gatherings, and other events all trigger restroom requirements. Here’s an example of one city code, and it includes things like:

  • Permit requirements and allowable locations
  • How long the toilet can be left outdoors (typically 4-7 days)
  • How often it has to be serviced
  • Penalties for not complying

Some municipalities require a service person to be on site during the event, so event planners need to ensure they’re familiar with and following all municipal regulations. Contact the local permitting office as soon as possible in the planning process to make sure all requirements are met well before the event. 

Event portable toilet best practices

How many toilets are needed? Believe it or not, there’s a formula for that. The American Restroom Association published a set of guidelines to determine how many toilets are required for most outdoor events. Here are the highlights:

  • Most events require at least one toilet for every 300 people. (Expect long lines in that open bar scenario! We suggest one toilet for every 30 to 50 people for maximum comfort.)
  • Events with primarily women and children require at least one toilet for every 200 people. (Parents can empathize, right? But again, that’s probably not enough toilets for a wedding or smaller event.)
  • Events with adults drinking alcoholic beverages require at least one toilet for every 240 people. (Imagine waiting in line behind 239 people, though.)

These are only guidelines. Depending on the event, it’s a good idea to provide more than the suggested number of toilets. If the budget is tight, it’s probably fine to go with the minimum suggested number. But never provide less than the suggested amount (or no toilet at all). That’s a recipe for bathroom disaster.  

Reduce the risk of infection 

We’re living in a time where a pandemic shut down the world. Suffice it to say, the more hand washing stations, the better. Yes, it’s possible to rent additional hand sanitizing stations for outdoor events. It’s also possible to rent restroom trailers with running water and flushing toilets, if water hookups are available. And for multi-day events, it’s possible to request additional sanitizing services.

For more information about hand washing station requirements during a global pandemic (and really, it’s good advice in general), refer to the CDC’s website. Always provide adequate hand washing stations and hand sanitizer to help lower the risk of infection. Read the latest rules and best practices before finalizing the event planning.   

Keep things clean!

Let’s be real. Providing at least one portable toilet at an outdoor event will prevent people from going rogue. (No one wants to see their guests “watering the plants” after too many drinks at the bar.) Renting event portable toilets isn’t only about guest comfort. It’s also about keeping the outdoor space clean.

The location should be left in the same condition it was in when guests arrived. Portable toilets, along with proper garbage disposal, helps keep the area from getting trashed during the event. This protects the environment. And it prevents disputes with residents who have to live with the clean-up when the event ends.  

Event portable toilets are easy to rent, and they can make or break guest comfort. Give us a call to have an account manager help schedule the right type and number of portable toilets for your next event.

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The do’s and don’ts of hand washing stations

Hand washing has been a hot topic in 2020 (for obvious reasons). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has had hand washing facility requirements in place for decades. But there are updated recommendations when preparing workplaces, retail locations (especially pharmacies), and construction sites for workers in light of COVID-19. If you run a construction site, or you’re managing a location where people have to gather, here are some do’s and don’ts of hand washing stations that you may not have considered.

Do: Set up adequate hand washing stations

Pharmacies were among the first businesses that had to consider installing additional hand washing stations. People stop by to pick up prescriptions, and they often stand in waiting areas. Most often they’re sick or have a compromised immune system. There is also the fact pharmacy employees are coming into contact with people who may be sick.

Many retail locations, as well as construction sites, have installed standalone hand washing stations or hand sanitizing stations. Aim to provide a station for every 10-12 people who work in the area.

Do: Keep units in a climate-controlled area

When temperatures drop in winter, you don’t want hand washing stations freezing up. In order to function, they need to be somewhat climate controlled. If the worksite isn’t enclosed, or if there isn’t an enclosed area nearby to accommodate hand washing stations, consider placing it in a storage container with open doors on either end. Or create a temporary enclosure that protects the unit from wind, snow, and freezing temperatures.

Don’t: Place units far away from service entrances

For retail facilities or enclosed worksites, place hand washing stations near a docking area or fire exit. Service trucks will have to access the units, and service technicians need to easily get to the unit without having to remove it completely. Keeping units indoors near a docking area or major exit also makes things convenient for employees and guests who need to use the stations.

Don’t: Skip the station if you can’t find one

When the 2020 pandemic was at its height, the wait-list for hand washing stations was weeks or even months in most places. Hand wash station manufacturers went into overdrive to produce more units to meet demand. If you ever find it difficult to locate a hand wash station or hand sanitizer dispenser, don’t go without. Get creative and see if you can rig something up. Some of our clients reported converting small food truck trailers into hand washing stations. The University of New Mexico even has an example of how to create a small hand washing station for farm workers (although they could work at any outdoor location).

