4 Reasons Why Investing in a Commercial Garbage Compactor is Best

KenBay RotoPacLet’s talk about investments for a minute. There are many different kinds of them (real estate, stocks, etc.) but the basic idea for investing remains universal: to make a good return. This can mean reaping more money than you originally put in. Or it can mean acquiring benefits that are worth the time or money you’ve put into . . . whatever it is. But there is always a risk that comes with investing: the possibility of making not making a good return. Making less money, or receiving lackluster benefits or rewards. Nobody wants that, so most people are cautious about what they invest in, and how much.

For your plant, you may be cautious about investing in something like a commercial garbage compactor. Why put in all the money into a big clunky machine for something as trivial as your waste? But a good garbage compactor is actually a very solid investment for a lot of reasons. And you can take our word for it: KenBay is dedicated to helping companies become more responsible about waste management. We’ve also been working in the compactor business for years, so we know a thing or two! So, why should you invest in a commercial garbage compactor?

They’re Smaller Than You Expect

If you hear the word “compactor” you probably picture a giant bulky machine that takes up the space of an entire wall. Like when you see pictures of old computers and stand in awe at how large they are compared to your little tablet now. Well, a commercial garbage compactor can actually be small and portable — like our own RotoPacs. The portability is great because you can place them wherever you want without any hassle. It’s best to include them right at the source of the waste, so you can dump it in and forget about it, right then and there.

Small, but Mighty!

Now, just because the compactor is small doesn’t mean that is can’t pack a punch! In fact our RotoPacs are durable and heavy duty, capable of crushing any of the waste you throw at it. It’s even strong enough to crush hard plastic ingredient sacks!

It’s Safe, and Efficient

A small compactor with a continuously rotating arm is easy to manage. Simply throw the waste in and trust that it is compacted. It’s always running, so you can focus on other things. Also, the small compactors are very safe, and it’s easy to swap bags when you need to.

They Save You Money

Of course cost savings are an important factor as well. Remember, these are an investment with quite a great return! A commercial garbage compactor will save you money on handling and transport of your waste. Compacted waste is easier to transport because it is stackable, and you can fit more of it onto the truck. You’ll save money on waste management because you won’t be making as many trips. Also, some companies give you the option to rent a compactor at a cheaper price, helping you out if your budget can’t accommodate a full purchase.

If you are interested in trying out a KenBay RotoPac for yourself, then check out our line of models to choose from. You can request to try it before you buy it. Best of all, KenBay makes it easy to switch from “try” to “keep”: just pay the difference to keep the one we already sent you. So make a great investment today, and visit the KenBay website to see about getting your own small compactor!

 

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 Affordable Ways to Improve Upon Plastic Recycling!

RecyclingPlastic recycling is one of the biggest ways you can both cut down on your waste management costs, as well as the United State’s growing landfills. Accumulating 254 million tons of trash each year, the country’s sustainability depends on organizations and individuals devoting their efforts to plastic recycling to raise the percentage of solid waste recycled each year. Not only is plastic recycling important to reduce waste, but it is actually a

Not only is plastic recycling important to reduce waste, but it is actually a valuable resource with versatile manufacturing uses like new containers and packaging, fiber for clothing and carpets, car parts, and plastic lumber to name a few. If you haven’t considered improving your plastic recycling practices just yet, here are some ways to make it easy.

3 Tips to Improve Your Plastic Recycling Practices

  1. Sort By Type
    Industrial plastic recycling is much more productive if you can sort your plastics into their chemical composition. You may have noticed that most plastic containers have a number in the middle of the recycle symbol. These numbers reference the type of polymer that was used to make the container. Separating your plastic recycling by number will increase its value, which will raise your rebate. If you don’t have enough space to sort every single kind of plastic waste that you produce, work with your provider to determine which ones will be worth the most when separated.
  2. Don’t Forget the Wrapping
    When most people think of plastic recycling, they tend to overlook everything that isn’t a bottle or container of some sort. There are many different materials that can be recycled that aren’t containers, and that aren’t numbered. For instance, plastic drums and buckets, plastic wraps, PET Pallet Banding, Super Sacks, and PP/PE Packaging among other materials. It may seem like a pain to go to the trouble of figuring out which other waste products can be recycled, but you can save more money in the long run, especially if it is a material you have a lot of.
  3. Get a Compactor
    Rebates are typically done by weight, and most of your plastic recycling is going to take up a lot more space than it needs to. This means that you are paying to have your recycling removed inefficiently because you’re paying for air. Compactors and balers like the Rotopac are essential to improving your plastic recycling program and making it even more worth your while. RotoPac was designed to compact multiple kinds of waste from large quantities of waste and plastic recyclables to hazardous waste and cardboard boxes. It will save you money by multiple means from labor costs in breaking down things like cardboard boxes, to reducing your waste removal costs. RotoPac is known for reducing the volume of waste at a ratio consistently greater than 6 to 1, so don’t miss out on learning about this great investment.

If you’re looking to vamp up your waste management program and make it a worthwhile endeavor for your organization, digging into your plastic recycling is a great place to start. KenBay, maker of the RotoPac, can help you get to the bottom of your strategy with years of expertise helping organizations across many industries handle their waste in a sustainable way, both environmentally and financially.

5 Safety Rules for Handling Hazardous Waste!

hazardous waste

Handling hazardous waste can be overwhelming with the numerous rules and regulations to follow, with grave consequences to any mishap. There are numerous precautions to take in disposing of your hazardous waste that prevent injury and further effects to the environment.

The first step in devising a hazardous waste disposal plan is to assess all your procedures that produce waste and consider how you might diminish their byproducts. Another thing you can do is consider which industries might able to use your waste products for their production allowing you to recycle the product as opposed to disposing of it.

  1. Segregate Waste
    Make sure that you always segregate your waste products to prevent chemical reactions from happening. Solids, liquids, and gasses should all be separated for disposal. Furthermore, be sure to follow government guidelines of how to separate chemicals into the appropriate categories.  
  2. Label Containers
    It is incredibly important that all hazardous waste disposal containers are properly labeled so they can be handled properly. Be sure to use official EPA labels without any abbreviations, and always include the EPA hazardous waste number. Labeling simply with the category of waste is also insufficient. Failing to properly label can lead to leaks, explosions, and insufficient treatment, leading to a greater potential for an unsafe work circumstance and environmental hazards.
  3. Liquids go in Screw Tops
    When disposing of liquid hazardous waste the containers in which you store them should always be tightly sealed with no chance of leakage. Be sure that you have a leak management systems in which to store all your liquid waste, and to always keep track of any liquid that might leak out of your containers, or be spilled in transferring the waste to containers.
  4. Inspect Weekly
    State Health and Environment Departments provide all the resources your company will need to properly handle all your hazardous waste. They will further come and inspect your facility to not only make sure that are you complying with the regulations, but also to look for things you might have missed that could be of harm to your employees or the environment. Inspections are of the utmost importance anywhere that hazardous waste is stored.  
  5. Document Everything
    It can be easy to put off something like keeping detailed documents of your waste management. While it seems like unnecessary and extra work, it is crucial in times of crisis. If something were to ever go wrong, your documentation will help you get to the bottom of the issue faster and know exactly how to respond. Don’t get lax on creating an efficient and strict documentation system because it might just end up saving you lots of money and potentially lives too.

Since hazardous waste standards were implemented in 1976, disposal standards and methods have only gotten better and more efficient. If you have a facility that handles hazardous waste products be sure to keep up with your state standards because they cannot only help you keep your workplace safe, but will ultimately save you the money and trouble of spills.

If you’re looking for a company to help you with your waste management, give KenBay a call!