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!

3 Reasons Compaction is Still Sexy

compactionIs there anything sexier than watching something be squished into a nice geometrical cube? Look at this video and tell me I’m wrong. Alright, maybe “sexy” is not quite the right term for it, but compaction is still incredibly cool. Besides being the adult equivalent of smashing up your Play-Doh creations, compacting your waste is also a great way to be responsible about your environmental impact.

There are a lot of benefits to compacting waste, stuff you probably haven’t ever thought about. Maybe you’re already compacting and never thought about it before. Maybe you’re not compacting and wondering why you should bother. What does it matter to you how the waste looks? It all ends up in the same place anyway, right? Sorry, but that’s simply not true. Compaction offers a lot of great benefits to your plant, and you should be doing it. Want to know why? Then check these tips from KenBay!

Compaction Reduces Hauling Costs

Think of your big pile of waste like it’s on last call at a bar: “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” Your waste has to go somewhere, and if you’re an environmentally conscious organization you know better than to dump it in a natural resource. So, at some point you’re going to have to haul it on out of there. The trouble is getting all your waste to fit. Because here’s the thing: if you’re just dumping it all onto the truck as is, you know what you’re doing? You’re wasting space. That junk doesn’t just fit together like a nice little puzzle piece! And you know what you’re still paying for? All that air that gets hauled to the dump along with your waste. Which means you can add one more thing you’re wasting: money!

Compacting your junk makes it so that you are turning it into a puzzle piece. One where each piece is shaped like nice little easily-stackable cube. This video shows just how much trash can be hauled when it’s all compacted together. Get more junk on the truck, and pay for less air. It’s that easy!

Compaction Improves Safety

If you’re working in a plant, then you know how dangerous scrap metal can be. It’s sharp and it needs to be handled carefully and consciously. You know what isn’t careful or conscious? Throwing it all onto a big truck. You run risks of slicing open your hand both loading and unloading that metal. Compacting it into a cube shape is safer because you’re helping to reduce those sharp edges. Also, the cubes can be easily stacked onto a fork lift, so you’ll have less time handling it at all! (Sorry.)

Compaction Reduces Labor

Hey, here’s another great way to save money: quit paying for hours and hours of labor to load, transport, and unload the truck. Small, compacted cubes are far easier (and require less manpower) to load and unload, meaning you don’t spend nearly as much money on outside junk haulers. Those savings build up over time!

We hope you agree that compacting your junk is definitely the way to go. And you know what else? KenBay has the machines needed to get the job done. Our RotoPacs are compact and can be used right at the source of the junk, and they leave a small footprint. You can try one out for yourself if you don’t believe us! Then, maybe you’ll agree that compacting can be sexy after all. 

How to Stop Label Matrix Trim From Gumming Up Your Processes

Press Container Compactor for Industrial Waste Disposal Hydraulic Bin

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Every great, long-lasting improvement in technology came about because there was a need for it. We needed faster ways of transportation, so the car was invented. Drivers couldn’t see in the rain, so windshield wipers were devised. All throughout history are examples of ingenuity rising up to solve a problem. Well, one modern day problem for plant workers is how to properly get rid of waste like label matrix trim. It needs to be disposed of, and there are a many machines built just for that purpose. But trim removal systems can occasionally jam if running too quickly, and clogged machines mean wasted time and money. Plant personnel have gotten very creative when it comes to dealing with label matrix disposal. Everything from shredding to actually devising ways to use it in the machine itself. We here at KenBay have a better idea: don’t deal with it at all! Simply throw the label matrix directly into a continuous compactor at the source of the waste. Just bag it and dump it!

Why a Continuous Compactor?

You’re probably familiar with a traditional trash compactor. They’re large, they smell bad, and they are normally triggered by opening and closing the door three times. If your plant is already using one, why is a continuous compactor better?

For one thing, a continuous compactor never needs to be manually switched on. It’s right there in the name, continuous. It never shuts off on its own! A constantly rotating arm keep pressing down whatever you throw into it into neat and tidy and stackable cubes. The shape of these cubes is another great thing about continuous compactors — you’re never paying to haul around any unnecessary air when you’re getting rid of your waste. Just stack the cubes up and fill more space on the junk hauler!

