What is the Correlation Between Compaction Rate and Cost Savings?

Compaction RateDo you ever think about your compaction rate? Probably not. People don’t usually give much thought to handling waste. Most people just toss their waste away, and forget about it. But when it comes to using a waste compactor, it’s important to know your compaction rate. Obviously you want a better compaction rate in order to handle the waste quickly. But are there other benefits as well? Believe it or not, your compaction rate also affects your wallet. A higher one leads to better savings. A lower one could mean wasting more money than you meant to. Here’s what you need to know about saving money with your waste compactor.

For questions about compaction rate or anything else to do with your waste compactor, turn to KenBay. We are an experienced company dedicated to proper waste management. Our goal is to lead companies to follow a zero landfill initiative through easy, efficient waste compactors. If you want to know more about KenBay and our zero landfill initiative, visit our website.

How a Better Compaction Rate Leads to Cost Savings

Fewer Bags

It’s simple math: the more bags you use, the more money you spend purchasing replacement bags. Some compactors are so inefficient that you need to change out the bags far too frequently. Others cannot handle plastic waste very well. Plastic waste tends to retain its original shape, and resists compacting. But with the right compactor, none of this is a problem. You should simply toss it in and forget about it.

Don’t Ship “Air”

Another side effect of a lower compaction rate is that you end up shipping “air.” If you can’t compact your waste fully, then you’re filling the truck with empty space. It’s would be like if you simply hired a truck to transport only air to another location. A good compactor makes it so that you fill the truck with only waste. That way, you won’t require as many deliveries, and continue to save money!

Less Swapping Out of Bags, Less Foot Traffic

Of course if you are swapping out your bags less often, that means you won’t need to spend productive time moving bags off the plant floor. You also won’t need to spend time moving them around or across the plant floor. In addition to improving overall safety, you will save time because your people can be more productive! They’ll be able to get back to the tasks that really matter, instead of “wasting” it on waste.

Turn to KenBay for a Better Compactor

There’s a lot of compactor options out there. It may be tempting to think that bigger is better. But buying a large bulky compactor is no guarantee of power. Instead, why not try one of KenBay’s RotoPacs? The RotoPac is portable, so you can transport it easily across the floor to wherever you need. Put it right at the source of your waste for maximum effect. And you can bet that the RotoPac has a fantastic compaction rate! If you want to try out a RotoPac for yourself, visit our website to try one out for yourself. You’ll be impressed at it’s power . . . and your savings!

3 Sure Ways to Know a Cardboard Compactor is Superior to a Baler

Cardboard CompactorBalers are popular, no doubt about that. Every year, companies wrestle with the decision over whether to purchase one. Do the benefits outweigh the expenses? How much money can you really save? These are just a few of the questions that companies ask themselves. But what many of them might not think of is that there is another option: a cardboard compactor. While not as well-known, cardboard compactors offer numerous advantages over traditional balers. Here are three ways that they are superior to the competition.

Whether it’s using a cardboard compactor or promoting the value of zero waste, KenBay is committed to recycling. We offer a wide range of compactors to you. For more information, visit our website.

3 Ways a Cardboard Compactor is Superior to a Baler

Continuous Compaction

One problem with using a baler is the need for continuous compaction. Most standard balers do not provide the option for continuous compaction. In order to get it, you need to order additional specialized equipment or attachments. This costs additional expenses that you probably want to avoid. Also, if the specialized equipment breaks, you need to spend even more money to repair or replace it. Continuous compaction is better because your waste is better reduced, and it’s easier to transport.

A Cardboard Compactor Requires No Special Skills

Another problem with a baler is that it requires a specialist to use. Many balers do not fully compact plastic. They create stages of the plastic. Then, a specialist on standby needs to bale the plastic manually and insert bale ties to remove it. This is much more time consuming and inconvenient. A much better option is to let the machine do all the work. A cardboard compactor continuously rotates the plastic into place, and then it’s easy to remove by anyone.

A Cardboard Compactor is Safer Than a Baler

Think about this also: when balers require specialists to handle, there’s a greater chance that someone is hurt. Generally, when a process involves more people, it is riskier. A cardboard compactor is better requires minimal labor because it doesn’t need specialized training. Additionally, some companies only allow for union workers to handle balers. A cardboard compactor is so easy to use that anyone can do it! Safety should be a paramount reason for companies to make decisions like this. And in this case, the ease and automation clearly put cardboard compactors on top.

