Benefits Of Waste Compaction
It is widely accepted that compacting waste with a commercial or industrial compactor has several benefits for your business when compared to disposing of trash in an open top dumpster. Some of these proven benefits include:
- Reduced space required to remove & store trash
- Smaller burden placed on landfills
- Fewer hauling pulls by trucks
- Lower carbon emissions with fewer pick ups
- Smaller opportunity for pilferage & scavengers
- Reduction in waste odor & vermin
- Fewer fire hazards
- Improved safety & work area conditions
One of the most important benefits not mentioned on this list is the cost savings over time that directly correlates to the compaction ratio of the equipment being used.
What Is Compaction Ratio?
Compaction ratio is waste industry term that refers to reduction of waste and loose space provided by a compactor. It is a proportion that describes the the volume of compacted waste that can be placed in the same storage space occupied by noncompacted waste.
For example, a 2:1 ratio means that a compactor reduces 2 cubic yards of loose waste down to 1 cubic yard of compacted waste.
To calculate compaction ratio, you need to be able to calculate volume of loose trash and compacted trash. Volume of space can be obtained by using the specified volume of a container, such as a 96 gallon bin, or by multiplying the length x width x height dimensions of a container full of trash. The resulting value would be in cubic measurements, i.e. feet, yards, etc.
Then, divide the volume of the loose trash by the volume of the compacted trash to find the compaction ratio. Here are some more examples: 32 cubic feet of loose trash compacted into a 8 cubic feet volume would have a ratio of four, or 4:1. A 96 gallon bin filled with loose trash compacted to a 24 gallon size would also have a four to one compaction ratio.
What does that mean for your business? With most compactors, it means a significant cost savings of up to 70-75% when you factor in reduced hauling fees, space requirements, accessories, and more!
Harmony’s Compaction Ratios
Harmony Enterprises is proud to manufacture over 15 models of indoor, stationary, vertical, and self-contained compactors. Each one of these types of quality machines is constructed with durable hydraulics to help create powerful and efficient ram force and penetration. This helps to reduce your waste footprint and expenses.
Here are some of the impressive ratios provided by our line of compactors:
SmartPack Automatic Compactor 11:1 Compaction Ratio SmartPack has an industry leading compaction ratio combined with the smallest operational footprint, making it the most powerful and efficient automatic compactor available!
300SS/450SS/700SS Indoor Stainless Steel Compactors 25:1 Compaction Ratio These incredible indoor compactors are made with stainless steel to handle the toughest wet or dry waste in kitchens, hospitals, child care centers, and more!
C36TC High Rise Compactor System 10:1 Compaction Ratio This chute fed high rise system compactor uses a 4.5″ main cylinder and twin rear chute cylinder hydraulics to manage high volumes of building tenant waste.
AC30 Indoor Packer 4:1 Compaction Ratio This space saving chute fed apartment compactor is ideal for areas with small operational area requirements.
C100/C200/C300 Stationary Compactors 4:1 Compaction Ratio Harmony’s 1, 2, and 3 yard stationary compactors can be manufactured with multiple feeding configurations to meet your exact compaction needs.
P200 Vertical Compactor 7.5:1 Compaction Ratio When space is at a premium, this ground fed 2 yard vertical compactor packs a punch!
VC100 Vertical Compactor 4:1 Compaction Ratio For larger volumes from a vertical compactor, our VC100 has an innovative turret design, allowing it to be chute or ground fed from any angle.
Compactyre Tire Compactor 3:1 Compaction Ratio Compactyre compacts a tire to 1/3 its normal size before securing it with four pins, reducing storage and hauling space issues.
P4/P6/Self-Contained Compactors 4:1 Compaction Ratio The ideal solution for wet or dry waste, our self contained compactors range in size from 4-40 cubic yards.
How Much Are You Throwing Away?
If you are utilizing open top dumpsters for your waste, how much money and space are you throwing away? It’s time to put Harmony Enterprises’ industry leading compaction and innovation to work for you!
Let Harmony’s knowledgeable sales team help you calculate your potential cost savings, compaction ratio, and ROI with a Harmony Enterprises compactor.