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Retailers & Grocery Stores

Waste Minimization Solutions

Quest relentlessly minimizes the waste your stores generate by deploying and managing cost beneficial programs that minimize your operation’s waste, water and energy footprints. Our full service programs provide one contact to manage all your waste streams, including food waste, used cooking oil, and meat & seafood.

1

Problem

A large grocery store chain with thousands of stores and distribution centers spread across the U.S. needed to dramatically reduce its ecological footprint to achieve its aggressive sustainability goal. The retailer did not have the staff nor the experience to expand a handful of promising landfill diversion pilots across its operation and needed to maintain costs.

2

Solution

Quest completed store assessments and calculated the retailer’s waste baseline. Based on the information received from the assessment, Quest developed and managed a host of integrated landfill diversion programs, which were incorporated across all stores. A program was designed to address the recycling of food waste, cooking oil, meat & seafood, cardboard and plastics, as well as manage the remaining MSW.

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Results

Through the creation of an online portal that analyzes the efficiency of each sustainability initiative at every store, Quest has given the retailer the ability to track sustainability throughout its entire network. As a direct result of the partnership with Quest, the grocery chain was recognized by the EPA as a winner in three categories of the agency’s Food Recovery Challenge: Leadership, Innovation, and Education and Outreach.

Additionally, with the help of Quest, the retailer was able to:

  • Prevent more than 277,000 metric tons of CO2, the same amount of emissions produced by nearly 54,000 cars over an entire year
  • Recycle more than 27,000 tons of organics
  • Recycle nearly 1,000,000 gallons of used cooking oil
  • Recycle more than 5,500 tons of meat & seafood

We Deliver

  • Customized waste minimization solution
  • Coverage in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico
  • Dedicated account management team available 24/7/365
  • Subcontractor sourcing, auditing and ongoing service monitoring
  • Environmental protection
  • Risk minimization
  • Competitive rates
  • Invoice verification and consolidation
  • Customized online reporting
  • Full visibility to your programs’ sustainability data
  • LEED© certification

Retail Services Include

We offer an array of services that will take care of your waste minimization, energy and water needs

  • Food Waste
  • Used Cooking Oil
  • Meat & Seafood
  • Grease Trap
  • Retail Hazardous Waste
  • Cardboard, Paper, Plastics
  • Universal Waste
  • Electronic Waste
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Sale or Rental of Compacting Equipment
  • Construction and Debris
  • LEED Certification
  • LEED Re-Certification
  • Energy Audits
  • Renewable Energy Credits


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