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WASTE RECYCLING CONSIDERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT for
TRANSPORTATION - AIRPORTS, ROADS & SHIPS

 

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Airports

 
Waste & Recycling Equipment Category
Brief Description / Typical Application
Main Material Classes
(Select the materials below for additional information)
 

Smart-Pack - Automatic Compacting Receptacle

For the concourse areas, quick service dining areas and other public areas

Mixed Trash

   
 

60” High Density Cardboard Baler

Up to 1,000 pound bales of Cardboard

Cardboard

 Newsprint

PET
 

60” High Density Shrink Wrap Baler

Up to 800 pound bales of Shrink Wrap

Shrink Wrap

 

 
 

60” Super High Density PET Baler

Up to 800 pound bales of PET

PET

 

 
  Bottle and Can Crusher Airport Recycling of PET and cans is easy with this Multiple Bay Crusher which allows for easy separation and baling of different materials. PET Cans  
 

6 Yd Front & Rear Load Compacting Dumpster

Outdoor Compacting Dumpsters are tipped onsite by Haulers

Mixed Trash

 

 
 

Container Ready Compactors

Compacts the trash in your existing 96 gal or 64 gal containers

Mixed Trash

Recyclables

 
 

Bin Compactors

Easy to use and easy to feed large volumes of trash manually, by conveyor or air

Mixed Trash

Recyclables

 
 

39 Yard Self Contained Compactor

Outdoor Compactor hauled directly to the landfill.

Mixed Trash

 

 
  Stationary Compactors For large volumes of dry waste at Airports Dry Waste

 Cardboard

 
  Pre-Crushers For handling Bulky Materials at Airports Bulky Waste    
 

Lamp / Bulb Crusher  

For crushing Fluorescent Bulbs

Bulbs only

 

 
 

Glass Bottle Crusher

For Crushing Glass

Glass bottles

 

 
 

Outdoor Hopper Compactors

Easy to Feed from a Dock – Easy to empty

Mixed Trash

 

 

 

Road Transportation

 
Waste & Recycling Equipment Category
Brief Description / Typical Application
Main Material Classes
Select the Material below for additional information
           
 

60” Mega Baler

For maximum density of tough materials including metals and many others.

Cardboard

 Metals

 
  Stationary Compactors For larger volumes of Dry Waste Cardboard

 

 
  Shredders and Grinders For almost any material that is too difficult for a baler or compactor. Tires Wood Metals
  60" Super High Volume Baler Can Bale large volumes of recyclables fast such as PET Aluminum Cans and more. PET Aluminum Cans  
 

Bin Compactors

Can feed large volumes of trash manually, by conveyor or air and is very user-friendly

Mixed Trash

Recyclables

 
  Pre-Crushers For handling Bulky Materials Bulky Waste    
 

Lamp / Bulb Crusher  

For crushing Fluorescent Bulbs

Bulbs only

 

 

 

Ships & Marine

 
Waste & Recycling Equipment Category
Brief Description / Typical Application
Main Material Classes
Select the Material below for additional information
 

Marine Compactor

Great for larger volume Marine applications

Mixed Trash

Recyclables

 

 

Stainless Steel Compactors with Marine Package

Can be really effective in reducing trash volume on ships and vessels.

Mixed Trash

Light Cardboard

Light Plastic Wrap

 

Waste processing and disposal practices can have a huge impact on the bottom line of the transportation industry.  Air, Road and Marine transportation companies can all be effective recyclers.  

Air Transportation

Airline passengers by themselves generate over 800 million pounds of waste per year and 75% of it is not recycled.  Airlines could recycle over 500 million more pounds of waste annually.  Each year, the airline industry disposes of enough aluminum cans to build 58 Boeing jets, 9,000 tons of plastic, and enough magazines and newspaper to cover a football field 230 meters deep (information obtained from the Natural Resource Defense Council).

Vertical and Horizontal Balers are very efficient for processing the large amounts of cardboard generated in the air transportation industry.  Use stainless steel compactors or bottle and can balers to prepare aluminum cans and plastic bottles (generated on flights and in the airport) for recycling.

Road Transportation

There are many opportunities to recycle in the road transportation industry.  Some opportunities include asphalt paving, cement, concrete, steel, rebar, aluminum, tires, engine oils and lubricants, antifreeze, signs, vehicle batteries, guard rails and packaging and shipping pallets.  In addition aluminum cans, glass, paper, plastics (from rest areas and employee eating areas) can be recycled.

Vertical Balers should be used in the road transportation industry at rest areas and in employee eating areas to accumulate and prepare aluminum cans, paper, cardboard and plastics for recycling.  Commercial stainless steel compactors and Compacting Dumpsters can be used to accumulate trash at rest areas and employee eating areas. Compacting trash at the source will reduce the number of times the trash is picked up by the waste hauler and therefore reduce the cost, the emissions and fuel use.  (Note: A six mile car ride creates around 5 pounds of pollution.)

Marine Transportation

Most environmental reports focus on the road industry, however the marine industry has a lot of areas where recycling can be effective.  Other than the common recycling bins on board, the marine industry can implement balers for cardboard and newspapers (and other types of paper).  Bottles and cans (plastic, glass, metal and aluminum) can be deposited into recycling containers and then compacted for recycling with a bottle and can baler with a liquid extractor

 

Overall, the transportation industry as a whole represents a large percentage of recycling material. The trash profile of the transportation industry is typically 7% cardboard, 55% paper, 6% plastic, 12% organics, 4% metal, 8% glass, and 8% of other miscellaneous waste.  With a large percentage of the trash profile in the transportation industry being paper, it may be beneficial to read the information regarding Balers & Recycling for Newbies and Mixed Paper Recycling

The transportation industry is the second largest contributor to America's green house gas production and the United States is responsible for 25% of the world's carbon emissions. There are many options for the transportation industry to save on waste processing costs. Below are some popular products that can be helpful for the transportation 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 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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