SmartPacks Aren’t Just For Food Waste
SmartPack Automatic Trash Compactors are used all around the world in shopping mall food courts, airport terminals, restaurants, sporting venues, museums, medical facilities, universities, and more, to help compact waste at its source. With its stainless steel chamber, no touch automatic door, powerful hydraulics, portable wheeled waste cube, matching decor, and industry leading 11:1 compaction ratio, its easy to see why owners use it most often for food waste.
Lately, another industry trend has emerged in how SmartPacks are used.
Manufacturing and processing plants are utilizing SmartPacks to help them reduce the amount of waste created by personal protective equipment worn by employees.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) wear includes such things as:
- Rubber Gloves
- Body Protection Such As Vests, Aprons, And Wrist
- Ear Plugs
- Face Masks/Respirators
Other industries, such as processing plants or medical device manufacturers require product protection from human contamination. Their preventive equipment sometimes include:
- Foot Coverings
- Sleeves/Wrist Coverings
- Beard Coverings
- Face Shields
- Certain Types Of Hairnets
Regardless of whether the goal is to protect employees or the products being manufactured, the amount of waste generated can be enormous and costly to remove. Compacting this waste at the source offers employees and owners a more convenient and cost-effective way to deal with the excess waste.
Why SmartPacks For Personal Protective Equipment?
SmartPacks have a small operational footprint that allow them to be placed strategically in any facility. They can be designed in any color and style to match company branding. They can also be vinyl wrapped or include company announcements, core values, or other marketing items.
Operators can select the weight of the waste cube that is most effective for their use from three size selector switch on the inside of the compactor. The 4 color LED light lets the staff know when the compactor is partially full or full, or is not operating. If the compactor is located in a remote part of a facility, it can be equipped with Harmony’s Insite Technology to send staff alert messages when these conditions occur.
The benefits of using SmartPacks to reduce this type of waste have been obvious and immediate. Owners note a reduction in labor fees, reduced frequency of hauling trash to the dumpster, reduced dumpster pulls due to compacted waste taking up less room, and reduced costs in waste accessories like trash bags. On average, the savings has been as much as 70% on waste handling costs.
Employees appreciate the convenience of being able to dispose of these items near their work stations or locker rooms, as well as the sanitary benefit of the no-touch automatic door.
Staff that handles the waste can remove the entire cube safely and easily by pulling the portable wheeled waste cube by its durable nylon lanyard to the dumpster or compactor outside.
SmartPacks can be purchased or rented through Harmony Equipment Rental. With rental options, payments are tax deductible, and freight, installation, and maintenance are included as part of your contract. When you choose Harmony, you are assured the lowest total cost of ownership with a true partnership approach.
If you have a business that generates protective equipment waste and are looking for a long lasting affordable solution with an immediate ROI, call us at 507-886-6666 or Contact Us Today!