Choose a KenBay RotoPac for Your Cardboard Compactor

KenBay offers a fantastic cardboard compactor to you through our RotoPacs. RotoPacs not only are safe, easy and offer continuous compaction, they offer even more! They’re portable and very easy to move around your facility. You can put them right at the source of your waste, reducing clutter and improving overall safety even further. If you would like to try out a KenBay RotoPac for yourself, you can try one before you buy one. Simply pay a small fee and we’ll send one to your location. Best of all, there’s no complicated process if you want to keep it for life. Simply pay the rest of the full price, and it’s yours!

How to Calculate What a Plastic Compactor Would Save You

invest in a plastic compactorEveryone likes to save a little money, right? These days, it seems like it’s more important than ever to stay frugal and efficient. Cut costs when you can. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to know what the right way to save money is. For example, how can you save money while still handling  your plastic waste responsibly? One solution is to invest in a solid plastic compactor. You may think that buying one of these is actually so expensive that any minor savings wouldn’t be worth it. But KenBay is here to tell you that it’s cheaper than you realize! Here’s how to calculate what a plastic compactor would save you.

KenBay is devoted to zero waste, whether it’s plastic, paper, or otherwise! If you want to learn more about our zero waste initiative, please visit our website.

What is Your Transport Cost?

The first thing you can calculate is how much you’re spending on transportation. It may seem like a minor detail, but you’d be surprised how much money transportation eats up! Especially with the rising cost of gas, shipping and transport of plastic waste can be costly. Additionally, you may be wasting money by filling up the truck with mostly air! Manpower alone is usually not enough to compress the plastic tightly enough. That means that less plastic fits on the truck. Which means you’re paying for more trips back and forth between your facility and the plastic recycling company. A plastic compactor mechanically compresses the plastic together and doesn’t allow for any air. You load more onto the truck and only pay for what you need.

What is Your Manpower Cost?

The second most important factor to calculate is the cost of manpower and labor. Hey, it’s not gonna move itself! In fact, most manufacturers have so much plastic waste that it can require an entire team of people to load, haul, and unload it. A plastic compactor cuts down on these expenses because it’s on site. Thus, you rely on your own people to load it on the truck. Don’t worry, those laborers aren’t out of a job. There’s plenty of other places without a plastic compactor willing to hire them.

Are There Any Additional Costs?

Finally, make sure to factor in the savings that come from not needing to rely on a third party. Junk haulers and moving companies are great, but saving money feels even better. When you let a plastic compactor handle half of your labor, you avoid unnecessary surcharges and fees. Sounds good to us!

For the best line of compactors, plastic or otherwise, please be sure to check out KenBay. We’ve done the research, and our RotoPac can handle double the plastic load of other compactors out there. If you want to test it for yourself, you can try one before you buy one. If you’re satisfied with the experience and want to keep it, hey no problem! Simply pay the difference and keep the RotoPac we already sent you. You’ll be amazed at what you save when you try a RotoPac!

How to Have Your Dream Industrial Trash Compactor

Dreaming of an Industrial Trash CompactorIs your Industrial Trash Compactor a living nightmare? Do you wake up in cold sweats, imagining jammed machinery and large bulky mechanics? Does your money have a habit of suddenly vanishing and you can’t explain why? Well we know how you feel! KenBay isn’t in the business of nightmares, in fact quite the opposite! We believe that every Industrial Trash Compactor should be a dream come true. And a dream is a wish your wallet makes . . . or something like that. So after you’re done thinking about your dream job, dream partner, or dream vacation, spend some of that brain energy on your dream compactor. We have a few ideas!

If you are interested in any of KenBay’s impressive and affordable line of compactors, please visit our website. You’ll learn more about who we are and what we do, along with our commitment to a zero-landfill initiative.

