We’re Haulers, and We’re Recyclers, Just Like You
We run the largest independent roll-off company in the Rocky Mountains.
And we’re also software developers –
we put our experience to work for you in Starlight.
The Starlight Mission
With Starlight, roll-off companies optimize operations and maximize profits by streamlining processes and focusing on customers.
5280 Waste Solutions experienced extremely rapid growth.
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5280 Waste Solutions & 5280 Recycling Solutions
Bill Bradley founded 5280 Waste Solutions, his roll-off company in Denver, CO in 2012. Today it is the largest independent roll-off company in the Rocky Mountain West, running 33 trucks and fielding more than 1,600 containers with as many as 315 hauls per day. 5280 Waste is distinguished in the Rocky Mountain marketplace as the high service/high touch hauler, providing just-in-time, on-demand responses to contractors and other customers. Launched in 2019, 5280 Recycling Solutions has pioneered Colorado single-stream C&D recycling. We’re building end markets for all kinds of materials, and even doing our own wood shop manufacturing with 100% reclaimed inventory.
Early on, Bill recognized the complex, on-demand nature of roll-off would create operational challenges that could cap his growth. He understood roll-off haulers needed real-time information to manage inventory, successfully manage on-demand and just-in-time work, and to communicate with customers and drivers. The key was software to provide information visibility and real-time control to run the business efficiently and profitably under a wide variety of conditions and demands.
Before Starlight, the only software solutions available for roll-off were poor adaptations of residential and commercial hauling software or were fragmented solutions from disconnected vendors resulting in a patchwork of disjointed technology with large gaps in function and value.
Building a Software Team to Fix This Problem
The needs in his business cried out for an all-in-one solution that ran live from one end of the business to the other – including customer participation – to manage all aspects of the hauling and service delivery process. A system that would adapt on the fly, in a constantly changing, dynamic environment. That is what Bill wanted.
Drawing on his software background, Bill designed Starlight, and got exactly what he wanted, and what the industry needs.
Bill put together an experienced team of professionals – industry insiders with deep roots and many years of experience in the waste industry; hauling, disposal, logistics and the existing software that was available. He teamed them with software experts he’d worked with before, and a collection of high powered, experienced developers and managers with deep experience in modern, scalable, real-time system.
His roll-off business, 5280 Waste Solutions became an incubator – using operations within the company; developers rode in trucks, sat in dispatch, answered phones, took orders, and worked with contractors in the field. This hands-on approach created a program that solves the unique real-world problems faced by roll-off haulers across the country.
Multiple interconnected modules create a thread that links customers to sales and customer service reps to dispatch, dispatch to drivers, drivers to live container inventory, work orders to billing and billing to accounting. All at once. The systems run live, synchronously as one single organic entity from one end to the other delivering a seamless experience for the company and for its customers.
Starlight provides haulers with a full function and robust billing system, coordinated control of container inventory, pending work, changing work, truck and driver status, documentation and just-in-time customer requests. Real-time dispatch, contractor and driver apps with up to the minute information, and order submittal and invoices that customers can reach and manage on their phones, providing a 5-star customer experience.