At KenBay, we strive to achieve our goal of a zero waste initiative. But that doesn’t mean we don’t also want to make sure your job is as easy as possible. We recognize the importance of manufacturing plants, especially when those plants are for companies making food! We all love food, and who can resist a delicious bite of a cookie? Unfortunately, while we may all appreciate the end result, we hardly ever think about what happens behind the scenes. Food manufacturers need to keep on top of their budget as well. Sometimes that means buying product in bulk and purchasing wholesale baking ingredients. But are these hefty sacks of flour, starch, and other good really saving that much money? For some people, they might not be! How do you know the true cost of wholesale baking ingredients? We are glad you asked!
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THE COST OF WHOLESALE BAKING INGREDIENTS
It doesn’t matter whether you are running your own plant or just buying your weekly groceries, the truth is the same: buying bulk means buying heavy. In this case, baking ingredients come in huge heavy sacks, often weighing up to fifty pounds! But wait! You may think that cost savings happen because buying bulk means buying less often over time. While that may be true, there are other factors at play as well. For example, are the sheer amount of discarded bags overwhelming your plant floor? They don’t just look unsightly, they create a workspace hazard as well. What about the cost of moving them elsewhere? Factor in the man hours and cost of labor, and you can see how quickly the savings dwindle. Finally, ask yourself how much those sacks are overrunning your dumpster. Are you having to schedule more trips to the landfill overall because you can’t use your dumpster otherwise? Again, if the answer is yes then its time for a change!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
One of the things that you can do is to dump those sacks for wholesale baking ingredients into a compactor right away. A portable compactor is best, that way you can place it right where you need it and not have to worry about paying for extra hauling labor. Since the sacks are so big and durable, it is also important to make sure your compactor is powerful, able to handle a heavy duty load with ease. Fortunately for you, such a compactor exists. KenBay’s RotoPacs are small enough to be mobile but mighty enough to handle even the toughest waste loads. We offer a special try it before you buy it program, so that you can see for yourself the difference one RotoPac can make. Best of all, if you like the test run, you have the option to keep it for life! Simply pay the difference in cost, and the RotoPac we let you borrow becomes your official property. If you would like to learn more about the RotoPac or any of our other fantastic compactors, visit our website today. Don’t bake yourself into a corner when it comes to your bulk sacks. Turn to KenBay to keep your floor clean and your wallet happy!
Got an old painting project that you haven’t done in a while? Maybe some old cans stored up in the garage that you haven’t used yet? What about if you’re involved in the manufacturing industry? Paint is certainly useful, but unused wasteful paint can actually be really harmful. Worse still, disposing of paint can get . . . complicated. So if you have some extra cans lying around, here’s some advice on how to get rid of old paint.
For this and other great waste removal tips, rely on KenBay to have the info you need. We commit ourselves to a zero-waste initiative, and encourage other companies to follow suit. visit KenBay’s website today and learn about our wide assortment of compactors available.
How to Get Rid of Old Paint (And Other Safety Tips)
Check what kind of paint it is
There’s basically two kinds of paint we’re concerned about: oil and latex. Latex is water based and very safe to store. Most of the paint you encounter for home use is latex based. Oil paint is highly toxic and flammable and should be handled with care. For these tips, we’ll be separating them into oil and latex categories.
Oil: Do NOT throw away in the trash
This is important with latex paint as well, but even more so for oil-based: do not just throw it away in the garbage! Oil paint could ignite easily and deal some serious fire damage to whoever is handling it.
Oil: Do not store for too long!
Equally as important: while you can store latex paint for a long time, oil paint will eventually reach an expiration limit. Once that occurs, it can emit dangerous toxic fumes.
Oil: Take to a proper facility which handles HHW.
Oil paint is classified as a HHW, which stands for Household Hazardous Waste. There are facilities specially handled to dispose of these kinds of materials. Find one in your local area to take your oil-based paint to.
Check your drop off-time
While you’re searching for an HHW disposal facility, make sure you check if there are any special regulated drop off or pickup times.
Latex: When Possible, Recycle Your Old Paint
Latex paint can be stored for a long time, but don’t let it go to waste on your shelf! It is possible to recycle old paint at special facilities. Find one in your local area! Or repurpose leftover paint for some other project. Perhaps there are some small toys in need a color touch up?
Latex: Donate to someone else in need.
If you can’t (or don’t want to) recycle your paint, see if someone else can use it!
Latex: If possible, move into a smaller jar or can.
If space is your main concern, it is perfectly fine to move your excess paint into a smaller mason jar or old soup can. Make sure you cover the lid completely with something like saran wrap so that it doesn’t dry.
Latex: Turn into a Dry Solid First
If you simply must dispose of your latex paint, don’t make a mess by pouring it into the trash. Instead, harden the paint first. Let it sit outside with the lid open and the sun will take care of the rest. After the paint is hardened, it is perfectly safe to throw out, along with the old can.
