Waste compactors compact the most common waste types that businesses produce. These are cardboard, soft plastics and general waste. Cardboard and plastic are voluminous and although they are very useful for packaging and the protection of goods, once they have done their job they become a pain to dispose of. General waste is placed in black bin bags and takes up an awful lot of room in bins; businesses will often find themselves having to pay for fresh air to be collected when bags are not compressed.
The other issue with bins is the mess that develops if they overflow. This is not a welcome site for customers. With waste compactors however bins will never overflow if used properly.
Cardboard and plastic waste compactors squash the material down even if the cardboard is a full box therefore flat-packing is not required. When full, the materials can be tied together to produce a bale – these then get stacked away to await collection. Cardboard and plastic bins can then be removed from the premises as a recycler will collect the bales produced from the waste compactors.
General waste will always need to be placed in a bin however a business can heavily reduce the amount of bins they have with waste compactors. The black bags are compacted in the bin itself to create more room. With more room for bags in one bin, other bins will be rendered useless and they can be removed, which is a great money saver.
Waste compactors are safe and easy to use, staff will be able to concentrate on the jobs they enjoy doing rather than walking outdoors to a bin or constantly flat-packing cardboard boxes.
Waste compactors are there to help and will always save businesses money, space and time as well as helping to create a better impression for customers.