The old rule of thumb used to be one hand washing station for every 20 employees on a jobsite. To encourage more hand washing, it may be better to lower that ratio down to 10 or 12. No matter how many units you need for your location, we can help you get them scheduled and serviced. Give us a call if you need to add hand wash stations to your jobsite.

New NW Houston Headquarters for ZTERS Site Solutions

A 27,000-square-foot campus will meet the needs of rapid expansion

HOUSTON, September 24, 2020 – When Jon Farley launched ZTERS Site Solutions in 2009, he brought decades of waste industry experience to the table, and he knew he could improve the customer experience. He also knew he could build a company that would provide jobs and grow over time. Ten years later, the family-run company has opened a new 14,000-square-foot headquarters which will anchor its corporate campus in northwest Houston. The campus includes a second 6,000-square-foot office building and a 7,000-square-foot fitness studio.

“We have a strong presence in our neighborhood,” Farley says of the campus. “We provide well-paid jobs with a full range of benefits not only to local people, but we’re attracting new people to the area.”

ZTERS was named a Houston Chronicle Best Workplace in 2019 and is up for the award again in 2020. The company’s growth also landed it on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies list for the second year running in 2020.

“ZTERS has grown tremendously over the last 10 years, selling services the way our customers want to buy them, and the trend towards online purchasing continues to accelerate. ZTERS is still a small fish in a very big ocean, but we continue to innovate and excel with the tools and services we provide our customers and vendors,” Farley says.

The company reached another milestone this year – employee number 100 was hired. Employees went remote during the pandemic, with most employees still working from home as of September 2020. When the pandemic struck, ZTERS invested in telecommunications technology to keep people employed and to continue business operations throughout the COVID-19 shutdowns.

The new headquarters is built, but it may be a while before all employees are back in the office. In the meantime, operations continue remotely, and the new fitness center is available for use (with proper social distancing and following all health and safety guidelines). However, growth has been strong, even in 2020, and the new building will enable more employees to come on board.

ZTERS makes second appearance on Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list

ZTERS Ranks No. 3925 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 with a Three-Year Revenue Growth of 90 Percent

HOUSTON, August 19, 2020 – For the second year running, Inc. magazine has named ZTERS to its annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The family-owned company is completing a new headquarters in Cypress, Texas to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. Despite the challenges faced in 2020, ZTERS has continued to add staff and expand service nationwide.  

“I knew for certain there was a need for a company that really put the customer first. I also knew we would be a minnow in a huge ocean in terms of market size. It gave us, as a startup, lots of room to grow,” said CEO Jon Farley.  

The Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.  

“We have grown a lot and learned a lot in the last 10 years, but our goal is still the same: To provide the best customer service in the industry and the most inclusive set of services to meet the customer’s needs,” Farley said.   

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 18.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

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About ZTERS

Since 2009, ZTERS has provided top-rated waste solutions, including dumpsters, portable toilets, temporary fencing, storage containers, and portable offices to construction sites and commercial facilities. Family-owned and founded by a longtime waste industry professional, the company has a customer-first approach. Every project has a dedicated account manager who provides an upfront quote with no hidden fees. Learn more at www.zters.com.

What is a luxury portable toilet trailer?

Who doesn’t love the look of a high-end hotel bathroom? The shimmering fixtures. The dark wood tones and glossy counter finishes. Is that level of luxury available at an outdoor event? Believe it or not, the answer is yes. On the outside, a luxury portable toilet trailer might look like an ordinary trailer. But on the inside, features like faux wood floors, gleaming faucets, solid-surface countertops, and high-end light fixtures can look more like a five-star resort. Rent them for outdoor events, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate retreats, and even movie sets.

Why rent a luxury portable toilet trailer?

There are times when a regular porta potty isn’t going to fit the look and feel of an event. Even shiny new porta potties won’t hit the mark. That’s where a luxury portable toilet trailer comes in. Get high-end detailing and a more polished interior. Provide more space. And have convenient features like running water and flushing toilets. (Note: You’ll need water hookup nearby.) It’s basically a full interior bathroom at outdoor events. (Or glamping, anyone?)

Accommodate groups 

Luxury portable toilet trailers are available with multiple stalls (up to 10 in one trailer). Accommodate groups of people, so going to the restroom becomes an extension of the event. How many conversations are sparked in front of a bathroom sink? How many friends have conversations between stalls, or while waiting for a stall to become free? Provide a bathroom experience that’s more like a traditional restroom. 

Room for grooming

Ever tried to check your hair in a traditional porta potty? Not easy. Assuming there’s even a mirror. Portable toilet trailers typically have well-lit mirrors and large counters where guests can fix their hair, re-apply makeup, and even brush their teeth if they want! Brides and bridesmaids will have extra space before and after a wedding ceremony. In fact, a restroom trailer is a perfect place to get ready for the ceremony if there are no other enclosed locations nearby.

