Trash reduction may not be at the forefront of your business’ mind but it is important to consider because it can be an expensive overhead if it is not managed with a meaningful strategy.
Reducing recyclable and general waste can save your business money but the right equipment needs to be installed for this to happen. The best trash reduction strategy to achieve this is undoubtedly installing waste compactors. Simply using bins on their own will not suffice if your business produces medium to large volumes of waste.
Waste compactors are manufactured in many different forms and are aimed at reducing various waste types. Cardboard and plastic compactors will handle and crush all of these materials, bin compactors will crush general waste and can compactors will compress empty cans and tins to a fraction of their original size.
If you find your business is struggling in terms of cost, mess, space or time with regards trash then a waste compactor is the answer.
For recyclable materials, a waste compactor will turn these into bales. These bales nullify the need for any recycling bins on site, saving money on waste collections. A recycler will also collect the bales cheaply or even for free as opposed to a waste management business who charge for every bin lift.
A general waste compactor will crush bin bags in an 1100 litre bin, reducing quantities by 5:1. This reduces the amount of trash collections, as the bins fill up in much less time.
Voluminous tins and cans can also be compacted, again reducing volumes by 5:1 and creating more space in bins for fewer collections.
Cardboard is the main waste source businesses are lumbered with. Every business receives its goods in cardboard packaging and these boxes are large in volume and multiple boxes take up all the space in a bin in no time. This costs money for regular collections, of which the price is increasing year-onyear due to landfill tax rises. The compactor will handle all waste cardboard, allowing these collections to cease, saving money on every collection.
All businesses produce general waste too but some a lot more than others. A lot of food waste goes in general waste bins, so places like schools, hospitals and restaurants often have a need for a general waste compactor. This compactor will not only reduce bin lifts but it will create a tidier environment where no bins overflow as well.
Can waste compactors are useful for businesses such as food producers and those in the marine industry for food and paint cans. Whole cans, like cardboard are voluminous in a bin and the collection costs soon add up. Reducing the volume 5:1 can decrease bin numbers and reduce costs.
Waste compactors will also boost your business’ green credentials. By reducing bins, starting cardboard and plastic recycling and less waste going to landfill, green credentials immediately increase. During health and safety inspections, with this knowledge and seeing a tidy waste area, the inspector will get a great impression.
To summarise, the best trash reduction strategy for your business is waste compactors. They will help to reduce and remove virtually all waste types, no matter how common or rare. They are increasingly important in a world, which is becoming more environmentally friendly all the time.
We’d like to thank QCR for this insight.