Another issue is safety. We mentioned that traditional compactors are big, right? Often they’re so large that they’re immovable without additional machinery. Once you set them down, they’re not going anywhere. What does this mean for you and your employees? It means that whenever you have something like a label matrix that you need to trash, you need to leave your station and move there physically. I don’t need to tell you the risk of walking around an area with heavy active machinery! Smaller continuous compactors can be placed right at the worksite, so you can just toss the label matrix trim in when you need to and continue on with the work. In short, it helps to reduce unnecessary risk.

KenBay Helps You Manage Label Matrix Disposal

KenBay has a wide variety of inexpensive continuous compactors that are portable and easy to handle. Because they have a small footprint, it is easy to have multiple compactors at key waste disposal sites. Our line of products not only offer a safer solution to waste disposal, they are efficient as well. You won’t squander unnecessary time disposing of your waste, and you won’t pay extra money to haul air to the landfill. If you are interested in having a continuous compactor for your plant, contact us to try it before you buy it. Discover the difference the right compactor can make!

How to Improve Processes for Safe Handling of Hazardous Substances

Let KenBay help you manage hazardous substancesWe know that businesses face a unique set of waste management challenges when they handle hazardous substances. Where others can send their waste to a landfill or Waste to Energy plant without a second thought, these businesses must consider additional steps. Because the responsible disposal of hazardous substances is different than the disposal of other waste products, businesses should have a separate waste management plan for hazardous materials. While daunting, it’s important to consider these processes and look for ways to improve upon them. 

What are Hazardous Substances?

One challenge that manufactures sometimes face is knowing exactly what is considered a hazardous substance. To effectively manage hazardous waste, it is important to know the EPA and OSHA hazardous substance definition. It’s also important to know the state and federal requirements and laws that dictate how hazardous waste must be managed. Some of the most common types of hazardous substances often include:

  • Ignitable items that easily catch on fire like solvents, paint, and gasoline
  • Corrosive waste that “eats” something else, including battery acid, caustic paint strippers, and some floor cleaners
  • Reactive waste that is unstable or explosive like certain cyanide and sulfide-bearing waste
  • Toxic substances that are harmful when ingested or absorbed like gasoline and solvents

These are just a few hazardous substances examples. When you look for ways to improve your processes for handling hazardous waste, do thorough research. Look for a hazardous substances list that is specific to your industry, and be sure you understand the legal requirements for disposing of it.

Evaluate Your Process Repeatedly

One of the best ways you can improve your processes for handling hazardous substances is by simply monitoring your processes more often. First, you’ll need to create a plan for handling hazardous waste, using industry, state, and federal guidelines. Then, you need to evaluate that plan repeatedly. To ensure that your system is up-to-date, efficient, and safe, you need to reevaluate your procedures from time to time. At least once every quarter, set aside time to take a look at the waste products in your business.  Then, find ways to improve your process.

Handle Hazardous Substances Less Often

It goes without saying that the safest way to handle hazardous substances is to not handle it all. Take a significant step to improving your processes for safely handling hazardous substances by finding ways to handle dangerous waste less often. To do this, consider a small footprint compactor that can be placed at the source of hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste compactors like our HazPac allow you to handle dangerous substances less often. In addition, the HazPac has a small footprint, high compaction rate, ease of use, and a unique ability to compact waste into bulk bags or into hazardous waste boxes. This makes our hazardous waste compactor ideal for compacting hazardous waste for transporting. In addition, because of the HazPac’s small footprint, it can be placed close to the source hazardous material generation, saving travel time and increasing  safety and efficiency.

Learn More about KenBay’s Waste Management Products

We know that waste management can be a burden. But, with KenBay, you’ll have the tools you need to help make the job a little easier. The next time you evaluate your waste products and waste management strategy, consider integrating one of our industrial trash compactors into your processes.

Don’t let something like a waste get in the way of your business operations. If you’re interested in trash compactors or finding a committed consultant to help you reduce your waste, call KenBay. We can tell you more about our services, no matter what industry you’re in, or how much waste you are creating!

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It’s Time to Take Another Look at Your Waste Products

Evaluate your waste products today!When was the last time you conducted a waste audit for your business? 3 years ago? 5? Maybe, never? If that’s the case, it’s time to take another look at your waste products. Every business creates waste, that’s almost a certainty, but what is done with it, where it’s sent, and how much time, money, and resources are devoted to it can vary dramatically. All businesses handle waste management in different ways. But, the businesses that manage their waste most successfully all have one thing in common. They aren’t complacent, they aren’t stagnant, they don’t continue to do the same things they’ve done for years and years.

