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Haul of Fame: Commercial Waste Reduction and Recycling (CWRR)

Road to fame: Commercial Waste Reduction and Recycling (CWRR)

Welcome to "Celebrity Journey", this is Rubicon's weekly series. We sat down with a porter partner to talk about their company, their community, and how they can work with Rubicon to accomplish our mission of ending waste.

As our country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the men and women of these companies are on the front lines, continuing to drive their daily routes and keep our communities safe and clean. Their work is the key to protecting public health, and we are now more than ever grateful to them for providing this basic service to our society.

Commercial Waste Reduction and Recycling (CWRR), headquartered in Black Diamond, Washington, is a first-generation waste and recycling transporter that provides carts and front-end loaders for recycling in the greater Seattle area. CWRR has been working with Rubicon since 2018.

David Ambur, the owner of CWRR, sat down with Rubicon to talk about his company and Haul of Fame's mission.

How does Rubicon's mission to end waste match CWRR's own corporate mission?

CWRR: Since its establishment in 1988, Commercial Waste Reduction and Recycling (CWRR) has been committed to reducing the amount of waste discarded by customers and recycling as much as possible of all other items discarded by customers. We are always looking for new ways to help our customers reduce waste. This is mainly related to packaging materials.

How does CWRR stand out from the competition?

CWRR: CWRR provides our customers with courteous, friendly and responsive services at reasonable prices. We not only use simple high-value materials produced by our customers, but also collect and process strange materials that are difficult for them to recycle.

What is CWRR's view on participating in the circular economy and helping to build a more sustainable future?

CWRR: We practice what we preach. Our offices and stores can reuse and recycle 99% of the items.

What is one of the strangest items or the most numerous items you are required to compost?

CWRR: Some of the waste produced by our local small breweries during the beer brewing process.

What do you like most about the community where you work and the customers you serve?

CWRR: They are committed to doing their part to live in a clean and resource-sustainable environment.

In five years, how will CWRR see itself?

CWRR: We are looking for investors and greatly expand our plastic collection and recycling services. The innovation in plastic recycling is huge, but we have only touched the tip of the mountain.

Chris Watts is Rubicon's senior director of innovation and transportation relations. To stay ahead of the new global partnerships and cooperation announced by Rubicon, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or contact us immediately.

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