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In business there is a vast supply of different types of equipment that is designed to save costs. Oftentimes it is the ‘low profile’ type of equipment that doesn’t get much publicity that produces the greatest amount of benefits. One of those low profile pieces of equipment is trash compactors. While many people might not be familiar with the benefits of trash compactors those who own them usually cannot say enough about the advantages they have experienced in owning them.  There a numerous types and sizes of trash compactors.  

If you don’t already own one for your business you may be very surprised to know how many of your competitors use them in their operations. In addition to the compaction benefits or volume reduction benefits that are received (meaning much less waste hauling costs) they also provide a clear path for streamlining your waste processing operations. In general, trash compactors will make waste handling much more manageable since they are able to greatly reduce the volume and transport requirements of trash. Trash compactors are also low maintenance items compared to their benefits and many other types of equipment. Trash compactors are becoming increasing popular due to the rapid escalation in waste hauling costs.  

If you’re not really sure about whether or not to invest in a trash compactor take a quick review of your annual waste hauling costs and you will probably find an opportunity for a quick payback. In addition there are environmental benefits. With so many businesses concerned about their carbon footprint, trash compactors are another way that businesses can help reduce emissions. The use of trash compactors can also help landfill utilization and life spans since the space is maximized with highly compacted waste versus loose trash. Additional peace of mind can be achieved when you are not only saving much but also doing it in a way that is helping the environment.  

The reason many people wait so long to implement compactors is that they can be a boring subject matter and of course trash is not a very glamorous thing to talk about. Thus, oftentimes even though trash compactors are needed badly at a business for huge cost reductions the decision is postponed for years and years. Because they have been refined and time tested over many years of utilization they have become like huge appliances that just do their job day in and day out without a lot of maintenance requirements. And compared to the cost savings they are very low on power consumption. Saving money on every area of your business is prudent and waste processing is typically one of the most neglected areas when it comes to implementing waste and recycling equipment for cost reductions.

While some may feel that waste hauling costs are like paying the light bill every month, there are many others that realize the huge opportunity for savings and efficiency that comes with trash compactors.  Unmanaged trash can take a big toll on your business, especially when all of your competitors are reaping the benefits every month.  

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