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Waste & Recycling Equipment Category
Brief Description / Typical Application
Main Material Classes
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60" Cardboard & Shrink Wrap Balers Economical solution for Cardboard and Shrink Wrap baling Cardboard Shrink Wrap

72” High Density Cardboard Baler

Great for larger size cardboard boxes



84” Vertical Baler

Huge feed opening and extra large bales


  30" Super High Density Small Baler with the power of a 60" Baler Cardboard PET Plastic Wrap
  Bin Compactors Compacts huge amounts of trash into polybags Mixed Trash Recyclables  
  60" Plastic Wrap Baler Excellent  Baler for Shrink Wrap / Plastic Wrap Plastic Wrap    

Thru-the-Wall Compactors

Discard trash from the inside to an outside compactor

Mixed Trash


Compacting Dumpsters - 6 Yd Front & Rear Load

Outdoor Compacting Dumpsters that can be strategically located and are tipped onsite by Haulers

Mixed Trash


4 Yard Stationary Compactors

For dry wastes such as cardboard



Hopper Compactors

Easily feed trash into compactor from the dock

Mixed Trash




The trash profile of a retail outlet is typically over 40% cardboard, 35% paper, 8% plastic, 1% metal, 5% glass, and 10% of miscellaneous waste.  Since a large percentage of the trash profile in the retail industry being cardboard and paper, it may be beneficial to read the information regarding Balers & Recycling for Newbies.

Department stores and retail generate approximately 90 pounds of waste and 70 pounds of cardboard per $1,000 in sales.  Shopping centers and malls generate approximately 2.5 pounds of waste per square foot.   Supermarkets generate approximately 165 pounds of waste and 100 pounds of corrugated cardboard per $1,000 of sales. Where discount stores generate about 70 pounds of waste and 60 pounds of cardboard per $1,000 in sales.

Oftentimes the biggest problem in reducing costs is management not taking the time to evaluate or understand very basic information that is readily available.  The approach for a large percentage of the management teams is that waste hauling fees and waste processing are just another expense like paying the light bill but this is not the case. There are multiple opportunities to reduce costs significantly whether the focus is on back of the house, dining area, pre consumer waste, post consumer waste or other areas.   Proper equipment can be the solution to rising costs in many areas...... Compactors, balers, grinders, shredders and other recycling and waste handling equipment can help you to spend less time and money on waste processing.  The retail industry can manage operations much more efficiently with the the right waste and recycling equipment as well as minimize the burdens associated with trash and trash expenses.

Recycling efforts should be very important to the retail industry.  Regulatory officials at all levels are calling for more recycling efforts, and there is much stricter enforcement towards the “producer responsibility” requirements for recycling  

There are many options for the retail industry to save on waste processing costs. Below are some popular products that can be helpful for the retail industry towards reducing and/or streamlining Waste Processing requirements. Facility size, waste hauler arrangements and other factors will determine the best approach that should be taken.

For a quick overview of Waste Reduction & Recycling Tips for Shopping Centers, click here

For assistance in determining the best approach for your particular facility, email WasteCare Corporation at sales@wastecare.com and in addition to your contact information, let us know the approximate volume of trash being hauled from your facility each week or month and the approximate waste hauling cost each month and we will be glad to give you some suggestions.

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