Your Dream Industrial Trash Compactor Should be Portable

The word “bulk” is probably about the least dreamy word you could ever imagine. Does anyone like the sound of that? We sure don’t, which is why we think portable is the way to go. With a portable trash compactor, you don’t need to use a ridiculous amount of space. You also don’t need to waste time carrying your garbage back and forth — simply dump it in at the source! A portable trash compactor can help improve safety as well. No risk of your waste becoming a hazard through littering or carelessness.

Your Dream Industrial Trash Compactor Should be Efficient

Next up on our list of “least dreamiest words of all time” is the word jam. Now, I don’t mean the fruity kind of jam you spread on your toast. That jam is plenty dreamy, especially when it’s mixed berry. No, I’m talking about the kind of jam that occurs when your compactor is overloaded. Other compactors can only handle about 300 lbs. But a dream compactor should be able to handle twice that amount. Additionally, it should continuously press the waste into a compact cube shape, making sure its as tight as possible.

Your Dream Industrial Trash Compactor Should Save Labor

Finally, it’s not really a dream if you’re shilling out big bucks. Some other compactors require teams of additional laborers to load and unload the garbage. And you’re paying the cost! Instead of that, use a compactor that is so easy to use that one person could do it. No need to throw your money at your waste again!

KenBay has an impressive line up of dream compactors all for you! Our standout is the RotoPac, the original star, and it’s a standout for a reason! The RotoPac can handle approximately 600 lbs of waste, packing a lot of power for such a small size! If you want to try out the RotoPac or any other compactor for yourself, then visit our website. You can try one before you buy one, and if you like it, then pay to keep it! Wake up from  your nightmares, and start living the dream, with KenBay!

4 Ways to Take the Risk Out of Disposal of Waste

reduce risk for disposal of wasteLook out! It’s your . . . leftover garbage? Alright, you may not be at risk of getting poisoned or assaulted by your discarded waste, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions. Disposal of waste can actually be risky if not handled properly. This can include environmental risk, not just risk of physical or mental harm. If you want to dispose of your waste properly without all the risk and dangers, here’s 4 ways to take that risk out of disposal of waste.

If you’re looking for great waste disposal tips or just wondering how to be more environmentally conscious, check out KenBay’s website. KenBay is a small, locally owned company dedicated to promoting a zero waste initiative. We offer a wide variety of compactors and balers to make your waste disposal a breeze!

The Less Bulky, the Better!

Let’s start with something you probably already know: bulk is bad. Unless you’re trying to save money by shopping at one of those large bulk discount stores, there’s almost no situation where having an enormous product is superior to having a smaller, more compact one. Waste compactors are the same. The huge bulky ones may be able to crunch steel into small teeny tiny bits, but they’re large and heavy and require a team of what seems like 80-thousand people to move on-site. For waste compactors, it’s better to think small. As in, a small compactor that still packs a punch.

The Less Movement, the Better!

Another thing about those huge, bulky compactors is that they’re pretty rooted in place. Trust us, once the team finally manages to set that sucker down where its needed, they’re not gonna want to move it anytime soon. So what happens to your waste? Well, your workers end up having to travel with it over to where the compactor is in order to properly dispose. This is not only annoying, it’s a huge safety risk! It’s better to have a small compactor located right at the source of the waste. That way, your workers can just dump it in and forget about it.

The Less Cluttered, the Better!

One other great thing about having a small compactor on site: no temptation to use “shortcuts.” We know you have at least been tempted to take the “I’ll do it later” route when handling your disposal of waste. Just toss it in the corner, it’s out of the way, right? Well, it may be now, but keep that up and soon you’ll have a major safety concern on your hands. Your workers can’t be adjusting their route to the compactor in order to avoid the trash. Just toss it away right then, and save yourself the headache.

The Less Loose, the Better!

Think about the kind of waste you’re dealing with in the manufacturing industry. Yes, you have your cardboard and your plastic and your edge trim, but that’s not all. You also will have to dispose of metal, usually sharp metal, that sticks out with all those pointy ends. Do you want to carry it around? We didn’t think so. What’s better than loose waste? Cube waste! A good compactor will flatten and press all that waste into a convenient and easy to manage cube form. Then, just stack those cubes together into the truck and send them off to to the next life!

For easier disposal of waste, rely on KenBay to get the job done. Our compactors are small but highly efficient, and offered at a good price. Don’t believe us? You can try one out yourselfbefore you buy it!

