Proper waste disposal is critical for just about every industry. Today, landfills as well as other waste disposal facilities are filled to capacity giving rise to new waste management challenges. Different industry players are now charged with the responsibility of finding new alternatives to waste management, among them the use of waste stationary compactors and containers for effective waste management.
It is important to keep in mind that different industries require specific types of containers and compactors. This is mainly because every industry has waste that is unique hence must be handled accordingly.
Some of the Different Types of Containers and their Uses
Self-Contained Compactors – These are usually designed to accommodate high volume liquid applications. The compactor is attached to the container permanently and is mounted on the under structure. The under structure of the compactor must match the hauler’s truck system hence the need to consult the hauler for correct details of the under structure before ordering for compaction equipment. Once full, the unit is loaded on a roll off hoist truck before being transported to a landfill. The volume of liquid that this compactor can hold varies with the height and seal of the container. Self-contained industrial trash compactor are ideal for various industries among them medical facilities, commercial premises, apartments and the food industry.
Front Load/Vertical Self-Contained Compactors – These are mainly recommended for commercial use, apartments as well as the food industry. These commercial compactors may be used in a variety of situations for instance where hauler access is impossible. The compactors are usually positioned next to the facility and in some instances, they may be cute fed. When they fill up, they are wheeled to a location where they will be tipped. Some of the places where you can use vertical self-contained compactors include restaurants, hospitals, manufacturing and department stores, among others.
Stationary Compactors for Dry Waste and Recycling Application – Stationary compactors are welded or bolted to a permanent surface and their main use is packing waste material in a compaction trailer or container. When the receiver container is full, it is hauled to the landfill where it is emptied. Stationary compactors are ideal for commercial, manufacturing and medical use such as restaurants, offices, hospitals, department stores, chain stores and hotels, among others. Some stationary recycling compactors can handle high volumes while others can handle moderate volumes.
Transfer Stations Compactors – As the name suggests, these compactors are a cost effective means of handling county and municipal waste and the landfills are miles away. That is, they serve as a collection point for solid waste making it possible for the waste to be condensed before being transferred to other high volume trailers that will transport it to landfills. The ideal size of these industrial garbage compactors is determined by various factors like the generation points, the volume of the waste and abundance of the bulky items.
Pre-Crushers/Compactors – Pre-crushers are used alongside heavy duty or industrial compactors. These commercial trash compactors are ideal for processing large volumes of dry waste materials that is bulky and difficult to compact like crates, barrels, appliances, cable spools and scrap steel, among others. They may also be used for wet wastes such as pulp/paper, recyclables and food processing and packaging. Pre-crushers break down waste within the heavy duty and powerful compaction chamber before it is loaded to the primary compactor. This goes a long way towards increasing the volume of waste that can fit in the container. Pre-crushers are ideal for construction, manufactured housing and general manufacturing industries.
Portable Compactors – These are mostly used in utility areas as well as primary trash collection areas. A durable plastic container is generally lined with a heavy-duty bag. As a result, a tight cube of trash can hold up to 1,000 gallons of trash before it is emptied. The units require a different lift cart. Portable compactors are commonly used in schools, hospitals, colleges, resorts, amusement parks and utility rooms, among other areas.
There is a wide range of waste containers that you can also use to dispose your waste. They include:
- Plastic Trash Cans/Carts – These are designed for easy handling and mobility thus they do not only contain waste but are also used for transportation. They are recommended for automated waste recycling as well as organic collections. They are popular with private waste recyclers and haulers.
- Tow Carts – These are ideal for handling cardboard, aluminum and plastic beverage containers that are commonly generated by people. This is because this kind of waste can either be collected together or separated. Tow carts are well equipped with rubber material containers to handle these kinds of waste appropriately.
- Recycling Containers – These are designed to handle the heavy collection of waste from both outdoor and indoor locations making them a good pick for schools, malls as well as other public areas. They are easy to move around to collect unwanted material in different locations.
- Roll Off Container – These are used for home owner cleanups, garbage removal, demolition, concrete removal, yard debris removal and tree stump removal, among other heavy duty waste removal. They not only come in varied sizes but also support an appropriate waste removal mechanism.
- Portable (front/rear load) – These are used for recyclable waste removal and are particularly preferred by businesses that do not have local trash pick-up. They vary in size based on the purpose/nature of business.
In conclusion, proper waste management can be made possible with the right waste compactor and containers.