Unlike cardboard and plastic there will always be waste streams which are not recyclable. This waste will probably be placed in a black bin bag, which when full will be dumped in a bin or skip.
This general waste is nearly always bulky and can fill up an 1100 litre bin or a skip in no time at all. The bin or skip may look full, but due to the voluminous nature of the bags, businesses will always be paying to dispose of fresh air, which is obviously a waste of money.
Then there is the cost of waste collections, which can be expensive and irritatingly so, when a bin may only be half full.
Installing a general waste compactor for your business creates a positive domino effect. Firstly it will squash the bags down to prevent an overflowing bin, this then allows more room for a larger number of bin bags meaning you are no longer paying to dispose of air. This can then reduce the number of bin lifts by 3:1 and there may be a bin or two that can be removed from the premises. All in all a waste compactor will save you money, form a tidier environment for staff and create a better impression on customers.
As well as the positive effect a waste compactor will have on your business, there are also environmental benefits. Compacting the general waste will result in fewer visits from the collectors who throw everything into a CO2 filled lorry. A reduction in time on the road will result in fewer environmentally nasty emissions.
Location is all important when placing a waste compactor as well. The area needs to be vast enough in order for a crane or Hi-ab to position the compactor securely. The ground should be levelled concrete or tarmac and in order for the compactor to be emptied efficiently there needs to sufficient space in the surrounding area.