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The Industry Comes Together for the 4th Safety Symposium

The Industry Comes Together for the 4th Safety Symposium

Last week industry leaders, government officials, and the public gathered together for the 4th NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium. The event was hosted by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the City of New York Business Integrity Commission (BIC), the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management Inc.

Sadly waste & recycling collector is the 5th deadliest job in America. The purpose of such an event is to bring folks together in the interest of bettering safety practices industry-wide in hopes of improving this statistic. Commissioner and chair of the BIC, Daniel Brownell, kicked off the symposium by stating that “the government needs to work with the waste and recycling industry to mandate certain safety protocols and equipment that every truck should have, such as GPS.”

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Ron Bergamini CEO April Testimony to BIC on Trade Waste Cap Rates

Ron Bergamini CEO April Testimony to BIC on Trade Waste Cap Rates

TESTIMONY OF

ACTION ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP

RONALD S. BERGAMINI, CEO

BUSINESS INTEGRITY COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING ON TRADE WASTE CAP RATES

DANIEL D. BROWNELL, CHAIRMAN

APRIL 9, 2018

 

Good afternoon Commissioners, my name is Ron Bergamini, CEO of the Action Environmental Group, the parent company to Action Carting, the largest private hauler of solid waste in New York City.

At the hearing on October 18, 2017, I testified on the merits of the rate cap and additional costs facing all responsible solid waste companies. Please refer to that testimony for your review as it frames the discussion in terms of business fundamentals affecting all industry participants.

We feel the need for a rate cap has passed. The basic economic problem with any artificial price restraint is that it distorts markets. One consequence is less investment and less customer choice. These are hardly the goals of an enlightened industry. I would also like to echo and support the written testimony of Mr. Steve Changaris, the New York City Chapter Director of the National Waste & Recycling Association (“NWRA”).

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BIC Trade Waste Safety Manual

BIC Trade Waste Safety Manual

New York City's Business Integrity Commission (BIC) recently released their Trade Waste Safety Manual. The guide will act as a manual for carting companies big and small to develop a safety program at their company. It covers important laws and rules, as well as industry best practices. We were honored to be a contributing member of the Commercial Waste Zone Collection Safety Working Group (Working Group).

BIC Commissioner and Chair, Daniel D. Brownell, had this to say about the manual:

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New Year, New Career - HR Corner

New Year, New Career - HR Corner

The start of a new year is the time for new beginnings! If starting a new career is one of your resolutions, there are a few things you should consider.

Company Culture:

While you are planning a change in your career path, you should really look into the company culture of your new employer - and by “company culture”, I mean the company’s personality. Sure, looking at the tasks and responsibilities are important, but they are only a part of the job. You also want to find out what makes that employer so unique!

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Victory in Action: The 2018 CEO Report Tri-State Corporate Culture Award

Victory in Action: The 2018 CEO Report Tri-State Corporate Culture Award

On January 24th, we were proud to take home the 2018 CEO Report Tristate Corporate Culture Award! This now makes it the second year in a row that we have won, this notable award. To qualify for this, we answered some essay questions that allowed us to tell our story as an industry as well as what makes our culture unique.

Corporate Culture Award

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The Action Environmental Group - 2017 Safest Driver of the Year

The Action Environmental Group - 2017 Safest Driver of the Year

This past weekend, our Risk Management Team had the honor of presenting our first ever Safest Driver of the Year Award. The winner of this award received an all-expense paid trip to Disney World for themselves and their family. To win, drivers/helpers had to have no preventable incidents and no call outs, for all of 2017. All drivers and helpers were qualified for this award program.

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The Christopher Lee Project

The Christopher Lee Project

With our Action in Action blog series, we love bragging about all of the amazing things our team members do to improve the community they live in. This time, it's our Newburgh Transfer Station Operator Tromain Lee's little boy who is going above and beyond this holiday season.

Meet Christopher - a boy with a heartfelt mission!

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Proud To Be Named A Top Workplace In North Jersey

Proud To Be Named A Top Workplace In North Jersey

Last night we were honored to be named one of the Top Workplaces in North Jersey by North Jersey Media Group.

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Stepping Into Action: The Super Stroll Challenge

Stepping Into Action: The Super Stroll Challenge

Here at Action, we like to take part in some healthy competition. September 7th kicked off our companywide walking competition known as the Super Stroll Challenge, provided by Walkingspree. Our employees were placed into teams of 3-6, where they improved their fitness and tracked their activity. At the end of the challenge, there were 2 categories of winners: team and individual. The group that walked to victory was the Chester Ladies! This winning team includes Crystal Cabezal, Deb Maldonado, and Kathy Smith from Dispatch as well as April Levine and Donna Lazar from Billing. Chester Winners

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Ron Bergamini CEO Testimony to BIC on Trade Waste Cap Rates

Ron Bergamini CEO Testimony to BIC on Trade Waste Cap Rates

Testimony of

Action Environmental Group

Ronald S. Bergamini, CEO

Business Integrity Commission

Public Hearing on Trade Waste Cap Rates

Daniel D. Brownell, Chairman

October 18, 2017

Commissioners, my name is Ron Bergamini, CEO of the Action Environmental Group, the parent company to Action Carting, the largest private hauler of trade waste in New York City. I am proud to be part of this vital industry that serves the largest and best city in the United States. There are many professionals in the industry who care deeply about the service they provide – from the driver to the board member, this commitment and dedication is critical to meet the growing complexity of the industry.

