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Business Spotlight: Trash Doctors, LLC provides around the clock marine industry service

Business Spotlight: Trash Doctors, LLC provides around the clock marine industry service

As long-time employees of the maritime industry, the co-owners of Trash Doctors, LLC realized the specific need for an around the clock waste disposal service that could cater to the immediate needs of customers at a very competitive rate.

In 2012, New Orleans area natives Kelly Brouillette, Donald Rulh, and Spencer Sens pooled their years of experience in the maritime industry in order to make this much-needed service come to fruition.

Trash Doctors, LLC focuses on maritime waste disposal, USDA / APHIS waste and non-regulated waste disposal. The company services locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida.

Vessels that come into port from foreign waters can’t just throw trash in a dumpster. According to a United States Department of Agriculture regulation, the garbage and food waste has to be sterilized because it is a foreign entity coming onto American soil.

Trash Doctors, LLC services mainly offshore vessels, platforms, airports and boats in the Mississippi River – and any that need this USDA requirement to process waste.

The company prides itself in being one of the few, if not only, companies to provide this service 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

“We don’t have holidays. Our staff is always available to respond when called. Having experience in the marine industry has allowed us to understand that vessels come into port at all hours of the day and night. We are here for companies whenever is most convenient for them, not just convenient for us,” Brouillette said.

All employees, including the owners of Trash Doctors, LLC, are TWIC certified and are also approved with customs and USDA to transport regulated waste anywhere in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida.

“If an agency has companies in other states we service, they don’t have to be hassled with finding a different company for each state,” Brouillette said.

According to regulations, foreign waste has to be picked up within 72 hours of getting dockside. Working around the clock makes this process go much quicker and easier.

“No client wants to put a call in at 4 p.m. on Friday to their disposal company and hear that since Monday is a holiday no one will be able to do pick up until Tuesday,” Brouillette said.

Trash Doctors, LLC prides itself on customer service and fulfilling their clients’ needs. The process is streamlined so that instead of having four or five vendors for four or five states, clients can count on one vendor to take care of their waste disposal needs.

By the end of 2016, Trash Doctors, LLC should have all certification necessary to start providing medical waste disposal. The owners then plan to expand and also meet the needs of hospitals and occupational clinics.

“We try to keep it very streamlined for our clients. The maritime industry is constantly juggling numerous services for their clients and we want to give them piece of mind that we’ll handle this professionally and efficiently,” said Brouillette. “We’re all about helping the customer with their disposal needs – we provide a service for a great value.”

Customers can call 504-222-2471 or email info@trashdoctors.com 24 hours a day and get a free quote for services.

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