Taking the Waste Out of Waste
Environmental stewardship can be challenging at a corporate level – with public pressure to reduce the carbon footprint and improve waste/recycling programs. At Oakleaf, we understand each client is different and so are their needs. That’s why we create and implement custom waste and recycling management solutions, to reduce waste/recycling costs and shrink your carbon footprint.
Companies like LQ Management L.L.C., owner and operator of La Quinta Inns & Suites, have recognized the value of Oakleaf waste and recycling solutions since 2002. Eight years and 79,000 rooms later, Oakleaf continues to generate cost savings for La Quinta with multiple programs, including ‘Rightsizing Implementation.’
“Oakleaf helps with our day-to-day waste and recycling, but they also provide special operations help as well. For example, when the decision is made to replace mattresses, it’s a significant logistic operation, especially if one quarter of the properties are involved. Oakleaf develops logistical plans, which reduce hauling expenditures and maximize recycling opportunities. In addition, Oakleaf has significantly improved our cardboard recycling operations, which has resulted in major cost savings,” according to Angela Chism, Senior Buyer, LQ Management’s Purchasing Department.
“Not only is Oakleaf a great partner, they have preferred relationships with haulers. Oakleaf secures low, countrywide hauling rates. They also create ‘like’ groups within La Quinta properties, which helps to coordinate waste and recycling volume, keeping our costs low.”
“I oversee the waste management operations for La Quinta. Oakleaf makes it easier for us. Individual La Quinta properties communicate with Oakleaf directly, which improves operations on a day-to-day level. If it can’t be worked out at a property level, then I become involved. For example, if an individual location needs to adjust pickup time, volume or has a special program to implement, they deal with Oakleaf directly. This saves time, reduces cost and creates valuable data for annual rightsizing reports.”
“I trust Oakleaf because they provide us with an accountable client service team. I’ve worked with them for years, and the reporting tools consistently show how they save us money at various service levels.”