Latex: Mix with Newspaper or Cat Litter to Speed Dry
For the impatient among us, simply mix the old paint with shredded newspaper, sawdust, or cat litter. The material causes the paint to dry faster, and you will be able to dispose of it quicker.
We hope you found these tips on how to get rid of old paint useful! For non-paint related waste, trust KenBay to have the compactors you need. Our RotoPac can handle any major waste challenge with ease. If you want to experience one for yourself, you can try it before you buy it.
Everyone 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!
Is 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!
Let’s play a quick game. It’s called “Where Can I Throw Away My Chemical Waste?” Sound like fun? Oh hush, you know it does. So let’s start! So where can you throw away your chemical waste? In the garbage you say? Sorry, that’s the incorrect answer! Down the drain? Wrong again! Throw it out into the street? Are you even trying at this? Okay, okay, we’ll stop messing with you, you probably got our point. Proper chemical disposal is not only an environmental issue, it’s a general safety issue as well. You definitely want to make sure you’re following proper protocol. How do you know you are? Read on and find out.
KenBay is a company committed to proper disposal of waste, chemical or otherwise. We believe in a zero-waste initiative and encourage other companies to do the same!
Why is Chemical Disposal Important?
Now, we assume if you’re worked in the manufacturing industry for a few years that you understand why proper chemical disposal is critically important. If that’s the case, feel free to skip down to the next paragraph. For everyone else, here’s what you need to know. Improper chemical disposal can have devastating effects on both people and the environment. If you just throw it out with the regular waste, you put sanitation workers at risk. When you flush it down the drain, you send it to a water treatment facility that probably isn’t made to handle it. Finally, if you just throw it outside, you risk causing incredible damage to the local environment. We know you don’t want to do any of these things, so what’s the right way to handle it?
First, Avoid Unsafe Practices
The first thing you need to ensure is that you’re not already disposing of waste improperly, even incidentally. Check through your practices for your workplace, including any chemical labs if that’s necessary. If you uncover any improper chemical disposal in your investigation, shut down that practice immediately.
Second, Conduct Research
The most important thing you can do is keep yourself informed about proper chemical disposal. We wish that it were as easy as saying “put chemicals here!” but that obviously isn’t the case. Different chemicals may require different disposal methods. Not to mention the different federal and state regulations that you also need to comply with. Those, obviously, may change depending on your location. A great resource to turn to is the Environmental Protection Agency website. The EPA is a valuable resource when it comes to waste management of any kind. One of the benefits here is that they offer a comprehensive breakdown of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which covers hazardous waste disposal. If you’re looking to learn more about hazardous waste, this is a great place to start.
Once you’re up to date on your info, it will be easier to implement the state and federal practices to dispose of your chemical waste properly. And for all your waste disposal needs, you can rely on KenBay to help you and keep you informed. KenBay offers a wide assortment of waste compactors, including the HazPac for Hazardous Waste. If you want to experience KenBay for yourself, you can try us before you buy us. See for yourself the difference a good waste compactor can make.
Let’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!
Cardboard 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!
In the future, robots and other machines will handle all of our waste Picture “The Jetsons.” Picture the Death Star trash compactor in “Star Wars.” Handling and disposing of the garbage falls entirely on someone else, and we never need to touch it again. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Unfortunately, that future is probably a long ways off. So what can we do in the present?
Well, KenBay is all about proper waste disposal, but that doesn’t mean we think handling waste all the time is good either! When you’re trying to get rid of your trash, it’s better to be quick, fast, and done. So, here are some ways to reduce handling when handling waste.
Do Away With Boxes
Oh boxes, so essential to our everyday life and, paradoxically, so wasteful. Boxes are a bit of a trap, waste wise, because every time you order more, you’re just adding to the waste! There are some cool ideas to reduce boxes, like this nifty little invention. But nothing has really taken off yet to do away with the hundreds of billions of boxes created each year.
True, you can recycle the cardboard, and indeed most people do. But you still need to find a place to put the boxes. Not to mention, most of them are on the small side. If you’re using boxes to hold your temporary waste, you probably need to make a lot of trips! A better solution would be something like Super Sacks, which are larger and can hold up to 4000 lbs of waste. They can also be reused if you’re careful with them, and they are easy to recycle just like cardboard!
Place Compactor at the Source of the Waste
Of course, one of the biggest time wasters when handling waste is having to travel on your factory floor to the compactor itself. Keep in mind, you’re probably carrying an armful of junk too, inhibiting your movement and your vision. This is a workplace hazard! A better answer is to have a smaller compactor, when you can place right at the source of the waste. Finished with that cardboard or edge trim? Great! Just toss it into the compactor and keep moving, no muss or fuss.
Compact and Stack
Finally, when you are handling waste, you want to make the fewest amount of trips possible. For one thing, nobody wants to go back and forth just for garbage. For another thing, as previously mentioned, it’s a workplace hazard. So how to you get more trash to the truck, quicker? Easy! Buy a compactor that presses the garbage into a cube shape. The cubes of trash can be more easily loaded into something like a super sack or a lift.
