Did you know that the U.S. produces as much as 7.6 billion tons of industrial waste every year? Of course, all of those waste materials need somewhere to go. Most of it ends up in Class 3 municipal solid waste landfills. As of 2018, there were approximately 1,269 in the continental United States, all managed by the states where they are located. (more…)
The issue of industrial waste disposal should be an important issue for all of us. After all, improperly disposed of industrial waste can result in hazardous conditions for humans while raising large environmental concerns in regards to both landfill waste management and marine acidification.
Why is it so important? Because it’s a large issue. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Guide for Industrial Waste Management, approximately 7.6 million tons of industrial waste are generated and disposed of.
Currently, using landfills for waste materials is still the most widespread and least expensive method of industrial solid waste disposal in the world. However, it is also a major source of ecological contamination.
Modern landfills have been designed as highly engineered containment systems, designed and developed to minimize the impact of solid waste on the environment and ultimately on human health. That said, they are as of yet incapable of providing a permanent 100% ecological solution. (more…)
Avoid Downtime with Your Industrial Compactor
Every industry needs proper commercial waste disposal systems. One vital piece of equipment for proper waste management is an industrial trash compactor. These marvelous machines compress waste into smaller, easy-to-manage trash compactor bags. To keep your industrial trash compactor running at tip-top shape, routine maintenance is necessary.
Proper trash compactor maintenance is a win-win situation for any facility/warehouse/manufacturing center—where time, money, and safety are at a premium. KenBay produces one of the best commercial trash compactors on the market, and an adequately maintained trash compactor maintenance program will keep the compactor running like new for years.
If a facility is hoping to avoid extended downtime periods due to replacement part procurement or for repair time, a weekly or monthly maintenance program is beneficial. Periodic maintenance is also essential in extending the lifetime of any waste compactor. When facilities perform planned maintenance during non-production hours, the benefits are apparent.
There are a number of determining factors involved when considering upgrading to an industrial trash compactor/commercial waste disposal system. A thorough analysis of your company’s present commercial waste disposal costs will provide the necessary criteria as to the correct time to consider purchasing industrial compaction equipment. Below are a series of questions that provide a starting framework when considering how trash compactor waste removal could benefit your facility:
- Does your company have planned growth that will create more trash?
- What is being spent on commercial waste disposal?
- How high are the monthly person hours spent on collecting waste and removing it from the facility?
- Are cardboard boxes being broken down to save space?
- Are forklifts used for collection and removal of trash? What is their cost? Do they present safety issues?
- Is any of the trash material recyclable? How much?
- Is the company in compliance regarding hazardous material disposal?
- How much of the waste is wet material that may cause odors?
Buying a trash compactor for your business is an important investment. Most companies will research compactors for sale before they sign on the dotted line.
Realizing an acceptable return on your investment (ROI) depends on selecting the best trash compactor for your facility’s specific needs. With the right compactor for the job, your company can see an ROI in one to two years.
There are two primary factors that affect trash compactor cost savings. They include:
- The process of collecting compacted waste and placing it into the compactor.
- The cost associated with hauling waste to landfill, waste-to-energy (WtE), or recycling locations.
When improperly disposed of, industrial and other waste materials can have a huge impact on the environment, and they can be hazardous to anyone who may come into contact with them.
So using proper waste management protocols is not only responsible but is essential in reducing these types of negative impacts.
And for many businesses, that means using a commercial trash compactor.
What Is the Zero Landfill Initiative?
The Zero Landfill Initiative is a comprehensive attempt by local and international nonprofit organizations to turn landfill waste materials into sustainable energy. This initiative is designed to help facilitate businesses, communities, and international enterprises to reclaim landfill space and redirect these areas toward creating more sustainable work and living spaces. Resource waste material recovery is modeled on the worldwide effort to provide the highest standard of living for countries and communities grappling with their volume of waste production and landfill concerns.
Aerospace Supplier Facility Management
As an industry leading Aerospace Supplier founded in 1979, we have built an excellent reputation within the aerospace sector by providing top notch quality and integrity for almost 40 years. Our philosophy is to provide a superior product by controlling growth and maintaining a sole focus on aerospace. Simply put, we are the “Standard of Excellence” within the aerospace metal finishing industry. Our commitment to the customer, qualified personnel and in-house quality guidelines have made us and will continue to make us a leader within its industry.
Industrial Rotary Arm Compactor Compacts Cardboard
An animal health care company, one of the world’s largest producers of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock, recently began using a KenBay RotoPac industrial trash compactor for compacting their packaging waste.
As shipments come into the facility, boxes are emptied before the incoming items are moved to the production area. Packaging is not permitted in the production area where animal medicines are made.
It’s a never ending battle: your company produces waste, your workers haul it to dumpsters or recycling bins – or spend work hours cutting up cardboard boxes – and the cycle begins again, all in an effort to keep trash from taking up space.
This scenario plays out every day at businesses around the country…except for the ones who understand all of the benefits and have made the decision to invest in an industrial waste compactor.
In this blog post, we’ll look at a few reasons why an industrial trash compactor can help your company: save space; improve safety and security; save hauling, transportation and fuel costs and, generally become a greener, cleaner company. (more…)