Upgrade to an Industrial Trash Compactor for Improved Commercial Waste Disposal

Commercial Trash

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:

  1.     Does your company have planned growth that will create more trash?
  2.     What is being spent on commercial waste disposal?
  3.     How high are the monthly person hours spent on collecting waste and removing it from the facility?
  4.     Are cardboard boxes being broken down to save space?
  5.     Are forklifts used for collection and removal of trash? What is their cost? Do they present safety issues?
  6.     Is any of the trash material recyclable? How much?
  7.     Is the company in compliance regarding hazardous material disposal?
  8.     How much of the waste is wet material that may cause odors?

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Industrial Trash Compactor Safety Tips

Trash Compactor Safety

When it comes to industrial trash compactors, safety is a top priority. Purchasing a compactor with high safety ratings provides two primary benefits. First, it provides potential savings on insurance and personal injury claims, and second, it can reduce plant downtime. 

Trash Compactor Safety Requirements By OSHA Standards

OSHA General Industry Standard guidelines are to be followed for the proper maintenance of any industrial waste compactor.  

Each authorized employee needs to receive the necessary training in a number of different disciplines. There are three disciplines employees should train in. 

  1. the recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources
  2. the type and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace
  3. the methods and means necessary for energy isolation and control

The KenBay RotoPac industrial waste compactor was designed with all of these disciplines in mind. It is considered one of the best commercial trash compactors on the market. Companies prefer the KenBay model due to its prominently placed isolator switch as well as other safety mechanisms inimical to its design.

Using OSHA metrics, KenBay works diligently to meet standard trash compactor safety requirements

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