3 Amazing Reasons Why Using a Small Compactor is Genius

a small compactor is eco friendlyLet’s face it: you know you’re a pretty smart person. You try to make informed and intelligent decisions, and you like to evaluate the options. We know when it comes to waste management, you want to make the best choice not only for the environment, but for your company as well. Is there a way to make great environmental choices without going over budget? Good news, there is! You can invest in a small compactor. Now, you may already think you’re good on compactors because you bought a large industrial one. You know what we’re talking about: one of those massive compactors that takes up an entire wall. The thing that took hundreds of people (give or take) to put in place.

Well, guess what: a small compactor may be a smarter choice. If you’re not convinced, then listen to some reasons why, courtesy of KenBay. We here at KenBay know a thing or two about great waste management. We’ve been helping our clients achieve zero waste and more efficient waste management for years with our RotoPac product. If you want to know more about KenBay and what we do, visit our website.

Small, but Powerful

Don’t be fooled by the name; there’s nothing “small” about the power of small compactors. Our RotoPacs have a continuously rotating arm that constantly crushes waste down to size. Trust us when we say that small compactors can handle anything you throw at them with ease. They can even crush hard plastic sacks into an easily disposed cube shape. Try it, you’ll be amazed!

Say Goodbye to Bulk

Remember those large compactors taking up an entire wall to themselves? Let’s make a comparison for a minute. If we were talking about computers, those large compactors would be the massive antiquated computers from the 1970s. You know what we mean: those gigantic machines that took up an entire room and were so expensive that only universities or research labs could afford them. In contrast, a small compactor is like a modern, sleek mini notebook: it can do everything you need it to . . . on the go! If given the choice, which kind of computer would you prefer?

An advantage of a small compactor is that it is way easier to move them around. This means that you can place those small compactors right at the source of your waste. This seems like a non-issue, but wait until you see the time that you save throwing your waste away. Just dump and move on, no problem!

A Small Compactor is Easy to Manage

Small compactors are generally cheaper than big compactors, but that’s not the only great thing about them. Their smaller size means they are generally easy to manage. If something goes wrong, small compactors are less likely to cause a major strain on your production schedule. Also, small compactors are easier to train your employees on. They’re not big and intimidating, and anyone can use them. Way easier to deal with!

For some of the best small compactors, look to KenBay’s RotoPacs. Our line of waste compactors have all these great benefits, and more. Because we’re a family business, we care about the quality of our product. When you invest in a KenBay RotoPac, you’re investing in a quality compactor to last for years to come. Best of all, we make it easy for you to try one out for yourself. All you need to do is sign up to Try It Before You Buy It. We’ll send you one of our RotoPacs to test out on site. If you like it, pay the difference to keep it! Show how smart you really are, and invest in a small compactor today!

3 Brilliant Reasons to Rent Compactors Now

choosing to rent compactorsWhen given the choice, which do you prefer: to rent or to buy? Obviously for smaller things, buying is better. There’s few reasons to “rent” a bicycle, for example, and you also wouldn’t “rent” a car unless you’re traveling on vacation. On the other hand, some things may not be smart to buy right away. Young couples typically don’t want to buy a house right after marriage, as renting is far more affordable on a modest budget.

You may not think about renting something like a trash compactor, but we here at KenBay believes that now is the perfect time to rent compactors. We have a wide array of incredible products, like the RotoPac, available for rent. If you’ve ever been curious about why you should rent compactors, here’s 3 great reasons to do so — today!

It Fits the Budget

If you’re a plant manager, then you’re dealing with budget concerns constantly. How much product are you producing? Are you purchasing too many supplies? Good plant managers know how to stretch a budget, but chances are they also know that you can’t get something approved that is untested. Your CFO will want to know that the compactor is a good investment before they sign off on accommodating the budget for one. Renting a compactor, however, is an easier sell because there’s no real commitment!

Prove the Cost Savings

Now, once you actually have the compactor on the premises, then your task becomes easier. Owning the compactor will help prove the cost benefits. Your superiors will be able to see for themselves how much money a good compactor will save you for waste management. Then, they’ll be much more willing to commit to buying one full-time. Where do the savings come from? For one thing, compaction allows you to fit more waste onto the shipping truck. You’ll save money on the cost of labor and hauling.

