What to Look For in a Commercial Trash Compactor

What to Look For in a Commercial Trash Compactor

For a business owner to have a cost effective and efficient business, it is critical to have a good trash management process laid out in place. A commercial trash compactor makes the environment friendly and trouble free. Compactors reduce the size of the waste significantly and in turn help reduce pressure on landfills, dumpsters and the environment as a whole. In order to determine the best industrial compactor for your company, you need to consider a few things. Here are some suggestions that will help you during your discussions with a supplier.

Volume of waste
The first consideration is the volume of waste generated at any given place in a given amount of time. The expense of trash hauling can be high and a commercial compactor helps to decrease the volume remarkably and therefore reduce hauling expenses. However, the waste being generated should be sufficient enough to cover for the running and maintenance expenses of a compactor. Compactors need power to run which can be an additional expense.

Type of trash compactor
You need to evaluate whether the business needs an outdoor or indoor trash compactor or an combination of both by considering the current and future needs of the business. Find out whether there are any conditions that can ruin either the indoor or outdoor compactor.

Needs of the company
Consider all needs of your workers and the waste flow generated in the business to decide on the best commercial compactor for you. Some businesses may need an indoor compactor while another may need both outdoor and indoor. Identifying these factors at your business will help you focus on getting the most suitable option.

Space Available
There should be enough space not only for installation of the compactor, but also for an operating area. This determines whether the compactor will be installed outdoors or indoors. Another concern is the odor that emanates from garbage and so it is advisable to get one with an air sanitation system to keep the odors in control. The compactor should be placed very close to the waste generation point to make removal easy.

Creating a comprehensive requirement analysis will help you make a more informed decision when purchasing a commercial trash compactor. It will also ensure that you get great paybacks for the investment.

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