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When Is It Time to Upgrade or Replace Your Waste Handling Equipment?

Waste management is a business operation that often flies under the radar but understanding how much waste your business produces and finding ways to streamline the handling and removal of that waste is quite important.

waste in dump container

One key piece of effective waste handling is the associated equipment. From compactors to dumpsters to balers, there’s a variety of different machines and items that are used in waste management. Like all forms of equipment, over time you will find that it needs to be upgraded or replaced in order to maintain efficiency, speed, and costs.

So, how do you know when it’s time to make a change? Keep reading to learn about upgrading and/or replacing your business’s waste handling equipment.

Potential Cost Savings

Business owners carefully track where their dollars are going. When there’s an opportunity to minimize costs, it typically makes sense to do just that. A common frustration that businesses face concerns the expenses associated with waste handling and hauling. The time and effort associated with hauling waste from the office to a dumpster add up over time. As your business produces more waste, more trips will need to be made to the dumpster.

If your business is using a dumpster for trash storage and removal, now is the time to upgrade to a compactor. A compactor offers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Less frequent hauling
  • Less waste going to a landfill
  • Reduced risk of fire hazards, odor, and the attraction of bugs and vermin
  • Increased employee safety

Compactors also offer a 4:1 compaction ratio. This is a greatly impactful return on investment that saves time and money. To keep your compactor running like a well-oiled machine, you’ll want to find a company that offers commercial compactor repair and maintenance.

Not Enough Space for Increasing Waste Storage Needs

Another tell-tale sign that it’s time to upgrade or replace waste handling equipment is when the equipment is unable to keep up with your business’s waste volume. There’s nothing worse than an overflowing dumpster or overly frequent compactor pulls.

If your business already employs a self-contained compactor, you’ll want to consider a stationary compactor. This type of compactor is able to accommodate an uptick in waste volume. With the ability to handle a larger volume of waste, your business will save money by having less waste pulls throughout the month.

Search local waste handling equipment manufacturers, and you’ll likely find that they offer a variety of compactor sizes to meet your business’s waste needs.

Equipment Doesn’t Meet Safety Standards

two large garbage compactors

In the event that your business is audited by ANSI or OSHA, you’ll want to ensure that all of your waste handling equipment, including compactors and baler equipment, is up to par with the most recent safety standards and regulations. Failing an ANSI or OSHA audit can be costly!

If you find that your waste handling equipment is no longer compliant, you’ll want to upgrade it immediately. This way, you can account for the well-being and safety of your workforce.

Trash Solutions You Can Depend On

Waste handling may not be at the top of your businesses to-do list, but it should most definitely be one of the top priorities. If you’re looking to change how your business handles waste, we’ve got you covered.

At Global Trash Solutions, we develop effective trash solutions that will save your business time and money while also minimizing your business’s impact on the local community and the environment. With our waste consulting services, we can help your business to save up to 50% on its waste and recycling costs!

Don’t go another day wasting money on waste. Call our team at 866-760-8194.