Waste Compaction Equipment Provides Numerous Benefits For Business
Regardless of the type of business or area of industry, waste compaction equipment can be a tremendously valuable addition to any company. They come in a variety of sizes and designs, each intended for specific applications. They serve many purposes, and they are virtually indispensible for the safe, efficient, and profitable operation of any business.
Some of the most common types of waste compaction equipment used nowadays are:
- Stationary compactors
- Self-contained units
- Pre-crusher compactors
- Multitenant residential compactors
Each of these designs is intended for a specific application and are chosen based on the power, workload, and space limitations of the company in question. Most clients will choose a specific type of waste compaction equipment based on power or volume requirements, opting for a high power unit that can handle large loads. However, space is just as important a concern, especially considering that high-powered units tend to take up a lot of space.
In some cases, small- and medium-sized companies find that they could compromise with a lower-powered–or lower capacity–unit that has a smaller footprint. Many of the better designed compact units on the market provide sufficient power for most applications, making them suitable for smaller businesses with correspondingly smaller floor space and smaller budgets.
Of course, high-performance and high-powered units have their uses. Larger companies with significantly higher demands in terms of performance and capacity can definitely take advantage of all the power that a fully-featured system can provide. For such companies, waste compaction equipment that can deliver a compaction ratio from 6:1 to 10:1 ratio are especially useful, allowing them to deal with most types of compacting and baling needs.
Compacting equipment can help reduce the space taken up by waste materials considerably. This is especially important for facilities that opt to store their waste material onsite for extended periods before transporting it to an offsite facility for later processing and/or disposal. For such companies, there is always a need to store these materials neatly and safely on the premises, where they will not get in the way, hinder efficiency or productivity, or entail a safety risk.
If the customer routinely transports waste offsite instead of keeping them on the premises, waste compaction equipment serves an equally important function. By compressing the waste into more manageable bales and stacks, they can be loaded and transported much more easily and much more quickly, at significantly less cost. Smaller loads also mean that more bales can be fitted into a truck, resulting in fewer trips required to deal with entire loads. This can have a noticeable effect in terms of reducing the cost of waste disposal transport.
Another lesser known benefit of waste compaction equipment is the ability to pack waste materials in a manner that is much safer to the public. Compacted waste discourages scavengers, reducing human contact with hazardous materials and the spread of potential contaminants. Along with all the other benefits that waste compaction equipment provides, investing in such equipment could be one of the most profitable decisions that any business owner could make.