The can crusher is a fantastic piece of equipment for businesses that produce a large a number of empty aluminium cans. From food tins to paint cans, can crushers will reduce costs, space and time for your business.
Can crushers are designed to squash aluminium cans and tins down to a fraction of their former size. Containers of up to 30 litres are suitable for compacting inside a can crusher.
Can crushers are popular with food producers, with ingredients often being stored in tins. Businesses that use lots of paint, such as ship and yacht manufacturers generate a sizeable amount of large cans, which are ideal for can crushers.
Aluminium cans and tins will always have excess liquid inside and so an extraction filter is used as an integral part of the can crusher. The liquid filters through into a collection chamber, which keeps the crusher clean.
Bins are inadequate for storing voluminous materials. Cans and tins form a part of this list and they can fill an 1100 litre bin in very little time at all. Bins are also liable to overflowing, which is a safety hazard and generally looks messy. Once full these need emptying, which doesn’t come cheap and the costs are due to rise year-on-year due to landfill tax rises. Another issue is on collection day, there might be one full bin of cans but one half full. The cost to empty them is exactly the same, so money is wasted emptying the half full bin as the other half is just air.
Can crushers will reduce the volume of cans and tins by 5:1. This means bins take much longer to fill, resulting in fewer collections, which means cost savings. The quantity of bins will also be reduced if the cans require more than one bin, this saves space in the waste area and makes the premises look tidier.
Can crushers are flexible machines and have a small footprint compared to bins – in fact a solitary can crusher has the same footprint as one 1100 litre bin. They can be located as close to the waste source as possible, meaning staff don’t have to walk each time to the bin area, which is often positioned away from the main work space. Over a long period of time this can save valuable labour hours so staff can concentrate on the jobs they are paid to do.
Using can crushers will massively enhance the green credentials of any business which uses them. By sending fewer cans and tins to landfill, having fewer messy bins on site and having a can crusher on show, it will be clear to government inspectors and the public that the business is intent on being as green as possible.
Lastly, can crushers allow businesses to run the waste management side of things much more efficiently and with less expenditure. The difference between exclusively using bins and having a can crusher will show a noticeably positive difference virtually straightaway.