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Carting Away New York City’s Garbage Cartel

Founder and President of Ecosav, Inc., Elana Amsterdam, earns the trust of clients and demands price breaks in a cartel-dominated business.

Working Woman
One Woman Business: Garbage Guru

Elana Amsterdam was quick to spot an opportunity for creative problem solving. Her one-hundred-company client list now includes Cafe des Artistes and ‘21’.

40 under Forty: Elana Amsterdam

“I came into this as an environmentalist,” says Elana Amsterdam, President of Ecosav “but what we are achieving for clients is not so much as protecting the environment as saving them money.”

The Wall Street Journal
By Poring Over Client’s Trash, Entrepreneurs Find Prosperity

It’s called “waste accounting,” and a big part of the work is telling private garbage haulers, notorious in some places for strong arm practices, that you would like to monitor their work, calculate any overcharges - and reduce their revenue.

CNN, the financial network
Turning Trash into Cash

With clients such as William-Sonoma Inc., Barney’s New York, Polo Ralph Lauren and the “21” club, Ecosav helps companies cut their trash costs by 50 to 70 percent.

Waste Age
RECYCLING: N.Y. Businesses Wising Up ...Haulers Are Too

As a growing number of cities mandate commercial recycling, private waste haulers will be scrambling to remain competitive in the market...