More space

When was the last time you wrangled a toddler in a traditional porta potty? (Hopefully never?) Good luck with that. Most standard-sized portable toilets are cramped and hard to use with small children. They’re also not ideal for people with limited mobility or those who have a hard time navigating tight spaces. Portable toilet trailers have more space for standing, moving, turning, hand washing and helping little ones use the restroom. 

Improved cleanliness

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a porta potty with no soap or hand sanitizer. Luxury portable toilet trailers typically include full-sized sinks with running water and soap dispensers, so guests can wash up effectively. They also have countertops and hooks, so guests can safely set personal belongings aside while using the restroom. There’s less risk of dropping a phone or wallet on the floor (or worse, inside a toilet!). Additional hand sanitizing stations are also available in most areas.

Portable toilet trailer features

The event location may play a part in whether you can rent a luxury portable toilet trailer. Water and electricity hookups are needed for most trailers. However, even remote areas like campsites usually have some kind of access to water and power. (Pro tip: Many venues and parks will even list water and power availability on their website.)

At bare minimum, a restroom trailer will usually include:

  • Flushable toilets to make the trailer feel like being in an indoor restroom.
  • Heating and air conditioning to keep the temperature comfortable. 
  • Running water that functions like indoor sinks. 
  • Recessed lighting to provide flattering illumination and enhance safety (and no dropping your phone in the toilet!).
  • High-end mirrors to add a luxe feel and make the space more useful for grooming. 
  • Faux wood flooring to make the restroom look and feel more permanent.
  • Solid surface countertops that are easy to clean and provide a convenient place to store belongings.

Restroom trailers come in different sizes and with different features. Some are as small as single stall units while others are large enough to accommodate separate men’s and women’s rooms.

There are many options when it comes to portable toilets for events. Give us a call to find out what’s available in your area when you’re planning your next event.

What’s the life cycle of a porta potty?

The average lifespan of a porta potty is around 10 years, and a lot can happen in that decade. There are many types of portable toilets. Just a few include luxury trailers, toilets with baby changing tables, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant toilets, and more. Some units (trailers, for example) are built for custom purposes with a limited lifespan. But the vast majority are durable polyethylene units that are made to stand up to years of use. So, what’s the life cycle of a porta potty?

Stages: the life cycle of a porta potty

Heavy-duty plastic construction and water-saving technology means porta potties only need to be serviced every 200 uses or so. These stages are a general rule of thumb. The number of people using the unit and the amount of time it spends being hauled from location to location can put extra wear on units over time.

New from factory

When these sparkling clean units come off the factory floor, they’re generally reserved for special events. Brand new units will usually feature the latest technologies. For example, new solar panel restrooms look and feel more like a regular restroom rather than a traditional porta potty.

New units are more expensive for porta potty vendors to purchase, so they may be in limited supply. This largely depends on your location. In rural areas or areas where there isn’t much demand for portable toilets, it may be more difficult to find brand new units. On the other hand, there are events vendors that specialize in upscale events. They’ll have access to the newest porta potty models and features, and they may be willing to deliver outside their normal service area.

Light wear

New toilets can be like new cars. When newer models and technologies are released, older units move down a tier. No longer new, but not yet old, these “light wear” porta potties are often used at events and construction sites. They may not be the latest and greatest, but these are clean units in good repair.

This is the most common grade of portable toilet you’ll see on worksites and events where many toilets are needed. Fun runs, festivals, and events where large crowds are gathered will likely have many rows of these toilets available.

Moderate wear

If you’ve ever stepped into a portable toilet that has seen better days, maybe at a carnival or state fair, then you’ve been inside a unit that’s reached the midpoint of its life cycle. These units are still clean and functional, but they probably show signs of having been hauled around a lot and maybe even tipped, dragged, dented, or tagged here and there. Scratches and dents are pretty typical. And they probably look pretty dated as well.

You will definitely find these on many construction sites. Demolition sites, in particular, may opt for these older porta potties because it won’t be a complete loss if the unit is damaged or unintentionally destroyed. While these units are still sanitary and safe to use, they may not be great to look at. (Luckily polyethylene doesn’t hold odors, so they shouldn’t smell!)

Heavy wear

The last stage of the game for porta potties is when they’ve had so much wear and tear that they need to be replaced. This may include damage caused by accidents or general wear and tear. The plastics and parts used in porta potty manufacturing are designed to last longer than their typical 10-year life cycle, but after a decade most portable toilets do show their age. Especially if they’ve been dragged around construction sites.

Restroom trailers and custom units that don’t get a lot of use each year could last much longer than a decade. But for everyday porta potties, all the moving around and servicing will add up to more wear in a shorter amount of time. Toilets at the end of their life cycle may be resold to private parties or dismantled to be properly destroyed.

