If your business finds itself throwing empty cans in bins on a regular basis then there is a high chance your business could strongly benefit from a can crusher. A can crusher will squash down each can and reduce the overall volumes by up to 90%. The crushed can is then thrown in the bin and it takes a lot longer to fill.
It is a simple explanation as to how a can crusher will reduce your costs. More space in a bin, equals fewer bin collections, which means a reduction in costs. The cost of owning or renting a can crusher will be cheaper than the cost of bin collections, which are rising all the time.
When we think of bins we think of them as our key item for waste disposal. Whether it is general domestic waste or voluminous waste items, the bin is generally our first port of call. This can be problematic when disposing of certain waste types, such as cardboard, plastic and cans. They are all recyclables as well as voluminous, so it is not environmentally friendly and inefficient to put these in bins. While cans are not as common in the workplace as cardboard and plastic, they are an issue for certain businesses like food producers and ship manufacturers, whose raw materials are often contained in voluminous cans.
With landfill tax rising for waste management businesses year-on-year, the cost is being passed on to the customer. Reducing bin numbers or even removing them altogether will help to avoid these potentially damaging price increases.
Steel and aluminium cans are able to be collected by a metal recycler, who will collect these for a fraction of the price of a bin collection. Not only is it cheaper but as the material is recycled rather than sent to landfill, the green credentials of your business will improve enormously. Becoming greener is not a difficult task nowadays. By installing the correct equipment like a can crusher, your business is doing its bit for the environment, which will not go unnoticed at inspections and by other businesses. By enhancing green credentials it also saves money, so it is more efficient, easier and cheaper to have a high level of green credentials than to not.
As well as cost savings, an increase in space can also be achieved with the installation of a can crusher. The machine’s small footprint and tractability allows it be placed virtually anywhere in the workplace without taking up much room. Bins are normally stored in a separate area due to volume, mess and smell. If bins can be removed from this area then space is created for more freedom to move about. Placing the can crusher close to the source of waste cans will also save time walking to the bin area, which over a long period will save hours of staff labour time.
To summarise it is very straightforward and easy to reduce your costs with a can crusher. You reduce your waste volumes and as a result you reduce your bin collection charges, simple.