22 Nov Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Equals Added Profits (continued)
Another overlooked option is a compactor to reduce the volume of waste being contracted for removal. It always amazes me the amount of companies that rely on their waste disposal contractor for recommendations on handling their company’s refuse. These companies are hauling companies, so the more they haul the more they make! What incentive is there for giving you, the generator, recommendations to reduce the volume of material to be hauled away? Almost every business could benefit by using a trash compactor. There are models built to handle virtually every application from food waste from a restaurant to wood waste from a large manufacturing plant. Trash compactors are simple devices that compress the material into some type of container, therefore decreasing the dead space in a container and increasing the payload of refuse being hauled to a landfill. It is a fairly simple solution that can be implemented and it can produce some dramatic returns to your operating budget.