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  • What are compaction systems used for?

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    Compactors and Balers are great for customers who generate high volumes of dry packaging like cardboard, paper, and plastics.

    When a company starts to create high volumes of waste, compactors can become a great option and sometimes essential for companies for several reasons:

    Cost savings: Waste compactors can significantly reduce waste volume, which in turn reduces the frequency of waste collection and disposal. This saves companies money as they require fewer waste collection services.

    Space efficiency: By compacting waste, companies can drastically reduce the amount of storage space needed for waste before disposal. This is especially important for businesses with limited space, as it allows them to utilise their available space more efficiently.

    Environmental benefits: Waste compactors contribute to a more sustainable environment. By reducing the volume of waste, they help to minimise the amount of space needed in landfills. This is crucial as landfills contribute to pollution and can have negative impacts on local ecosystems. Additionally, compacting waste leads to fewer vehicles on the road for waste collection, resulting in reduced emissions and fuel consumption.

     

    How much weight can a compactor container hold?

    When we draft a savings analysis for a customer the standard calculation is 4:1 as most compactors can compress waste into a space a quarter of is original size.  The standard way for calculating how much weight a compactor container can hold is = (container size X 580 / 2000= Total Weight in Tons).

    We offer 35-yard Compactor Containers therefore 35 x 580 / 2000 = 10 tonnes (roughly) is how much our containers can hold.

    This calculation is based on the fact that most waste is compressed into a compactor container at a rate of between 500 and 600 pounds per cubic yard multiplied by the amount of cubic yards in a container and divided by the number of pounds in a yard.

    What waste can go into a compactor container?

    • Dry General Waste
    • Cardboard
    • Plastics

    Overall, waste compactors help companies save money, make their waste management more efficient, and contribute to a greener and more sustainable environment.

     

     

    What are compaction systems used for?
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