Landfill and transportation costs continue to increase as regulations, land usage and traditional fuel prices change. Sending food to the landfill wastes our valuable resources and has a significant negative impact on our environment. It’s also very costly for our retailers.
Utilizing Divert’s proprietary technology and food waste management platforms, we designed a cost effective decarbonization solution for one of our customers. We provided a standardized collection system with infrastructure to support reliable management of their unsold food to create the highest diversion solution for them possible. This, coupled with real-time tracking solutions, allowed us to create a baseline for each of their stores and continue to measure impact over time. Our hands-on support meant on-going store-level calibrations could adjust and right-size their pickup service accordingly.
For this company’s +250 California stores, Divert improved their landfill diversion up to 90% within one year. In addition, our on-going store-level calibrations resulted in an average savings of $12,800 per store per year.
Increase in Landfill Diversion
Savings per Store per Year