How a Commercial Trash Compactor Saves Money

Rotopac Commerical Trash Compactor

You’re looking to save money in 2019. You’ve looked at seemingly every aspect of your business. But have you looked in the trash?

Improving your waste management practices can be a valuable way of cutting business costs and one way to do this is by investing in a commercial trash compactor.

Here are five ways installing one of these devices can save you money or even help generate revenue. (more…)

BASF – Case Study

Challenge: Waste material had to be compacted into the company’s government-mandated special hazardous waste bags which were significantly different in design than the polyethylene bags the RotoPac typically uses.
Solution: A custom industrial waste compactor, a RotoPac HazPac was designed and placed.
Result: BASF’s unique requirements were accommodated.

PEMEX – Case Study

Challenge: This state owned gas utility had a requirement for the disposal of trash from an oil platform in the tropics. They had limited space, a punishing environment, need for ease of use, and convenient way of transporting waste from the platform to shore.
Solution: Working with client’s engineering consulting firm, KenBay built the highest quality RotoPacSeaPac made entirely of 316 stainless steel with all valves, wires, controls, etc. sealed.

Cashman Equipment – Case Study

Challenge: Client required two marine environment SeaPac compactors requiring little space on two 2 new floating barges which will house 288 people each.
Solution: Assuming 10 lbs of trash per day for each person, the client determined that only a rotary arm compactor like the RotoPac industrial waste compactor could compact this amount into manageable 4’ cube-bags weighing 650 lbs each.
Result: These compacted bags are easily taped off to be stored until carted away. On a barge this size with this many inhabitants, space is at a premium.

GlaxoSmithKline – Case Study

Challenge: Having an employee hit by a forklift can be a huge unforeseen expense. Luckily it was a small accident that prompted a pharmaceutical giant to bring in 2 RotoPac hazardous and explosive environment waste compactors. Prior to that, gaylords (small boxes) were placed all around the production facility and forklifts constantly drove through the production lines to remove them.
Solution: Placed a RotoPac on the plant floor
Result: A big savings achieved by the safety it provided by reduced forklift traffic. Client is able to compact empty toothpaste boxes instead of staging them which takes up floor space, as well as compacting plastic film so it can be recycled. The RotoPacs eliminate all the bins and staged trash in the loading dock area creating a lot of extra room for unloading and loading trailers.

Good Food – Case Study

Challenge: Client was having a problem with counterfeiters reusing their unused printed candy wrappers.
Solution: The installation of two RotoPacs commercial trash compactors in their facility.
Result: Ensured that the valuable wrappers would be destroyed and unusable.

Rich Products – Case Study

Challenge: Wet and Dry waste in production lines. Client found their facility was being overrun with waste from their dough and bakery production lines.
Solutions: A RotoPac garbage compaction equipment is ideal for compacting wet and dry waste all into a KenBay polyethylene bag that is then sealed in a sanitary application. Odor can be greatly diminished with the use of built-in deodorizer.

S & S Bakery – Case Study

Challenge: An overwhelming amount of 50lb sacks needed to be compacted “smack in the middle of the production area.” The noise generated from a traditional compactor would prove overwhelming and be a detriment to a productive, happy workforce.
Solution: Placed the RotoPac with a hood.
Result: It’s high compaction, small footprint, proved ideal for compacting 50lb sacks (commonplace in the food industry). It has the additional benefit of being quieter than a vacuum cleaner and compacts at a high rate while the hood aided in containing the dust.

Williams Food – Case Study

Challenge: 50lb sacks being opened and their contents dumped into blenders on mezzanine level while bags were placed into numerous dumpsters before being removed from the area.
Solution: Placed the RotoPac rotary arm compactor on the ground level and attached an additional push button station (On -Off-Run button) up to the mezzanine. Operators can open the sacks and then place them into a chute that drops into the commercial trash compactor RotoPac™. Trash can still be put into the RotoPac on the ground level.
Result: High compaction ratios produced with the RotoPac industrial trash compactor greatly reduced the number of dumpsters and their movement on the floor. This improved safety, reduced labor and provided a cleaner operation.

West Pharmaceutical – Case Study

Challenge: Combustible dust was being generated in a process area where considerable waste was produced.
Solution: The RotoPacBlastPac a hazardous and explosive environment waste compactor was installed.
Result: Met Class II, Division II dust requirements.