Rather, they examine their waste products and processes with regularity. They also take a strategic approach to waste management. They examine and decide in advance how waste products will be handled, before their waste lands in a landfill!

Luckily, you can do the same for your business. If you haven’t ever evaluated your waste management processes, now is the time! Here are a few things you should consider:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

It may seem simple, but many businesses often forget that they can ease the burden of waste management by simply reducing the amount of waste their business creates. There are plenty of ways to reduce waste products in businesses that you should consider.

Can you recycle some of your waste? Or, can you donate excess material instead of throwing it away? Can you purchase materials in bulk to reduce packaging waste? Is it more cost effective to send your waste to a Waste to Energy plant than a landfill? We all know that reducing, reusing, and recycling are great ways to help the environment. But, in businesses, these steps can also save valuable time, resources, and ultimately money.

Evaluate Your Sources of Waste Repeatedly

If you create an effective waste management strategy, your business won’t just reduce costs associated with waste management. If fact, you might even transform manufacturing waste into profits. However, to do so, you first need to create an effective waste management plan. Then, you need to evaluate it, along with you sources of waste, repeatedly. At the start of every quarter, set aside time to take a look at the waste products in your business. Then, look for new ways to improve your waste management strategies.

Manage Your Waste Products with KenBay

We know that waste management can be a burden. But, with KenBay, you’ll have the tools you need to help make the job a little easier. The next time you evaluate your waste products and waste management strategy, consider integrating one of our industrial trash compactors into your processes.

Trash compactors like KenBay’s RotoPac are ideal waste management products for industrial settings. They allow companies to reduce the volume of their trash at a ratio of six to one. The RotoPac can handle all kinds of waste from food to recyclables, and even solid hazardous waste. Because trash compactors will reduce the weight and size of your waste, they are a great way to cut down your waste removal costs and improve the efficiency of waste management.

Don’t let something like a waste get in the way of your business operations. If you’re interested in trash compactors or finding a committed consultant to help you reduce your waste, call KenBay. We can tell you more about our services, no matter what industry you’re in, or how much waste you are creating!

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3 Surprising Ways Landfill Gas Can Be Put to Good Use

landfill gas can be used to create energySo, you throw away your garbage, it’s picked up by a waste management company, and then it’s delivered to a landfill where it sits to rot into eternity, right? Wrong. Allow us to introduce you to landfill gas. The life cycle of your garbage doesn’t end when it’s dumped at the landfill. Instead, once there, the decomposition of solid waste begins to produce methane gas. What’s methane gas? A colorless, odorless, gas that is all around you. It’s also a by-product of garbage decomposition. And, it can be put to use in surprising ways.

Why is this important? Because, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “[c]onverting LFG to energy offsets the need for non-renewable resources such as coal and oil, and reduces emissions of air pollutants that contribute to local smog and acid rain.” And, that’s something we can all appreciate.

How Landfill Gas is Used

Methane, also known as landfill gas, can be captured in landfills and converted into a useable energy source. Instead of vanishing into the air,  a system of wells, blowers, or vacuums collect landfill gas and take it to a processing facility. Depending on the facility the landfill gas is delivered to, it will be put to use in different ways. Here are a few of them:

1. Electricity Generation

In the United States, most captured landfill gas (about 75%) is used to generate electricity. The landfill gas to electricity process starts deep inside the pile of waste. To collect the gas, a vacuum-like blower captures it from the center of the garbage heap. After that, the gas is transported through a pipework system from the garbage heap to a processing facility, where it is transformed into electrical energy. Typically, the electricity created at landfills is used on-site, but it is also sold to the grid for general use.

2. Direct Use as Thermal Energy

Landfill gas is also used to offset, or replace, the use of other types of fuel. Instead of natural gas, coal, or fuel oil, landfill gas can be used as thermal energy. This fuel is utilized in boilers, dryers, kilns, greenhouses, and other machines that rely on thermal energy. Landfill gas can be used to fire pottery and glass, heat water for aquaculture (fish farming), and warm greenhouses. Other industries that currently use landfill gas include auto manufacturing, chemical production, food processing, pharmaceuticals, cement and brick manufacturing, wastewater treatment, consumer electronics and products, paper and steel production, and prisons and hospitals.