Prove the Safety Benefits

The other great thing that renting a compactor can prove is the improvements to safety. Without compactors, your waste becomes a workspace hazard. With nowhere to go, waste runs the risk of piling up on the floor. This is incredibly dangerous, because your employees can trip on it. And when you’re dealing with heavy, dangerous machinery, you definitely don’t want as few accidents as possible. By renting a compactor, you will be able to prove the improved safety for your employees. Again, it will help your superiors become more willing to commit to a full-time compactor.

As we said before, KenBay offers our own line of compactors as available for rent. But what you may not know is that we also make it easy to commit. If you choose to rent one of our compactors, you’ll see how much of a difference it makes having one around. Then, if you decide to buy one, then you can keep the one we already sent you! Simply pay the difference and bask in the joy of owning your new compactor. And KenBay compactors offer a lot of great benefits over our competitors: our RotoPacs are smaller and mobile. You can place them anywhere that’s convenient, and throw your trash away right at the source of the waste! So don’t delay, rent compactors today!

3 Helpful Reasons to Rely on a Cardboard Baler

Compressed with a cardboard balerCardboard balers quickly became  one of the most popular methods of environmental waste management, and for good reason! They are incredibly handy to have on hand. Think about it: how much of your packaging comes in cardboard boxes? Chances are, all of it! And how much of that cardboard goes straight from your factory into a landfill? Again the answer is probably most, if not all of it! Now, we here at KenBay believe that there are better solutions than cardboard when you want to be environmentally conscious. However, we also recognize that it’s difficult to make extreme changes all at once. And dumping your cardboard use is definitely an extreme change! So if you still need to use your cardboard packaging, but don’t want to harm the environment, here’s 3 helpful reasons to rely on a cardboard baler!

A Cardboard Baler Doesn’t Waste Space!

“Hey friend, can you help me move this weekend?” If you’ve ever heard those words before, then you’re also probably familiar with the pain of cardboard boxes. It’s frustrating lugging around those big bulky inconvenient things, whether they are full or not! Not to mention, the pain of figuring out where to store all those boxes before you can take them to the recycling center. Well, flattening the boxes manually does help, but an even better option is to flatten mechanically. A cardboard baler compresses the cardboard better than we can do ourselves. That means we’re wasting less space, and can send more cardboard at one time.

A Cardboard Baler Helps Keep Your Workspace Clean

The other great thing about saving space is you don’t need to worry about all that cardboard taking up space on your floor. Clutter like this is not only ugly to look at, it’s also dangerous. Too much of it is a workplace hazard. So don’t put your hard working employees at risk. Instead, throw that cardboard in a baler and compress it down. With this method, it’s out of the way immediately!

Cardboard Balers Are Easy to Operate

One of the best things about a cardboard baler is how easy it is to use. Many of them work automatically, so you can just toss it in and close the door. Additionally, some of the best ones can compress all that cardboard in a matter of seconds! These machines are not only easy to use, but they’re easy to learn as well. So you can rest assured that your entire team will know how to use it.

There are a lot of benefits to using a baler, but one downside is that it is very big and cumbersome. Also, it stops working when it’s full. If you’re looking for a better solution, why not try a KenBay RotoPac compactor? Unlike balers, a RotoPac never stops its rotating arm, and it’s small and convenient size means that it won’t take up a lot of space on your floor. Just place one at the source of your waste, dump the cardboard in, and no worries! If you would like to try a KenBay compactor for yourself, then visit our website. You can try one before you buy commit, and discover the ease of a KenBay compactor for yourself!

How to Cost Effectively Transport Recyclable Items

So you’ve finally decided that your plant is going to be more environmentally responsible. You’re no longer going to put concerns of waste off to the side of your mind. Instead, you’re going to be conscious about separating your recyclable items from the non-recyclables. Hey, we salute you! KenBay is committed to a zero waste initiative and helping others achieve the same goals. We believe that it is the responsibility of business owners and managers to handle their waste and recycling responsibly. 

