Winter is a time for cozy sweaters, hanging lights, and baking warm sweet treats. It is also the time of year when winter storms can make roadways treacherous for drivers. 

It appears this winter will likely continue to be snowy and icy creating challenges and having significant impact on day-to-day life for recycling and waste management business and shredding operations throughout British Columbia.  Urban Impact would like to share a few tips to help keep your service from being uninterrupted and keep our drivers safe.

How do you make a meaningful connection with your various teams and their individual members? Engaging team members is something I think about a lot!   

Team engagement, interest and passion are topics of so many conversations, webinars, and learnings especially in this day where talent is extremely challenging to find and important to keep.  Urban Impact is of course not immune to the trends of the economy. Being a smaller locally operated group, we, too, work hard at keeping our teams full staffed, engaged, and productive.

As the leaves start to turn and fall from trees and the weather gets colder, it is a good time to prepare for upcoming winter storms.  British Columbia’s Lower Mainland experienced powerful winter storms last season. This year, it is expected that cold weather, snow, and ice storms will rival last year’s winter conditions. These predicted weather conditions will have a significant impact on day-to-day business operations throughout British Columbia. 

Why Prices Recycling  Materials Fluctuate

Many customers wonder why the price of recycling materials swing wildly and quickly.  We do too! 

Pricing for recycling materials is based on supply and demand and the market is global.  In the Pacific Northwest, we have a robust market for materials with plenty of domestic mills in the region and a vibrant export market that utilizes our west coast ports. Historically, these two factors usually keep the pricing of recycling materials relatively stable and demand active.