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A Guide to Buying Trash Compactors for Small Businesses

By Edited Sep 10, 2016 0 0
Business Waste

 Waste generated from industrial production is inevitable in today’s generation—so much so that it usually exceeds manageable quantities for many small businesses. Some countries have laws for industries to have correct waste disposing systems while keeping the environment in mind. These issues have brought up a necessary use of commercial compactors for many small businesses. These units usually have a large up-front cost, so before you make a purchase, it is smart to take a few points into account.

Volume of business waste

The first step is to determine how much waste you are actually generating. The cost of moving trash can often be quite high, and compactors can dramatically reduce volume, and therefore, transportation costs. But again—if your business does not generate sufficient trash, then the expense of a compactor will be far higher than generic trash disposing costs. Keep in mind that compactors also need electricity to run on, which will be an on-going cost.

Form of business waste

The selection of your compactor will depend on whether your waste is wet or dry. Food joints, schools and hospitals all generally produce wet waste. Self-contained compactors are ideal for these types of businesses. Stationary compactors should be used for dry waste such as cardboard, plastic, paper and aluminium. Recyclable material like cans and bottles should obviously be organized appropriately.

Available space

Space is a big problem, especially with commercial property rates on the rise. Portable compactors take up less room and free up space for other use. You also have to decide whether you want it installed inside or outside. Keep in mind that waste gives out odour, so be sure to pick a compactor that has a built-in odour control sanitation system. Placing the compactor in a place where it is easy to remove and collect makes the whole process much less time-consuming.

Business budget

At the end of the day, the business budget will ultimately determine which compactor is suitable. Along with the budget, you have to figure out the long-term savings a compactor will produce for the business. Keep in mind the transportation costs and money saved through recycling.

Compactors may not only help you save money, but also lower the volume of overall trash. This helps deal with common problems such as rodent infestation, or any other type of pests. They help save land that can be used for other, more important, business work. Compactors also help keep the working environment clean and hygienic. Little things like this often lead to increased employee motivation. Make sure you follow essential servicing routines and keep the compactor itself clean. These factors can lead to a controlled, economical waste disposable system in your small business. 



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