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Reducing clutter and trash is one of the problems that many businesses have to deal with. Not only that, more and more trash is filling landfills and causing a strain on the Earth, which is something that many are becoming more sensitive towards and therefore looking for ways to do their part. If you’re one of the many businesses that are looking at commercial trash compactors for the benefits it has on the bottom line and the environment, then it’s important to look into a variety of different options before deciding.

Space is a valuable resource at any business and when it is cluttered with loose trash that is requiring 10 times the amount of space that it would otherwise require if compacted then the decisions can be fairly straightforward. In this day and age, trash has to be managed efficiently and wisely.  Dumpsters are oftentimes overflowing, and cluttering the parking lots of businesses. It seems there is never enough space in the standard size dumpster. That’s where commercial trash compactors can come in handy. They are able to produce volume reduction benefits of up to 15 to 1 and even higher meaning that 15 cubic yards of loose trash can be condensed into 1 cubic yard of compacted trash. This means that much more trash can be put into the same size  dumpster than  before. In addition, by compacting the trash the problem of overflowing dumpsters is usually resolved as well.  

Oftentimes trash compactors are the first step towards better waste management because they are the easiest to implement without training of personnel or a change in routines. However once the benefits of waste compaction begins to be realized, then the progression to balers and other types of recycling equipment soon follows. Waste Equipment such as compactors can be the driving force for cost reductions and then the Recycling Equipment such as balers become the driving force for earning revenues from your waste stream. The basic premise for Commercial Trash Compactors is that they not only help streamline waste processing routines but the transport of waste you’re your facility is much less costly and much more efficient. It is the same logic and reasoning as to why balloons are not shipped in their blown up form, but instead are shipped in the deflated state. Imagine hauling repeated shipments of balloons that were already blown up and the amount of common sense that it would take to change that course of action, and it is no different with waste. Once you realize and accept how inefficient it is to pay for having loose waste hauled from your facility on an ongoing basis you will have plenty of incentive to implement compactors.  

Whether it’s trash being hauled to the landfill or materials to be recycled, you can rest assured that the larger the volume of waste or recyclables there is at a business, the greater the benefit commercial trash compactors are. Commercial compactors can either be a great first step, or an additional step for dealing with a large number of waste management issues. Whether its cost savings, overflowing trash bins, dumpster diving, fire hazards or overall safety that is the basis of your consideration, much peace of mind can be gained once commercial compactors are implemented.

Just like any other equipment the purchase of commercial trash compactors requires a little bit of prudence in determining the right type and size of compactor. There are many types and sizes plus numerous options and accessories to choose from that can fit almost any circumstance. Whether it is an indoor compactor or outdoor compactor that you are best suited for, or both, the time spent evaluating the right choice and making the right choice will be time well spent, with huge rewards if done properly.   


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