For years we’ve heard talk of buying local.
Often, it’s little more than a marketing pitch – something stuck in between sale signs on a supermarket shelf. The reason we should buy local; however, runs a little deeper than the managers special on eggs. Let’s take a look at some reasons why you should consider buying local, and how this applies specifically to the roll-off container business.
So, why is it beneficial to buy local?
It all comes down to community
Everyone knows that in order to be a good citizen of our democracy, we have to vote. Voting is often considered, in fact, to be the essential responsibility Americans have to the functioning of government, aside, perhaps, from paying taxes. But democracy is only a political system – really only half of the equation. What about economics? What about being a good citizen of a capitalist democracy?
We don’t have to wait until we’re in the polling booth to cast our votes. We vote every day when we decide where to spend our money. Each dollar that goes to Walmart or Best Buy is a dollar that comes out of the pocket of a mom and pop retailer. Each dollar that goes to online shopping represents a loss to the local tax base. But so what? We’re saving money, so it’s worth it, right?
According to an infographic from thelocalexchangemarietta.com, local retailers generate 70% more economic activity per square foot than big box stores. That graphic contains another particularly surprising statistic; if every American family spent $10 more a month at local businesses, over $9 billion would be directly returned to local economies across the nation.
How does this apply to the hauling business?
The town general store has long been seen as a victim of our changing economy. But beyond the so-called “retail apocalypse” are a whole host of other local businesses that have been hit hard by the trends corporate consolidation and globalization of the last 20 years. Hauling is no exception.
Transportation costs are a major part of many industries. In hauling; however, transportation essentially is the cost. The closer to home your roll-off container rental provider is, the lower the fuel costs and environmental impact are. At R&R containers, we keep our service area small, and pass the savings on to you!
When you order a roll-off container from a corporation or chain, oftentimes you’re not even in contact with the people who will actually be providing your container rental. Big corporations act as dealers, hiring someone else to do the job and lining their pockets by overcharging you. Go straight to the source with R&R containers.
Whether you need some minor junk hauling or a regular dumpster pickup, R&R is your local source. Support our Marietta community with your dollars – call today.