Attention all NYC Customers:
Attention all NYC Customers:
Today we had the pleasure of presenting our 2nd annual Action Environmental Group scholarship award. The winner was High School Senior Gianna Falletta. Our CEO Ron Bergamini and her father NJ Sales Manager, Sal Falletta were on hand to present Gianna with her award. Her captivating essay and incredible 4.71 GPA makes Gianna the ideal recipient of this award.
In the fall she will begin the journey of receiving her Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University. She also plans on receiving her Masters in the field.
Read her award-winning essay below.
As unemployment falls to nearly 4 percent, a 17-year low, employers are finding it hard to find the right employees. Expanding the applicant pool to include individuals with criminal records is becoming increasingly necessary and attractive.
Action is happy to partner with Cornell University's ILR School, in their partnership with When People Work, GOSO, Defy Ventures and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, at their Reimagining Employment Summit: An Untapped Talent Pool. Join us for this unique program to learn from employers, including our own CEO Ron Bergamini as the keynote speaker, about their successful approach to hiring justice-involved citizens. Hear from three organizations, When People Work, GOSO and Defy Ventures, how they can work with you to find the right employee to suit your needs.
Looking for a career change? Have you sent your resume to hundreds of job postings but haven't had any responses? The problem may be your cover letter. You may ask yourself "do I really need a cover letter?" The answer is YES!
Your cover letter is your first opportunity to introduce yourself, present your qualifications, and show the search committee you are a potential candidate for the advertised position. Our Director of HR, Osa Willis, explains how to write a good cover letter.
When you work in the recycling business every day is Earth Day! But it's still important to come together at local events to speak to members of the community about the importance of recycling.
Let's take a look at all of the amazing events that took place this year that celebrated the planet and discussed ways that we can help save it.
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.”
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”).
We are honored to take part in today's moment of silence to memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death. April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support the sanitation workers’ strike rallying for fair wages and safer working conditions.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
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...
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.
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.