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You have spent a lot of money on your company's recycling bin. This investment was meant to help your business be environmentally-friendly, make it easier to organize the trash and to ensure the vicinity was clean and neat. Now you have to find ways to maximize your investment. As a business, particularly one where a recycling bin is in a public venue, ow

A Guide to Trash Compactors: Why You Need One

Raymond Roberts 2016-09-17 09:00:00

If you own a business, chances are good that you’re constantly looking for ways to increase profits and save money, right? One of the last things you may have thought about, though, is how you could save money in a better waste disposal system. Trash or waste compactors help you to dispose of your trash efficiently, safely, and in an earth-friendly way, on top of the operational and financial benefits you will enjoy. You can learn about

Here are some reasons why you should invest in a commercial trash compactor for your business, and what you can and cannot put into a compactor (depending on the model):

1. Save Space

When you have a garbage compactor, it reduces the volume of your trash, making it less bulkier and therefore easier to dispose of. The machines compress your garbage into smaller bales or cubes that are easier to manage. Trash that has not been compacted takes up space that you could use for other processes or equipment. Learn more about commercial recycling and waste equpment at Rotobale Compaction.

2. Boost Your Company’s Green Efforts

With today’s concern for climate change, companies are expected to be green. When you manage your trash more efficiently, you will also increase your business’ environmental efforts. This will be noticed by customers and staff members alike, and can help spur more business with clients who prefer to deal with environmentally friendly companies.

3. Save Money in Trash Fees

When you reduce the volume of trash you put out, you will reduce the number of trips it takes to remove the garbage from your business. Regardless of whether you deal with your garbage yourself or you have a company come to remove it, it will cost less in fuel, time, and transportation costs.

4. Get Rid of Dumpster Problems

External dumpsters can be incredibly troublesome. When you get rid of external dumpsters you can reduce or eliminate employee pilferage, employee injuries, and mis-use of the dumpster by passersby and neighbours. Garbage compactors eliminate accidental littering when the wind catches garbage and flings it out of the dumpster, and gets rid of spills. Problems with smells and pests will also be removed. Techletter.com also has more information about potential problems that come from dumpsters.

5. Find a Compactor Perfect For Your Needs

Rotobale has a range of trash compactors and equipment like apartment compactors, vertical balers, vertical compactors, self-contained compactors, stationary compactors, and pre-crushers.

What You Can Put In A Compactor

Just like residential-sized compactors, there are some things that are not meant to go into a garbage compactor:

1. Electronics

Don’t put batteries, radios, computer components, TVs, or other electronic devices into your unit. These will not properly compact and there are laws about what can and cannot go to the dump; there are special rules regarding how to dispose of electronic waste.

2. Meat

Try not to put leftovers, fresh meat, or fish into the compactor since they will spoil and create bacteria if left to sit too long.

3. Burning Materials

Cigarettes, cigars, and other hot items like matches and candles should never go into the compactor since it could start a fire.

4. Toxins or Cleaning Agents

Do not use the compactor to dispose of any toxic materials or cleaning agents that could cause issues when released into the environment.

5. Pet Waste or Human Waste

Pet waste should go into the regular garbage or flushed; baby diapers should not go into the compactor either.

6. Grease and Oils

Never pour oil from your fryer into the compactor. It could leak and might cause mechanical trouble as well. Use your oil removal service.

7. Gardening Items

Gardening items, flowers, plants, dirt, and pesticides are not meant to be compacted. If you can, compost organic materials and follow the directions on the container to dispose of pesticides.