Combat Staff Shortages With Indoor Compactors
Businesses all over the country are feeling the effects of staff shortages. The difficulty in attracting and retaining quality employees has impacted every industry sector, including retail, food, travel, entertainment, medical, construction, manufacturing, and more. Unfortunately, some owners have even had to close their doors because they simply can’t find enough people to operate their business.
One way that companies are combatting this growing problem is by implementing indoor compactors throughout their facilities. These compactors allow both patrons and staff members to dispose of and compact waste at its source. This reduces the amount of time needed to empty the trash, and the number of employees needed to do it. It frees up staff for other, more important duties that are more vital to business operation.
Think About It…
Think about a normal 25 gallon trash can. Depending on people traffic and use, these can fill up quickly and require emptying several times a day. With an indoor compactor like Harmony’s SmartPack Automatic Compactor, 11-12 full 25 gallon trash bags can be compacted into one waste cube. SmartPack provides a no-touch, décor matching alternative to waste management that improves the customer experience. SmartPack’s 11:1 compaction ratio means that the same staff person has to empty the trash 1 time for every 11 times they would normally empty the traditional bin.
Not only that, it takes a lot of time for staff to walk floors of a building to check if the trash needs to be emptied. Chances are, even if the trash can is not full, the staff will empty it, as they won’t be back to check it for some time. This wastes space available for more trash in each bag, space in the dumpster or outdoor compactor, and costs a great deal more in bag usage over time. It also requires more FTE time for employees to walk around and just check the trash.
As a solution to this type of problem, Harmony’s Indoor Compactors are equipped with our Insite Technology that sends staff messages when a compactor is partially full, full, or needing service. They also provide valuable reports that help decision-makers plan staff time for trash detail based on historical data and predictive behavior. This is especially important when dealing with limited employees due to staff shortages.
Harmony’s stainless steel indoor compactors, like our 450SS can be equipped with Insite and provide an even greater 25:1 compaction ratio. They’re often used in restaurant kitchens, medical facilities, schools, nursing homes, daycares, and in marine settings. They are ideal for higher volumes of waste that needs to be compacted in a clean, safe, and cost-saving way.
What Can You Save?
Case studies and metrics show that using an indoor compactor to manage waste not only helps with staff shortages, but can result in an up to 70% savings in waste handling costs. Who can argue with combatting a problem like staff shortages combined with saving money at the same time?
There is also an added benefit of helping to make the earth a more sustainable place for generations to come. Compacted trash takes up less space in the landfill and requires fewer hauler pull from your building, resulting in lower carbon emissions from trucks with each waste pull.
Contact Harmony Today!
Harmony Enterprises is proud to offer a variety of indoor compactors, including our SmartPack automatic compactor, our full line of stainless steel compactors, and our AC30 and C36TC apartment and chute fed high-rise compactors. If you would like to learn more about our wide range of solutions, or ways that Harmony’s innovative quality products and services can help you combat staff shortages and save money, call us at (507) 886-6666 or Contact Us today!