So, where will your rental fall in the life cycle of a porta potty? When you’re renting portable toilets for events, construction sites, emergency use, or even home improvement DIY projects, it will almost always be in the light to moderate wear category. That may vary by location and demand at the time. When in doubt, give us a call! We’ll help you find the right portable toilets for your project.

Temporary office trailers: What to know before you rent

Temporary office trailers serve many functions. From construction companies to schools undergoing renovations, mobile office trailers are used in many industries to provide essential space for performing essential duties on a jobsite. Renting a temporary office trailer isn’t complicated, but here’s what you need to know before you rent. Asking these questions will help you avoid wasting money on a trailer that doesn’t fit your needs.   

How will you use the temporary office trailer?

Before you get started, ask yourself the basics. How big should the trailer be? What capabilities should the trailer have? Office trailers are used to provide onsite office space for people who need a desk and a comfortable chair to sit in. They may have electricity, but little else. That may be all you need for your jobsite.

However, larger office trailers can be ordered that offer amenities like a restroom, more than one office space, closet space or a small kitchen. Before you decide whether these functions are needed, you should first decide what your organization will do in the office.

Ask your team:

  • Who will use the office space?
  • How many people will need to use it at the same time?
  • How many pieces of furniture must fit in the office?
  • Will the space need to be large enough for meetings or gatherings?

Where will the office trailer go?

To answer this question, consider factors like foot traffic, vehicle traffic and work activity on the site. Place the office in a location where it will be out of the way of vehicles and employees, but convenient for the people who need to access it. Other factors to consider include noise and accessibility. Noise in the environment around the office may make working inside the office difficult. In addition, if the office is not properly accessible, then it defeats the purpose of having an office onsite. 

What are the delivery requirements?

The rental company may require someone to be on site when the mobile office is delivered. They may also need special access to the site, and the road leading to the site should be adequately wide and in good condition. Find out what requirements must be fulfilled to make the delivery and ensure you can provide those conditions when it’s time to receive the unit.  

Need storage space?

Some mobile office models provide office space and storage space. Businesses like construction companies often need both, so find out if you’ll need additional storage units along with an office. Work with project managers, foremen and other site supervisors to decide whether the jobsite needs storage containers in addition to an office. There are also storage container/mobile office container combos that are economical for small construction jobs where space is needed for both purposes.  

Are permits required?

Many communities require permits for temporary mobile offices. Before you can install a mobile office, even if the office space is only meant to be temporary, contact your local city hall or permitting office to find out what permits are required in your area. The permitting office may have height or size requirements that must be considered before the office can be installed, so contact them about permits before ordering an office with a rental company. 

Whether you have a small renovation or a major new-build construction site, we’ve been helping project managers order temporary offices for more than a decade. Let us help you get a mobile office trailer set up on your next worksite.

ZTERS COMMERCIAL WASTE OFFERS COMPOLOGY CAMERA SYSTEMS TO ADJUST WASTE SERVICE

New technology helps companies right-size their waste and recycling streams.

Houston, Texas, April 24, 2020 – To keep pace with recent changes in commercial building usage due to COVID-19, the commercial waste division of ZTERS Waste Solutions began offering Compology camera systems in their dumpsters to help companies adapt their waste pickup schedules and become more efficient.

“We found many property owners and facility managers were either adjusting to empty office buildings and strip malls, and they needed to reduce their pickup levels. Or they were dealing with increased waste production, such as in multifamily apartment buildings and condos where more waste is being produced. Compology cameras help us right-size their waste service,” says Dan Studer, Commercial Waste Division Manager at ZTERS.

A major issue over the last couple of months has been finding the right service schedule to meet changing waste volumes. It is not always easy for owners and managers to measure waste output, and that leads to either too many or too few pickups—and overpaying for waste service.

Compology cameras are the latest technology in waste management. Cameras provide more than a view into dumpster levels; they also provide data to help determine how waste volume is changing and what pickup schedules would be most efficient.

“This system helps us provide better service to our customers and saves them money at a time when many businesses are working hard to adjust to circumstances,” Studer says.

The ZTERS commercial waste division works with retail, warehouse, industrial and multifamily properties nationwide to provide reliable, competitive waste and recycling services. For more information on how property owners and facility managers are adapting their waste pickups during the shutdown, contact Dan Studer at ZTERS.

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ABOUT ZTERS

ZTERS has been named one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies and a Houston Chronicle Best Workplace. Since 2009, the company has provided top-rated waste solutions, including dumpsters, portable toilets, temporary fencing, storage containers, and portable offices to construction sites. They also offer commercial waste services to warehouses, industrial, retail, and restaurant facilities. A customer-first approach means every project has a dedicated account manager who provides an upfront quote with no hidden fees. Find out more at www.zters.com/commercial-waste

CONTACT: Dan Studer, ZTERS Commercial Waste Division Manager, dan@zters.com