3. Cogeneration

Not only is landfill gas used to generate electricity or thermal energy, sometimes it is used to produce both! Because this process generates two types of energy at once, it is aptly called cogeneration. In this process, landfill gas is used in engines and turbines to produce both heat and power, typically in the form of hot water or steam.

4. Alternative Fuels

Using landfill gas as an alternative fuel is one of the newest ways it is being put to use. Because landfill gas is produced all-day, every day, and will continue to be produced for as long as we have decomposing garbage, it is often viewed as a renewable energy source to be used in place of fossil fuels. Just one example, landfill gas can be used as the equivalent of natural gas, a nonrenewable energy source that will one day run out.

How KenBay Can Help You Manage Your Waste

Whether your business has made the switch to zero waste, or it contributes to the production of landfill gas, we know waste management can be a burden. Because trash compactors will reduce the weight and size of your waste, they are a great way to cut down your waste removal costs and improve the efficiency of waste management.

Trash compactors like KenBay’s RotoPac are ideal for industrial settings, and allow companies to reduce the volume of their trash at a ratio of six to one. The RotoPac can handle all kinds of waste from food to recyclables, and even solid hazardous waste.

Don’t let something like a waste get in the way of your business operations.  If you’re interested in trash compactors or finding a committed consultant to help you reduce your waste, call KenBay. We can tell you more about our services, no matter what industry you’re in, or how much waste you are creating!

How to Save Money in Your Pursuit of Zero Waste

You can save money in your pursuit of zero wasteThere’s one question that every business asks when it considers becoming a zero waste organization: how will this affect our bottom line? For many skeptics, the assumption is that  “going green” costs money. We are here to tell you that these assumptions are wrong. Zero waste companies, ones that implement measures to keep their waste out of landfills, often find that saving money and being environmentally friendly can go hand in hand. To help you understand how you can implement zero waste programs into your business and save money, here are a few of our best tips:

Ensure Your Equipment is Reliable and Safe

It goes without saying that unsafe working conditions lead to a number of problems. But, it’s often worth repeating. When you begin a zero waste initiative, you will likely look for new tools and equipment to help you in your pursuit.  Whether you implement new equipment or continue to use your existing tools, ensure that your equipment is reliable and safe. Addressing safety concerns and expensive maintenance and repairs will cost you money and will hurt your bottom line. To avoid this problem, be sure that the machinery and equipment your zero waste business uses is the most reliable on the market. The less time, energy, and resources spent on repairs and updates, the more cost efficient you will be in your pursuit of zero waste.

Evaluate the Efficiency of Your Tools

If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it again, ineffective tools will cost you money. How does this tip differ from what we’ve already mentioned? Glad you asked. Evaluating the efficiency of your tools  is much more than just being aware of their reliability and safety. Even if the machinery you use, or may implement in zero waste initiatives, is reliable, safe, and low maintenance, ask yourself this: Is it also efficient? If you were building your processes today, would you choose this the machinery? Does your equipment get the job done quickly? Are there other options on the market that do the job better and faster? Plain and simple, wasting time wastes money. When you pursue zero waste initiatives, seek out the time and money saving options available to you. Stay vigilant and do your research to make sure that the tools you use are the most efficient ones on the market.

Consider Labor Costs

When you reduce the time it takes to get a job done, you also reduce your labor costs associated with the task. For many businesses, this reduction in transportation and labor costs is the easiest way to save money in the pursuit of zero waste. From the first step of your operation to the last, evaluate your procedures and always be on the lookout for ways to minimize your labor costs. Can a task be performed faster? Is there a tool on the market that will make labor easier to complete in a timely fashion? Being mindful of these questions will help your business save money that might be spent unnecessarily on labor costs. This is another strategy for saving money that you can implement in your business when you pursue a zero waste initiative.

Let Us Help You Save Money in Your Pursuit of Zero Waste

With KenBay, you can minimize costs and save money at the beginning of waste management. KeyBay’s commercial trash compactor models offer a safe, reliable, easy to use option for compacting waste before transport, thus saving you money in your pursuit of zero waste. Our RotoPack trash compactors address all the money saving tips we’ve suggested for you.

