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Compactor Aided Recycling

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Compactor Aided Recycling


Human beings will never stop producing waste. Just through one 24 hour cycle, millions of pounds of waste is produced by the human population. Something must be done about this, or the depletion of our planet and its resources are inevitable. One way to deal with this is by taking part in the Go Green movement and engaging in conscious distribution of trash and waste, and participating in the process of recycling.

To recycle is to process used trash and waste materials into new products. This helps reduce the waste of useful but unwanted materials. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and this principal holds true for our daily trash and waste as well. Recycling plants can be a key element in modern waste reduction and can also be elemental in reducing and cutting back on water and air pollution. It can also aid in reducing the usage and consumption of new, fresh raw materials.

Before the waste can be recycled, it is essential to make sure that proper equipment such as the compactors that will be discussed below are in place. Conventional waste disposal systems are generally not optimal for saving our natural resources and ultimately our planet in the long run. As it is, our resources are fast vanishing, this makes it that much more important that recycling is taken seriously and practiced vigorously.



Recycling is a systematic process and has several different categories. Recyclable waste is separated by kinds of glass, papers, metals, plastics, textiles, and electronics. Recycling bins are placed in different communities and then collected and taken to recycling units to be separated before they can be processed into usable resources. This recyclable waste is then sorted, cleaned, and finally processed into new and usable materials.


Recycling Equipment

Like discussed above, recycling material and waste is collected in different containers and equipments in several different communities. There are also recycling plants that waste can be brought in directly. No matter how the waste is collected and organized, there is well designed equipment that is used in the process. Compactors, Balers, Conveyors and Shredders are some such equipment.


Compactors: The Process Starter

Compactors are machines that use mechanisms to reduce the size and volume of the waste materials before they can be recycled. Homes and different industries both used trash compactors to reduce their waste amount in size and volume. Compactors are normally powered by hydraulics or electrically and come in different shapes and sizes depending on their function.


Roll Off Self-Contained Compactors

Roll off self-contained compactors assure leak proof construction and they reduce haul frequency by 75%. They are best when liquid waste needs to be handled and for that reason are ideal for supermarkets, hotels, hospitals, schools, and apartment complexes.


Stationary Compactors for Dry Waste and Recycling Applications

Stationary compactors for dry waste and recycling applications are ideal for high volume or dry materials like cardboard or paper. They are best fit for distribution centers, manufacturing plants, malls, printers, and retail outlets.


Pre-Crushers for Large or Bulky Items

Pre-crusher garbage compactors are utilized to reduce the volume of large and bulky items. These can be pallets, crates, drums, boxes, furniture, and other bully and big appliances. Compaction power is nearly doubled with these compactors compared to the standard stationary compactors. This results in the increase of payloads by about 800%, making these the ideal compactors for warehouses, manufacturing plants, and donation centers.


Front Load and Self Contained Trash Compactors

Front loading and self contained trash compactors are the best and ideal fit where waste stays of medium volume. They can reduce the haul frequency by 75% making them ideal for fast food restaurants, high rise apartments, supermarkets, hotel, school, and senior citizen communities and localities.


Transfer Station Systems

Transfer station systems are compactor systems meant for county and municipal solid waste collection centers. They reduce hauling by over 50% and they also bring in a decrease in labor costs by about 50% or more. They are useful in controlling illegal dumping and they also are essential in screening waste to ensure removal of hazardous materials and recyclables. Nothing handles difficult and oversized waste better than these systems.


All the compactors mentioned above are monumental in starting the important and necessary process of recycling. They all are equally important as they are made and designed with specific purposes in mind for the specific locations they are used at. They are placed for our ease, so it is only fair and apt that we utilize them to the fullest extent.

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