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Hope & Heroes Patient Story: Jayden Salomon

Hope & Heroes Patient Story: Jayden Salomon

Patient Stories

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jayden Salomon

Giving you an up-close look at the impact that the Hope and Heroes organization and Columbia University Medical Center has on the children it treats in the tri-state.

This is Jayden's story...

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Tania From AR Speaks Up For Those in Puerto Rico

Tania From AR Speaks Up For Those in Puerto Rico

It saddens us to think of all of those effected by the various natural disasters over the past few weeks. Heartbroken for those who were effected by the hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Caribbean and the earthquake that left Mexico City in ruins.

While we all watch the coverage of these events in disbelief, sadly it hits home with many of our employees. Many of whom have family or friends who were effect by these disasters one way or another. Most times we feel helpless and do not know where to start in order to help the victims rebuild their lives.

Members of our team have jumped into action. Our own Gina Wintermute from finance stepped up with her animal rescue organization Big Dog Rescue Project to help the animal shelters effected by Hurricane Harvey.

Tania Colon from our accounts receivable department, wrote an open letter to the company asking for help and donations for those effect by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Tania writes...

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See How Hope & Heroes Helps Local Children In Their Fight

See How Hope & Heroes Helps Local Children In Their Fight

We are more than proud to continue to spread the message for our friends at Hope & Heroes whose mission is to fund the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center. The awareness and donations they raise, goes to treatment and care for local children which gives them their best chance to overcome their disease but also allows them to experience as much of their childhoods as possible.

Don't just take our word for it...see what an amazing impact this organization and Columbia University Medical Center has had on local children and their families on their fight against cancer.

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Action In Action: Patty From Risk Donates Her Time In Memory Of A Dear Friend

Action In Action: Patty From Risk Donates Her Time In Memory Of A Dear Friend

We love to highlight when members of our team donate their time outside of work for causes they feel passionate about. Today Patty Granados from Risk is donating her time to honor a dear friend. Here is her story...

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Hope & Heroes Patient Story: Jack Cloonan

Hope & Heroes Patient Story: Jack Cloonan

Patient Stories

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jack Cloonan

Giving you an up-close look at the impact that the Hope and Heroes organization and Columbia University Medical Center has on the children it treats in the tri-state.

This is Jack's story...

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Action Teams Up Again with Hope & Heroes!

Action Teams Up Again with Hope & Heroes!

This September Action is back to show our support for Hope and Heroes! Last year our goal was to raise $20,000 for the charity and this year we are determined to meet our goal! Just like last year, Action will match every dollar raised via our Action donation page www.hopeandheroes.org/action

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Gina Wintermute Asks For Supplies For Dog Shelter After Texas Hurricane

Gina Wintermute Asks For Supplies For Dog Shelter After Texas Hurricane

Our very own Gina Wintermute from finance is acting fast after this past weeks hurricane in Texas. After this devastating storm, the animal shelter in Port Lavaca was wiped out so they are in need of supplies. The local rescue organization, Big Dog Rescue Project is stepping in.

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Come Support Yamayra Alvarez's Nephew Myan At The Congenital Heart Walk!

Come Support Yamayra Alvarez's Nephew Myan At The Congenital Heart Walk!

My name is Yamayra Alvarez from Brooklyn Dispatch at Action. My nephew Myan has 3 heart diseases. Myan had open heart surgery when he was 2 months old and another two surgeries in 2015 and early 2016. Myan’s mother Michelle Velez is an open book when it comes to raising a child with a Congenital Heart Defect. This year on October 15th we are hoping to get a team of people to help support Myan and all those effected by congenital heart disease by participating in a walk. Read more here about Michelle’s story and the details of the fundraiser!

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More Than Waste

More Than Waste

Dale Carnegie famously said you should always catch people doing something right. With that being said, we would like to take his advice and give a shout out to our driver Bryce Pointer and his helper Donnie McMillan Truck 203 from our Jersey City Action depot for establishing a great relationship with the neighborhoods they service.

While out on a route observation, one of our Risk Management team members, Bill Falleta, witnessed something incredible. People in the neighborhood were happy to see our driver and helper Bryce and Donnie! Bill witnessed people smiling and waving to them while others came running by with some cold water to keep them hydrated on a hot summer night. Bill said that the best part of the night was when an elderly woman and her dog came out of a residential building just to see our guys work. She said that she and her dog come out every night to greet them and her dog loves to watch them in ACTION! (Get it). Bill added that, “you can tell there was a relationship built there, both Bryce and Donnie walked over to pet the dog and speak to the woman for a bit, it was nice to see that this crew had a great relationship with the neighbors on their route.”

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Come See Us At WFAN’s Yankees Radio Fan Fest

Come See Us At WFAN’s Yankees Radio Fan Fest

Come by and see us at this Saturday's WFAN’s Yankees Radio Fan Fest.

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