How baling waste can cut production costs


If you’re not using a compactor before sending waste and recycling off site, now is the time to consider it.

The initial cost of purchasing equipment is often offset by a significant reduction in transport related costs. And reduced transport also means a reduction in the related carbon emission.

If a company is not currently using equipment such as balers and compactors to reduce the volume of waste and recycling it may be paying two to three times more for its related transport costs. These costs may be even higher when considering highly compactable materials such as cardboard and plastic.

Calculations have shown that compacting can result in a halving of the carbon generated from the process of transporting waste and recycling off site to another treatment facility. These calculations have been conservatively estimated and take into account the power usage requirements of the equipment used to compact the waste.

Free trials are often available to gain a true indication of the volume reductions that can be achieved as well as savings in costs and carbon emissions that can be saved.

The trial involves an initial audit of a facility’s current waste and recycling generation processes. This is matched with an appropriate baler to suit the volumes involved.

A comparison of pre and post reductions that can be achieved by baling waste is determined after the two-week trial.

Wastech Engineering provides obligation free consultations.

Wastech Engineering
Ph: 1800 465 465


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