SWANA Welcomes Environmental Software Company to Affinity Program
Re-TRAC Connect Added to Preferred Provider Lineup
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to announce that Re-TRAC Connect has joined its growing Affinity Program. SWANA’s expanding lineup of affinity providers offers members with companies that have been carefully reviewed by SWANA’s Affinity Program Committee to earn the distinction of being a “SWANA preferred provider,” one of SWANA’s many membership benefits.
Re-TRAC Connect is a software company that offers configurable web-based platforming that transforms the way local governments manage and measure their waste and recycling programs. The software uses intelligent online forms to streamline and standardize data collection, instead of using traditional spreadsheets, email, and paper forms which many still rely on.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with SWANA as an affinity partner,” says Rick Penner, President of Re-TRAC Connect. “Local governments can save a lot of time using our software while instantly accessing the performance metrics needed to properly manage their programs. As a technical solution that drives efficiency, we know that Re-TRAC Connect will help SWANA members achieve their continual improvement goals.”
Re-TRAC Connect won the National Recycling Coalition’s 2014 National Recycling Award and the U.S. EPA’s 2013 National Notable Achievement Award for RCRA Sustainable Materials Management. Their expanding client network includes all levels of government, businesses, non-profits, and more.
“I am very pleased that SWANA is adding Re-TRAC to our Affinity Program,” stated David Biderman, SWANA’s Executive Director and CEO. “They are a highly regarded company that provides useful waste and recycling-related software to local governments in both the United States and Canada, and I am confident that SWANA-affiliated cities and counties will find value in their services.”
For more information on SWANA's Affinity Program, please visit swana.org/resources/affinityprogram.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.