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wASTE EvALuATiON ANd righT SiziNg TO rEduCE COST AUTHOR Mark warren, director, Maintenance, waste and recycling COMPANY Petco Animal supplies chAllenge: Retail stores generate a varied waste stream depending on the seasonal aspect of business trends, delivery logistics, waste and a host of other contributing factors. Waste management can be a time and cost-intensive process if not analyzed and accounted for appropriately from the time a store opens its doors. best PrActice: Waste right sizing is a great opportunity for savings with minimal impact on customers or associates within your stores. Many small-box retailers use front loading containers for their waste and recycling services because their buildings lack the space in the back room to house compactors and balers. Maximizing the waste stream of a front load service has the potential for substantial savings at any organization. A good first step is to compare the frequency of pickup and size of container to sales volumes at the locations. Locations with higher sales typically require more frequent pickups or larger containers than those with a lower sales volume. The facilities manager must determine what the baseline container size and frequency should be for each location, also taking into consideration what size container will fit within the confines of the trash corral. Beyond the basic sales analysis, performing a waste audit is critical to maximizing the right sizing benefits and will allow for further reductions in service. Many service providers will assist in completing a waste audit and identify the specific items entering the waste stream from locations. With the primary waste stream drivers identified, the FM should partner with the finance team to obtain sales volume information on the particular category driving the waste stream. Further reductions in service should be completed based on the additional data. Last, the FM should determine what pickup days work best for each store, paying attention to merchandise replenishment truck days. The container should be emptied the morning of the truck delivery so the associates can fill the container on the same day or next day. Timing the pickup with truck delivery will help prevent illegal dumping. New stores are often opened with the same level of trash service for each store. Most real estate and finance departments complete extensive research to anticipate sales volume of a store prior to the store opening. The FM should partner with the internal teams to gather the expected sales information before the store is opened so the waste services are maximized from day one. Store sales volumes may vary greatly due to seasonal business increases or changes in competition. As a good practice, FMs should re-evaluate the data yearly, or more frequently if time permits. results: Petco’s waste audits revealed that shipments of some aquatics-related food require bulky packaging to keep the temperature of the food constant. When aquatics specific sales volume was reviewed, services were able to be further reduced over total store sales alone. Stores without aquatics systems were able to dramatically reduce pickup frequency. The changes were evaluated and implemented on store-specific results to maximize the impact and limit field disruption. VeriFicAtion oF eFFiciency And sAVings cAPtured: Petco completed verification of the new pickup frequency upon review of the itemized pickup detail provided by our waste haulers. Extra pickup requests were monitored for the next few months to ensure the stores were not having issues with overflows at the new service levels. Savings varied based on the number of pick-up days eliminated, but most locations experienced between 4 percent and 10 percent reduction in expense at their respective location. 70 | 2012 Best Practices

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PRSM 2012 Best Practices

Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Exterior Rebranding
Exterior Rebranding
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Applying Bipolar Ionization to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Save Energy
Determining Responsibility for Ceiling Leaks
HVAC Maintenance and Repairs Quote Review
Managing HVAC Energy Usage Without Installing an Energy Management System
Solving HVAC Issues on Landlord Operated Systems
Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program
Floor Replacement Planning and Execution
Improving Pest Control Monitoring to Maintain Store Cleanliness
Streamlining Store Cleaning Through Internal Benchmarking
LED Conversion Bolsters Ambiance, Bottom Line and Environment.
LED Gas Canopy Lighting Upgrade
Lighting Maintenance
Retrofitting Signage with LED Technology
Performing Basic Troubleshooting to Save Money
Implementing Repair Audits to Ensure Customer Safety
Improving Quality, Cost and Schedule Through Safety Education
Managing Extended Power Outages Through Emergency Response
Managing Risk Through Slip Resistance Testing
Creating Energy Teams to Pursue Opportunities
Formulating Green Solutions
Making Data Centers LEED Compliant
Outfitting Facilities with an Eye on ENERGY STAR Certification
Recycling Cooling Water From Air Conditioning Systems for Toilet and Landscaping Use
Sustainability-How the Facilities Team Can Contribute
Driving Down Waste Expense
Reducing Trash and Recycling Expense for Retail Locations
Transferring Compactor Maintenance to a Service Vendor
Waste Service Efficiency and Compliance
Waste Evaluation and Right Sizing to Reduce Cost
Asset and Service Warranty Tracking and Management: More Fully Realizing the Value of Budget Expenditures
Conducting an Organized Meeting
Proactive Maintenance Scheduling and Delivery
Repair Reductions by Participating in Design and Construction Table
Streamlining the Store Closing Process
Achieving Process Improvement Through Onsite Assessment of KPIs
Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget
How to Calculate Return on Investment
Tracking Finances for Facilities
Centralizing Vendor Training and Management
Creating a Service Vendor Call Center to Save End Users’ Money
Answering a Call Status Challenge with an IVR Solution
Communicating Product Recalls Using a CMMS-Inspired Module
Doing More with Less and Saving Money in the Process
Ensuring the Accuracy of Web-Based Maintenance Requests
Establishing an End to End Procure-to-Pay Process
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Provide Updated Process Improvements
Quality Management of Bundled Periodic Services
Reduced Dashboard Time at Supply Houses
Parking Lot Management
Creating Best-In-Class Snow and Ice Management White Paper
Energy Savings/HVAC Air Filter Bypass
Managing a Retail Lighting Retrofit Project – Bright Ways to Improve Your Lighting and Your Bottom Line!
Managing Energy Usage with Interval Meter Calibration
Navigating the Department of Energy’s Higher Efficiency Regulations
Supplier Insights into Competitive Sourcing White Paper
Testing HVAC System Options to Reduce Costs and Labor
Understanding Retail Facilities Sourcing White Paper
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

PRSM 2012 Best Practices