Paper Management

A.I.M PROGRAM The Co-Operative Recycling System Our A.I.M in-plant recycling program has many advantages:

  • Lower your trash bill
  • Reduce waste going to landfills
  • A vital element of your sustainable packaging effort
  • Boost your company’s “Green” profile
  • Provides an accurate audit of your wastes
  • Potential source of untapped revenue

As a manufacturer you need to be efficient at what you do to be competitive and successful. You also have to watch every expense and capture every source of available revenue. That’s where we come in.

Overview

River Valley Paper Company designs and manages waste paper recycling programs to work in cooperation with personnel and management. We create successful programs that take into consideration the individual characteristics and needs of each facility. Our goal is to maximize revenue and reduce costs by identifying each waste stream and analyzing its potential. We have named this approach to recycling A.I.M, which stands for Analyze, Implement and Manage. We analyze each area of waste generation, implement changes that we mutually agree are beneficial and then co-operatively manage the changes that will maximize the value and revenue for your plant.


Analyze

A product manager will visit your facility and examine your needs, opportunities and limitations. First, we identify every point of generation and the value of each stream.

We evaluate the handling process at those sites to determine changes that will create maximum return to the plant. Then, we propose changes that enhance inplant handling and revenue potential. After consulting with the plant and management personnel, a decision is made based on our recommendations.


Implement

The implementation of change begins with management support and personnel education. An educated and informed team is important to the success of the A.I.M program. During the implementation portion of the program, we begin with “Recycling Product Seminars”. We define each grade and explain packaging requirements to all plant employees. Armed with the knowledge of the different values and quality needs, the implementation of the changes becomes successful.


Manage

You will have daily contact that answers any question you may have in regards to the program. We like to reevaluate the program every 6 months to ensure that we are providing a program that is 100% beneficial to you. We will re-analyze the program, identify the successes and provide a written evaluation to management. At the close of each month, a report detailing each shipment, grade, weight and value is provided. This report will help to insure that the waste percentages, grades and values are in line with the budget. We also do a year-end report that can be generated by grade or total tons and total revenue. Each month, we supply a market overview that will provide management with a snapshot of where the market pricing is and how it may or may not impact your revenue. We index pricing to a market publication and generally utilize the “Yellow Sheet” or the “Pulp and Paper Weekly”. At times, the market will spike above these published prices and we can provide shortterm premiums during these peak-pricing markets.

The A.I.M program is a continual process. As the paper industry keeps evolving and changing, we continue to identify those areas that are relevant for each facility, that add value. As we develop partnerships, we find there is a large range of unique benefits that partners can provide through the program, in addition to the waste.