Cardboard Waste Case Studies
- Challenge: Their production assembly floor was being clogged by large amounts of cardboard dunnage discarded from receiving components. Removal of the waste materials required fourteen trips daily to move and empty the full collection hoppers to the rear of the facility.
- Solution: They installed a RotoPac and placed it at the source of the waste, right on their production assembly floor.
- Result: Not only have they reduced the amount of trips necessary to remove the cardboard to one a day, but it has also resulted in annual saving of 50% more than the cost of the RotoPac.
- Challenge/Solution: They recently replaced their nearly 20 year old KenBay RotoPac with a new one. The salt water finally disintegrated the cabinet but it was still crushing boxes for recycling. Phil Venturini, VP Distribution, said the original RotoPac required almost no maintenance with a minimum replacement of parts. “We use the RotoPac constantly for our card board recycling. We compact at the source of the waste thus eliminating any staging and moving boxes to the compactor. We obviously were pleased with the original RotoPac to buy a replacement”.
- Challenge: Components come into four production lines in cardboard boxes. Client wanted to recycle cardboard with minimum use of manpower.
- Solution: Commercial Waste Compactors RotoPacs were placed at the head of each production line. As components come into productions lines, workers remove content and throw empty boxes into RotoPacs. When RotoPac bags are filled, a forklift operator removes bags and loads them into recycler’s truck. The cardboard is sold to a recycler with only labor involved is the forklift operator.
- Result: This operation now saves much labor and while increasing the value of used cardboard.