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Waste & Recycling Equipment Category
Brief Description / Typical Application
Main Material Classes
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Compacting Dumpsters - 6 Yd Front & Rear Load

Schools & education facilities can benefit greatly from Outdoor Compacting Dumpsters tipped onsite by Haulers

Mixed Trash


Stainless Steel Compactors with a Built-In Liftcart for the Kitchen area or Utility Rooms.

Indoor Compactor for compacting mixed trash into small cubes of trash contained in a polybag

Mixed Trash

  30" Standard Baler Bales a wide variety of recyclables into easy to small handle bales Cardboard Paper HPDE
  36" Stockroom Baler Small but efficient for baling cardboard, shrink wrap & PET Cardboard Shrink Wrap PET

42” Compact Vertical Baler

Up to 175 lb bale weights of Cardboard


Shrink Wrap  

48” High Density Cardboard Baler

Up to 900 lb bales of cardboard


Shrink Wrap  
  Vertical 60" High Density Baler Great forShredded paper Paper Newsprint  

Smart-Pack - Automatic Compacting Receptacle

Great for school cafeteria’s

Mixed Trash


25 Yard Self Contained Compactor

Outdoor Compactor hauled directly to the landfill

Mixed Trash

  Single Stream Self Contained Compactors (with Two Compartments) Large volume Schools, Colleges and other Educational Facilities can use one dual compartment compactor for processing both Recyclables and non-recyclables Recyclables
Mixed Trash

Indoor Hopper Compactors

 Compactors used in conjunction with 2 Yd Steel Containers tipped onsite by the hauler

 Mixed Trash

  Bottle and Can Crusher Multiple Bays can easily be added for separation and baling of different materials PET Cans  

Thru-the-Wall Compactors

 The compactors is located on the outside but  trash is discarded from the inside.

 Mixed Trash


Lamp / Bulb Crusher  

For crushing Fluorescent Bulbs

Bulbs only


2 Yard Stationary Compactors

Helps with dry wastes such as cardboard

Dry Waste 



Many states now make it mandatory to recycle in schools.  Recycling at school not only helps the environment, but it also teaches students civic and environmental responsibilities. 

Waste processing and disposal may not be a top priority at your school, college or university, but efficiency should be.  Trash expenses, including labor and hauling are more than many think.  Some items that schools can recycle are:

On average, the trash profile of Schools, Colleges and Universities is typically 10% cardboard, 32% paper, 9% plastics; 20% organics, 5% metal; 2% glass and 22% other.  Since a large percentage of the trash profile of schools is paper and cardboard, it may be helpful to read the information regarding Balers and Recycling for Newbies and Mixed Paper Recycling

On average the waste generated by schools is .6 cubic yards per person per month which is equivalent to approximately 125 gallons.  The waste generated per day is about one pound per person when the school has a cafeteria and 1/2 pound without a cafeteria .

For efficient recycling, place collection containers near where recyclables are generated.  Place containers for paper in each classroom, in the offices, mail room and near copy machines.  Place recycling containers for cans and bottles and other beverage containers, near vending machines, in the cafeteria and in offices.  In addition, place collection containers near trash cans in common social areas like hallways, the auditorium, gyms and breezeways and hallways.

In addition to placing containers in appropriate places where recyclables are generated, proper equipment can be the solution to the rising costs of waste processing. Compactors, balers and other recycling and trash handling equipment offered by WasteCare Corporation can help you to spend less time and money on waste processing.  The right waste and recycling equipment can help schools manage the headaches and burdens associated with trash and trash expenses, while at the same time doing your part for the environment.

Recycling efforts should be very important to schools, colleges and universities.  Not only are students calling for more recycling efforts, but also federal (and sometimes local law) is becoming stricter on defining the “producer responsibility” requirements for recycling.  Your choice and means of disposal for food / organic waste, plastics, paper, cardboard, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint, computers and other items is very important and in many cases regulated.  It is up to you to process and dispose of these waste materials properly.  

In order to keep your recycling efforts streamlined and producing for you, be sure to circulate reminders to teachers and staff about what and how to recycle.  Keep students informed on what and how to recycle and make reminder announcements periodically. Be sure that afterschool program staff, parent associations, and other outside groups are aware of your recycling program and make sure that recycling containers are set up at after school events.  Send information about your recycling program home with students to reinforce your message and keep the parents and caretakers informed and request their support by encouraging recycling habits at home.

Schools have several different options for saving on Waste Processing costs. Below are some popular products that can be helpful for Universities, Colleges and other schools to reduce and/or streamline 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 Schools, Colleges & Universities, 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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