1. Reliability and Safety

The RotoPac trash compactor by KenBay is easy to use, made of quality construction, and implements several key safety measures. Because of this, you will save money on the safety and maintenance costs associated with trash compacting.

2. Efficiency

The RotoPac is small enough to place directly at the source of your waste. Instead of transporting waste elsewhere, you can compact it right away, saving you time, energy, and ultimately money. In addition, the RotoPac allows for more efficient, continuous trash compacting. Never again will production halt because of waiting time at the trash compactor.

3. Reduced Labor Costs

Although the RotoPac is smaller than traditional trash compactors, it compacts trash at such a rate that you don’t need to empty the compactor as often. In addition, trash is compacted more tightly in a RotoPac than in a traditional compactor. This tight compaction means you can fit more waste into a single bag and make fewer trips to dispose of waste.  A trash compactor like the RotoPac that allows you to spend less time collection and transporting waste will reduce your labor costs and raise your cost efficiency.

KenBay produces innovative equipment that maximizes safety and sustainability and minimizes the financial and global impact of solid industrial waste removal. Heavy hitters like the U.S. Navy, Purolator, and Boeing use our cost and work efficient tools daily. We’ve helped these organizations improve their efficiency and save money. Now, we can help your business do the same. Contact us today!

How to Achieve Six Sigma With a Smarter Trash Compactor

Six SigmaAre your business practices in need of improvement? You’re not alone either in your need or in seeking out resources and means to streamlining everything from sales models and production to something as easy to overlook as waste management. Six Sigma is a group of tools and techniques designed to optimize your business processes and therefore your products themselves. Often combined with the methodology of lean manufacturing to produce the system known as Lean Six Sigma, this is great knowledge to consider implementing in your venture to tighten up your business model. Lean Six Sigma addresses problems in processes and waste as well as variation and design to form a comprehensive plan for streamlining your business as a whole.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean manufacturing addresses business processes and their waste production of all forms through inefficiencies. The goal is to improve overall value, which is measured through the eyes of the customer. Any action or service that a customer would be willing to pay for is considered valuable. Six Sigma is based on a concept in statistical quality control which evaluates process capability. In manufacturing the Six Sigma methodology uses data to determine an appropriate and achievable sigma level for each process, which, when achieved in the short-term production line will decrease defects and therefore waste over time. Lean Six Sigma then utilizes data analytics to reduce waste and variation and therefore increase corporate value.

Why Is Reducing Landfill Waste Important?

Landfill waste is not typically included in the official seven wastes described in the lean manufacturing methodology, but it is not difficult to see how it would interact with them. Oftentimes excess landfill waste is the result of, or results in, other forms of waste such as excess downtime as well as movement. Without a streamlined landfill waste management plan variations in these practices can lead to a high cost of waste removal, and even affect the manufacturing process as employees are inconvenienced by things like waste can placement or problems with them overflowing.

Applying Lean Six Sigma to Waste Management

To start you will need data which means auditing your current waste production to get an idea of how much of what kinds of waste you are sending to the landfill. If you haven’t already designated people to devote themselves to waste management, find employees that are excited about the challenge. Begin finding ways that you can reduce waste streams throughout your operations by implementing recycling and reuse strategies. Investing in a trash compactor will further reduce the size of your waste by a ratio of six to one, which will help to reduce the cost you spend on waste removal. Also, consider your purchasing practices and how you can reduce the packaging on things you are both buying as well as the products you are sending out.

Lean Six Sigma is a great philosophy for improving the value of your company and its products. Waste management always adds value to your company not only through saving you money on logistics and removal costs but also because customers are interested in the corporate responsibility of your business. Being involved in the zero landfill initiative is a great way to devote yourself to improving the way business is done, and Lean Six Sigma is a means to cause that change from within.

For more information about how to improve your waste management practices, call KenBay today!  

The Truth You Need to Know About Balers

BalersBalers aren’t just farm tools used for hay, but they are used throughout other industries for things like paper, cardboard, plastic and even textiles. They are one of the most common backroom tools in a retail setting, and keep stock rooms free from the clutter of empty boxes, while helping clothing donation centers efficiently store and ship clothes. If you are looking for a way to better manage waste in your facility, be it boxes or otherwise, balers come in a number of sizes with various purposes and are an affordable solution to help you get more organized and lower your waste removal costs.