KenBay does all of this for you! Our RotoPac compactors are small enough to be used on site. And our continuously rotating arm presses the waste together into those nice neat little cubes. We may not be living in the future, but we have the answers you need today!
If you want to try out a RotoPac for yourself, then you can make a request and we’ll send one to you! And if you decide you like it, simply pay the money to keep what we’ve sent!
We are almost two months into 2017, and many people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you wanted to be more environmentally minded this year, but that mindset fell by the wayside in favor of other obligations. Is it too late for you to make the changes you wanted so badly last December? Not at all! We here at KenBay believe that the second best time to change your habits is today (the best time was yesterday). If you want to make 2017 your year of change, here’s a great mantra to live by: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
If you want to make an environmental difference at your plant, reducing waste should be one of your first priorities. How do you know the amount of waste you’re generating? A great first step is to examine your material flow. Look at what’s coming into your plant, how it is used, and how it leaves. Once you’ve identified the source of your waste, then you can take steps to reduce it!
One great way to help reduce your waste is to reuse it! This can look like a lot of different things. Perhaps you can find alternative uses for the giant plastic bags your products come in. Or perhaps you can repurpose scrap metal instead of leaving it around (which, by the way, is a big safety hazard!) And remember, reusing materials doesn’t have to mean physical materials like plastic and metal. Resources like water and energy can also be reused. You can conserve on multiple levels!
The last step in our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra is recycling. Interestingly, this is probably the first thing you thought of. And why not? Everyone knows about recycling. Improved environmental education has taught our children the benefits of recycling from a young age. But what is important to keep in mind is that before we can recycle, we must first reduce our waste and reuse what we can. How can we recycle? It’s actually easy — stop sending your waste into landfills! Landfills generate greenhouse gasses and can secrete chemicals into the earth.
Instead, send the waste you can’t reuse to a proper recycling facility. Additionally, look into whether waste-to-energy is a viable option. Waste-to-energy is an excellent alternative to traditional fossil fuels. You’ll reduce your waste and help our energy problem at the same time. It’s like an environmental double whammy!
Remember the mantra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It’s not to late to make these changes for 2017. One thing that can help you reduce waste more effectively? Utilizing the right kind of compactor. A KenBay RotoPac is portable, which means it can be stored at the source of the waste. Say goodbye to enormous compactors that take up half the room! Because our RotoPacs have a constantly rotating arm, your waste is continually pressed and tightened into a convenient cube shape. Cubes are great for stacking and hauling over to the recycling facility! If you are interested in purchasing a KenBay RotoPac for yourself, you can try it before you buy it. If you enjoy the RotoPac, you can even pay to keep the one we send you. Change is possible this year, and KenBay can help.
We here at KenBay are all about the environment. We promote a zero waste initiative and encourage waste reduction whenever we can. If you are one of those people who agree that you need to do your part for the environment, then hey, we salute you! You may want to help encourage others to do their part as well. But how can you make a difference? It seems that waste is just such an ingrained part of our culture. Many people throw their garbage in landfills without giving it a second thought! Well, if you want your manufacturing plant to promote waste reduction, here are some great ways to get the ball rolling.
Become Involved in the Community
They say that one person has the capability to bring about change. With enough determination, this is definitely possible. However, why stop at one? We think a better way would be giving that one guy a break and getting the entire community involved. As a major business, you definitely have the power! Perform a bit of research and learn about the environmental needs of your community. Perhaps the local park suffers from a littering problem. Or maybe the community generates too much waste. What are the causes of these issues?
Once you understand the issues, work with local leadership to help correct them! Organize and fund park clean up day, for example, or set up recycling bins around high traffic areas to encourage recycling and waste reduction over landfill use. Also, think about setting up events that educate the public on what they can do at home and at work to help the environment. Also, consider donating to a non profit or charity that you think makes a difference. What takes one person a lot of effort to do by himself, an entire community can do easily! Not to mention it gets your company a lot of great press.
Become an Example for Others
Another great way to encourage waste reduction is to be an example of it yourself. This isn’t always easy, but with a little extra effort, you will find responsible waste management is definitely doable. Track your material flow and learn where your products come from . . . and where they go. Ensure that you are doing everything you can to recycle your materials, and look into options like waste to energy to see if it’s feasible for you. Finally, make sure that switching to an environmentally conscious mindset isn’t slamming your finances. Use a solid compactor and reduce your spending on the labor and hauling of your waste.
As it so happens, KenBay compactors are exactly the thing you need to promote fantastic waste reduction! Our compactors are small and portable, and you can use them right at the source of your waste. Simply toss it in and forget about it! Additionally, our RotoPacs continuously press and compress the waste into a cube shape, which is easier to haul and transport. You won’t have to waste money hauling empty space on the truck, and you’ll have fewer trips overall! If you are interested in experiencing a KenBay RotoPac for yourself, we offer you the option to Try it Before you Buy it! If you like what you have, just pay for the one we already sent you and be done with it. If you want to promote more waste reduction, trust KenBay to have your back!