As a business owner, you are constantly looking for ways to cut costs and increase profits. A waste disposal system or waste compactor may be one of the last things you consider as a cost-cutting measure. A trash compactor not only helps you dispose of trash safely, efficiently, and environmentally friendly, but it also has real financial and operational benefits.
- Improve your company’s environmental efforts. By managing trash more efficiently within your company, you will be enhancing your environmental efforts, which both employees and customers will notice. Companies today are expected to be environmentally friendly.
- Conserve space. Compacting your trash reduces its bulk and makes it easier to dispose of. Trash compactors break down your trash into smaller, more manageable cubes or bales. Trash that has not been compacted can take up valuable space that could be used for other equipment or processes.
- There is a trash compactor that is appropriate for your specific situation. Harmony Enterprises offers a wide range of trash compactors and equipment, including indoor and outdoor compactors, liquid-tight compactors, stationary compactors, self-contained compactors, and others. We have compactors suitable for a wide range of spaces and applications.
- You’ll save money on gas, time, and transportation. When you use a trash compactor, you can reduce the number of trips you make to the dump or landfill, saving you money on gas, time, and transportation.
5. Reduce the issues associated with external dumpsters. External dumpsters can cause various issues, including employee safety, employee pilferage, and misuse of the dumpster by neighbours or passers-by. A trash compactor reduces the possibility of spills or trash being caught in the wind, which can occur with traditional dumpsters. Loose trash can also cause additional issues with odours and varmints.
Waste compaction is a straightforward yet highly effective method of dealing with waste materials in many businesses and industries. The advantages of waste compaction are difficult to overlook, whether you work in construction or retail. But, for the uninitiated, what are the actual benefits of waste compaction?
- Reduced Operational Costs
Waste management, like any other business cost, is unavoidable. However, it can be more expensive than necessary if the proper waste management policy is not in place – one that is effective and makes the right decisions about how waste is handled.
Businesses reduce waste volume and thus operational costs by compacting waste. A smaller volume of waste means fewer trips to collect it and fewer skips to store it, which means less money spent on skip hire.
Waste that has been compacted, such as cardboard, is also easier to store. This means you won’t have to pay for plastic bin bags, which are inefficient and hazardous to the environment.
- Improved Site Hygiene and Safety
Poor waste management or disposal can sometimes result in serious hygiene or safety issues. When waste is compacted, employees are less likely to slip, trip, or fall, making it easier to comply with workplace safety regulations.
- Expanded space
Waste compactors save space by compressing waste into smaller, easier-to-store pieces, reducing the size of bulky garbage or recyclables. Uncompacted waste takes up virtually no space, whereas compacted waste takes up only a fraction of the space. This means that storage or working space can be expanded.
- Reduced Labor Costs
Waste compactors can be operated with the simple press of a button. The compacted waste generated is also much easier to transport because it is now a single item rather than many loose pieces.
- Increased Productivity
Compactors are quick and simple to operate. You can have efficiently compacted ‘packages’ of waste with the simple push of a button. You don’t have to check if they’re full like you do with bins, and they require very little skill to operate.
- Aesthetic Advantages
Waste compactors not only help to clean up, but they also help to make a site more pleasant to work in. Many people dislike seeing loose waste or many bins, and waste pile-ups can be a real eyesore. Compactors eliminate the need for multiple bins and waste overflow, transforming disorganized areas into orderly ones.
- Environmental Pollution Reduction
As previously stated, waste compaction results in a smaller physical volume of waste in its entirety, resulting in fewer trips to collect it. A significant advantage of this is a lower carbon footprint associated with waste management, as fewer miles are required to drive between your site and either a landfill or recycling center.
- Improved Public Image
It is more important than ever to run a business well, with minimal environmental impact and efficient service. Employees, too, value an efficient waste-management process. Using a waste compactor is a good way to get started.
- New Revenue Streams and Improved Collaboration
You can ensure a steady, consistent stream of waste with a dedicated compaction strategy. This means you’ll have a better idea of how many waste collections you’ll require. Working with private waste collectors helps to establish a more consistent, proactive working relationship between your company and them.
When a compactor is used as part of a well-planned waste management strategy, you can predict your need for contracted waste collection and disposal, allowing you to provide more information to any company you collaborate with. They will be happier as a result, and the service will be better.