Waste Management - Hastings

Wai Shing

When we put out the rubbish and recycling every week, very few of us think about what it takes to get it collected.

Waste Management is a trusted industry leader and the Hastings branch has recently completed a significant overhaul of its internal radio communications to maintain reliable, responsive, and professional services.  TeamTalk won the contract.

The issue:

Waste Management Hastings were using an old wideband analogue channel and needed to migrate to a more modern digital, narrow band solution.

The fix:

TeamTalk worked with Waste Management to create a customised fit-for-purpose solution, that would future proof their communication needs.

The benefits:

Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) offers clearer communication, more coverage, flexibility and over-the-air programming.

The growing suite of modern apps for DMR devices are improving all the time, offering things like GPS and job dispatch, but also providing increasingly important health and safety functionality.

Getting the job done:

TeamTalk refitted DMR hardware into the Waste Management vehicles and used ‘over-the-air’ programming to fine tune the entire fleet.

Following installation and programming, our expert TeamTalk personnel trained staff over two days to ensure they were confident and comfortable with the new upgrade.

Waste Management switched to the new digital service the following morning with TeamTalk mobile gurus onsite to help with any questions.

The customer is always right:

Waste Management Hawke’s Bay Regional Manager Brendon Walker says:

“The TeamTalk guys have been great. The gear and the network have exceeded expectations, both in terms of coverage, and ease of use.  The after sales service and training has been excellent.  We’re very happy.”