One of the first concerns raised when it comes to recycling is cost, especially the cost of transporting the recyclable items. This is understandable! You want to protect the environment and be socially conscious, but you also can’t allow it to be too big of a strain on your business. Fortunately, there is a solution! You can transport your recyclable items and still save money! Here’s how!

Compact Your Recyclable Items into a Convenient Cube!

One of the first and most important things you can do is make sure your recyclable items are the right shape. It may be cheaper to toss it all into a garbage bag but there are two problems. One: if you are throwing away all that garbage bag plastic anyway, is there a point to adding it to the recycling truck? Two: that is not the most cost effective use of your space. You’re leaving large gaps of air in the truck, air which you are now paying to transport!

A better solution is to use a trash compactor to press all that garbage into a convenient cube shape. The cube allows for trash that is more easily stackable. Basic geometry, really! And wouldn’t you know it, KenBay has our line of handy and transportable compactors all ready to go!

Square Bags are Great Too!

Speaking of shapes, the right kind of bag can make all the difference when it comes to transportation! When you have square cubes, it just makes sense to put them in a square bag. Again, it comes down to making everything more stackable and reducing the amount of air you are hauling. Personally, we recommend super sacks. They’re fairly durable, and you can also recycle them too!

Choose KenBay and get Everything You Need

Like we said before, a KenBay compactor is a great way to press your garbage and your recyclable items into the right shape for transport. We have a variety of compactors for whatever your waste needs are. Whether they are hazardous materials, volatile waste, or even marine waste, we have the right product for you. We also offer a line of biodegradable waste compactor bags for your convenience! So if you are ready to make the switch to KenBay today, then please visit our website. There, you’ll find our full range of products to check out for yourself. You can try one of the products before you buy it. If you like what you see, then no problem! Keep the compactor that we send you and pay the difference!

How to Cut Costs Out of Industrial Trash Disposal

trash disposalIf someone were to ask you how much you spend on trash disposal for your home, would you know the answer? Perhaps you do, because for most of us that cost is around $10 to $40 per month, or a couple hundred per year. At that low price, you can see how one might take waste collection for granted. It’s far too easy to get into a routine of leaving the garbage out on the curb for someone else to handle. I can certainly say that I’ve let it slip my mind!

Well business and manufacturing plant owners don’t really get that luxury. Trash disposal and handling is integrated into their yearly budget. Far from a couple hundred, they are usually paying upwards of $900 depending on their location. Suddenly it’s not so easy to let trash disposal slip your mind, is it? KenBay understands that plight and want to help! If you are looking to increase savings without sacrificing your environmental integrity, this week’s blog is for you. Here are some great ways to cut costs out of industrial trash disposal.

How Much Does Your Trash Cost?

Besides the average cost of living in your location, there are actually a lot of contributing factors to the cost of your waste management. Some key ones include the volume of the waste as well as the specific types you are getting rid of. Certain materials are more difficult to dispose of than others. Other factors include the cost of manpower, fuel for the trucks, and the number of trips between the dump and your factory. Add it all together and it’s no wonder that garbage gets so costly over time!

Good News for Your Trash Disposal

You may be sweating, considering how many small factors could end up contributing to such a big debt. But here is the good news: you can control almost all of the ones I just mentioned! The best way to reduce your trash volume is, of course, reusing and recycling.  You aren’t hauling what doesn’t need to be thrown out, after all. As to the other factors, we here at KenBay can offer some assistance with them!

See, a KenBay RotoPac is ideal for compacting your waste because it is small and has a high level of compaction. Its size means that it is more portable than a regular compactor, and can be used right at the source of your waste! This means less handling and less money spent towards manpower. Additionally, a KenBay RotoPac continually presses all your waste into tight airless cubes. These cubes are more stackable, and allow you to fill up more of the truck. Remember, you are paying for volume, not weight! The less of that volume is filled with air, the more money you are saving. This in turn saves money on fuel, since you are making fewer trips!

If you think a KenBay RotoPac is the trash disposal answer you’ve been looking for, then check out our website. We have a wide selection of RotoPacs to fit any waste need. You can try a RotoPac before you choose to buy it, and we will send it to your site. If you like it, simply pay to keep the one we already sent you! Start seeing the savings, with KenBay!