Business owners are often faced with the dilemma of what type of recycling and waste equipment will be the most beneficial for their business. There are many factors they should consider when choosing the equipment that is the best solution for their company’s waste and recycling needs. The one-size-fits-all mentality that trash containers (whether inside traditional trash containers or outdoor open containers) need to be emptied on a regular schedule no longer compliments the economic and environmental goals of most companies.
Don’t Throw It All Away – Recycle!
Perhaps the most important consideration is that not all waste is invaluable. Many materials can be recycled for additional revenue, including aluminum, cardboard, plastics, PET, textiles, paper, and tires. If you are not currently recycling these materials, you are actually losing money in two ways. Not only do you not receive the income from the recycled material, you are also paying the extra costs to have it hauled away (You can be assured that someone else is recycling the material for profit after it leaves your waste container!).
If you are not currently recycling, you are actually losing money in two ways. Not only do you not receive the income from the recycled material, you are also paying the extra costs to have it hauled away!
To recover that lost revenue, there are many different baler models designed for several diverse applications. All businesses should have a proactive recycling plan to sort out these valuable commodities prior to baling them.
Choosing a Baler
Businesses should consider their floor space, recyclable material to be baled, volume of material, and desired bale weights in selecting their baling equipment. Each baler comes with specifications in these areas. For example, for smaller operations recycling cardboard, the M42BC Vertical Baler from Harmony Enterprises provides the power and functionality needed, while taking up minimal floor space. In comparison, with larger applications and larger bale weights, many retail chains rely on the Harmony M60CB vertical baler. There are even balers that perforate cans and plastic bottles, dispose of the liquid inside, and bale the remaining product!
The life and durability of the equipment will be extended if it is used to bale the material weights it was designed to create.
Compacting Remaining Waste
Once you have sorted out your recyclable material, it is important to consider the quantity, type, and location of your remaining waste. Compaction has proven to be the most environmentally sound and financial responsible solution to manage waste. Outdoor compactors can handle most types of waste products, including liquid. Although there is an upfront cost, the ROI is immediate, due to increased labor efficiency and fewer hauling costs. Compacted waste takes up less space and helps with pest control and eliminating odor.
Choosing a compactor should be based on the type of waste being compacted, the locations and space available in the corral, and the amount of waste produced by the business. There are both horizontal and vertical compactors made for smaller scale operations all the way up to high-rise and large box store applications.
Compactor & Baler Search – Where to Start
Knowing the key factors to equipment selection is important, but many people don’t understand model numbers, industry terms, or simply don’t have the time to search every website to find their solution. People need a recycling and waste equipment resource they can count on to assist them in their search.
For nearly half a century, Harmony Enterprises, Inc. has been the trusted source for businesses’ waste and recycling solutions. They have now made it even easier to choose the baler or compactor that is exactly right for you with their Product Selection Filter on their new website at harmony1.com. Found on the main Products page, you can choose a filtering option of either a baler or a compactor. From there, you can select the material type, bale weight, industry sector, or compactor location to filter down your results. The recycling and waste equipment that best meet your needs appear and these images are linked to product pages that include manufacturer specifications, diagrams, and product literature. Many of these pages include product videos, and there is always a link to contact a helpful sales representative should you need any assistance.
Budgeting for Recycling and Waste Equipment
Once you have selected the recycling and waste equipment that is right for your business, you will then be able to determine the budget that will be needed to acquire the machine. Your purchase should include preventive maintenance plans, warranty options, installation, and customer service after the sale. Deciding whether it is more advantageous for your business to purchase, rent, or lease your equipment depends largely on your company’s cash flow, assets, and fiscal projections.
Harmony Enterprises is the manufacturer that can help you select your equipment, offer a quality warranty, preventive maintenance plans, world-class customer service, and financing options that will help you obtain the equipment you need.
Call Harmony Enterprises, Inc. today at (507) 886-6666 or fill out this simple form to get your questions answered about recycling and waste equipment for your business.