Refuse vs Refuse: A huge difference in our name!

From the thousands of phone calls overheard in our office, one can gather that numerous people do not understand our company name, Refuse Specialists. It is easy to tell from the explanations on our end, the conundrum people experience when presented with our company’s name.

If you look up “refuse” in the dictionary, or since we are in the technology age, Google it, you will get a variety of “to decline” or “to deny”. If you move Refuse VS. Refuseyour eyes just a little further down the page you will see this definition; Refuse: something that is discarded as worthless or useless; rubbish; trash; garbage. It’s even pronounced slightly different than “to refuse something”. (Check out the differing pronunciations here.

In the context of our company name, refuse is exactly this: garbage or trash.   The name illustrates that we are “Trash Specialists”, which in fact we are. Which is the whole idea of our company name! We want to convey that we are in fact specialists of trash. It is what we do. We ultimately become your outsourced waste department, and it’s best to have specialists on your team, right?

Let’s keep going with these definitions, a specialist is a person who devotes himself or herself to one subject or to one particular branch of a subject or pursuit. As Refuse Specialists we strive to have a deep and broad understanding of the waste industry. With one of the top producing National Account Representatives for a prominent hauler as our CEO, and over 25 years of waste industry experience under our belt, we have a dense knowledge, and solid grasp on the waste industry. Due to our vast knowledge and experience, we have acquired portfolios that total almost a million units and have been in the industry for decades. One of our largest clients, Equity, owns around 140,000 units, thought they had the best rates possible and we still beat their rates by over 30%.  Which is why we call ourselves Refuse Specialists.

Now that you know the true meaning of the name Refuse Specialists, we hope you won’t refuse our expertise!  Sorry for the play on words, but we had too!