Balers aren’t Too Big for Your Backroom

Many people avoid investing in equipment like balers because they assume they will take up far too much room. While some balers can be as large as 12 square feet at their base, there are many smaller models that you will easily be able to make room for, especially considering the fact that they will reduce the size of your waste at a ratio of six to one. Balers aren’t space consuming, they are space creating. Don’t fall for this common misconception and be held back from an investment that will end up showing returns in what can happen in just a matter of months.

Balers for Everything

Whether you’re in a retail store with thousands of boxes that pile up each week, or a food and beverage setting with plastic recyclables or food waste that needs compacting, balers are the perfect solution. A self-contained compactor is perfect for any setting in which wet waste is unavoidable and a plastic bag is available instead of using wire for tying bales. Leakage will always be controlled, and you can even buy biodegradable bags to contribute to your zero landfill initiative should that be your goal. Even if you have waste that is large and awkwardly sized like furniture, you will be able to find balers strong enough for the job. Don’t let your waste cans overflow with unruly items piling them up far sooner than they ought. Make use of balers to do this awkward, time-consuming and often messy waste management job.

Save Money with Balers

Compacting and baling your waste is one of the easiest ways to save money on your waste management costs. More compact waste means you can have it removed from your premises less frequently, saving you money on transportation. Furthermore if you’re recycling a significant amount of plastic, metals or paper and cardboard, you can actually make money selling sorted bales back to the recycling company. This can end up being quite a lucrative stream of income for your business if you’re producing enough waste.

Investing in equipment like balers is one of the best steps to take in rethinking your waste management practices. Ideally you will take time to consider each step in your process to see how you can minimize waste and maximize efficiency, and maybe even partner with a waste management expert to see you through the process and recommend the best equipment for the task. Call KenBay to learn more about how we can help take this step in improving your business!


Best Features to Look for in a Commercial Trash Compactor

Commercial Trash CompactorAre you looking to improve the sustainability of your business, as well as the safety of your workplace? Commercial trash compactors are the absolute best bet for achieving both of these goals for your company, as well as many more when you choose the one that is most suitable for you. With many different sizes, and specialities, there are commercial trash compactors for every purpose waiting to prove their worth in investment. Not only can you improve the sustainability of your own company, but a commercial trash compactor will help you reduce the volume of waste that you are sending to your local landfill.

Features to Look for in a Commercial Trash Compactor  

High Speed of Compaction

Improving your company’s productivity should be one of your main goals when investing in a commercial trash compactor. Making sure that the speed of compaction can keep up with your production is of the utmost importance. With rates reaching 300 pounds per hour, the KenBay commercial trash compactors are quite speedy and in no danger of holding up your production. You will no longer have to demand that your skilled employees waste so much time on things like waste management.

High Compaction Rate

While commercial trash compactors do indeed take up space in any facility, they should ultimately save you space by reducing the volume of your waste. Whether the space saving happens in your waste removal receptacle or whether it’s the piles of cardboard boxes that accumulate in a corner somewhere before anyone has a chance to break them down, they are sure to be space saving. When you greatly reduce the volume of your waste, say, at a rate of six to one like the KenBay compactors promise, you can also reduce the cost of your removal. If you are saving space inside your facility by being able to compact paper products, you will undoubtedly make room for more equipment to increase your productivity without raising your overhead costs.

Small Footprint Commercial Trash Compactor

Most people imagine commercial trash compactors to be extremely large, when in reality most of them take up no more space than the square footage of your average shipping pallet. Able to fit into any corner of your facility with very little bother, you can also place them throughout an assembly line, reducing the time spent moving waste around your facility, while greatly reducing the chance for hazards in the form of unruly trash cans. You can find commercial trash compactors for every purpose in this same manageable size, which individually take up less than twelve square feet on your floor, whether it’s in an assembly line setting, or a back stock room.

These are just a few things to consider when doing research about investing in a commercial trash compactor. If you are seriously considering making this change then talking to a waste management company is very much worthwhile. A company like KenBay will help you take stock of your waste practices, further increasing your productivity and decreasing your waste with more than just the purchase of a trash compactor. If this interests you be sure to give KenBay a call to learn more.