WASTE RECYCLING CONSIDERATIONS AND
NURSING AND RETIREMENT HOMES
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Waste & Recycling Equipment Category
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Great for Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers. Trash Hauling Requirements can be reduced significantly.
The Outdoor Compacting Dumpsters hold roughly 25 to 30 cubic yards of trash and are tipped onsite.
|2||30" Standard Baler||Produces small easy to handle bales for a large variety of recyclables such as Cardboard. PET, Shrink Wrap & more||Cardboard||PET||Shrink Wrap|
|3||36” Stockroom Baler||Great Baler for Small areas||Cardboard||PET||Shrink Wrap|
|4||Trash Bin Ready Compactor||Compact the trash in existing 96 gal or 64 gal containers||Mixed Waste||Recyclables|
|5||Drum Ready Compactor||Compact Trash into drums that have easy open latch for removing the compacted trash||Mixed Waste|
|6||Use multiple 2 yard Containers on Casters depending on trash volume||Mixed Trash|
|7||Commercial Manual Compactor||Safe Easy to use Manual Compactor for reducing trash volume||Mixed Trash|
Waste processing and disposal may not be a top priority at your nursing home, but efficiency should be. Trash expenses, including labor and hauling are more than many think. Proper equipment can be the solution to these rising costs...... Compactors, balers and other recycling and trash handling equipment offered by WasteCare Corporation can help you to spend less time and money on waste processing. The right waste and recycling equipment can help nursing homes manage the headaches and burdens associated with trash and trash expenses, while at the same time doing your part for the environment.
Recycling efforts should also be very important to retirement homes and nursing homes. Not only are nursing home residents calling for more recycling efforts, but also federal (and sometimes local law) is becoming stricter on defining the “producer responsibility” requirements for recycling. Your choice and means of disposal for food / organic waste, plastics, paper, cardboard, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint, computers and other items is very important and in many cases regulated. It is up to you to process and dispose of these waste materials properly.
On average, the trash profile of Nursing Homes is typically 52% Organics / food waste; 14% plastics; 12% paper, 9% cardboard; 4% metal; 1% glass and 8% other. Since a large percentage of the trash profile of Nursing Homes is Food Waste it may be helpful to read the information regarding Food Waste Disposal and Handling. On average the combined Pre-Sale and Post-Sale Food Waste in Nursing Homes is approximately 1 pound per meal served which can equate to about 5 tons per month in the average facility.
Nursing Homes have several different options for saving on Waste Processing costs, especially if Waste Hauling charges are $800 or more per month. Below are some popular products that can be helpful for Nursing Homes towards reducing and/or streamlining Waste Processing requirements. Facility size, waste hauler arrangements and other factors will determine the best approach that should be taken.
For a quick overview of Waste Reduction & Recycling Tips for Retirement Homes and Nursing Homes, click here
For assistance in determining the best approach for your particular facility, email WasteCare Corporation at firstname.lastname@example.org and in addition to your contact information, let us know the approximate volume of trash being hauled from your facility each week or month and the approximate waste hauling cost each month and we will be glad to give you some suggestions.
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