Ryan Wurgler, CEO
Effective management of liquid waste is one among the many critical challenges our world encounters today. With the world’s population pacing to hit eight billion in the next two to three years, millions of tons of liquid waste are generated globally every day.
On that note, it becomes imperative for producers of these liquid wastes— like restaurants, malls, casinos, sports stadiums, grocery stores, and car washes, among others—to manage the waste wisely without affecting the environment and people’s health. They should also ensure that the wastes that can be recycled are treated and reused to tick the sustainability factor. Helping clients in achieving these goals by optimizing their liquid waste management process through its state-of-the-art technologies and providing unique and individualized solutions is Houstonbased Waste Resource Management (WRM).
WRM is a vertically integrated environmental services company that owns and operates a portfolio of companies focused on collecting, treating, dewatering, recycling, and transporting liquid waste. The company recycles liquid wastes into dust control products, renewable energy resources and amendments, animal feed and animal health compounds, and compost and soil amendments, among others. Some of the other services the company provides include hydro-jetting, grease trap replacement and repair, and plumbing.
“We always strive to ensure it’s a win-win situation for our customer and our company,” says Ryan Wurgler, CEO of Waste Resource Management.
While focusing on sustainability, the company tailors its recycling process to its clients’ requirements so the recycled product can be used by them in whichever way they desire. For instance, if a client does not want any inorganics in their compost, the WRM team ensures it collects the right waste product in the front end for recycling, all the way through the final output to meet clients’ finished product requirements. Product quality and safety are major concerns WRM addresses in the management of liquid wastes. To ensure quality and regulatory compliance standards are met, the company samples every load and tests every tenth sample of liquid waste in its highly advanced laboratories and informs generators if it finds anything unusual or contaminated. WRM also educates the clients on the dos and don’ts to avoid these contaminations and guides them throughout the process in getting the right raw material necessary to produce a reusable product. On an equal note, it keeps close tabs on the regulatory and compliance requirements with respect to different waste management processes that may vary across different states and stays abreast of any changes in federal or state legislation.
With over 10,000 clients, WRM operates in states like Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, and Colorado. The company’s diverse clientele includes numerous governmental organizations, schools, hotels, casinos, prisons, hospitals, restaurants, commercial car washes, and stadiums. With a penchant for exceptional customer service, around the clock response, and a commitment to sustainability, WRM, since its inception, has helped thousands of clients in optimizing their liquid waste management process. In one instance, WRM helped a client dispose of a product that contained contaminants by developing a process to extract the contaminants from the waste. After treating the remaining waste, WRM converted it into a reusable and sustainable product, which eventually saved the client thousands of dollars annually. “We always want to look at sustainability by eliminating disposal as much as possible and focus on reuse and recycling,” says Wurgler.
Down the road, the company aspires to scale further in the marketplace by constantly innovating the waste treatment technologies of its plants and solutions delivering better optimization. The company has also developed a couple unique ways to efficiently handle the management of liquid waste, which it plans to unveil shortly. The WRM team envisions redefining the dynamics of the liquid waste management industry by carefully listening to its customers and understanding their problems. “Sometimes, the best ideas come from our customers when they ask simple questions and that idea or question will ultimately lead us to create great solutions,” concludes the CEO.