Anyone that has to deal with waste removal as part of their business will tell you how valuable their waste handling equipment can be. It can have both a positive or negative effect on their operations or bottom line. When equipment matches waste volume, space, and configuration needs, and works efficiently, all is well.
When the amount of waste being generated exceeds the capacity of the equipment, or mechanical failures begin to happen, business owners need to be able to make decisions on whether to keep, upgrade, repair, or replace their waste handling equipment. These decisions can have lasting impacts on your business.
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Here are some general guidelines that you can follow to help you decide when its time to upgrade or replace your waste handling equipment:
Dumpster to Compactor: One of the most common sources of frustration with business owners comes with the expense related to waste handling, and more specifically waste hauling. Those who opt for a standard open-top dumpster often realize that they are paying for more frequent pulls than necessary, and are not maximizing their trash related dollars.
Compactors provide many benefits, including less frequent hauling, less space utilized in the landfill, reduced fire hazards, vermin, and odor, and increased employee and public safety. Purchasing a compactor, such as the C300 Stationary Compactor, provides all of these benefits, along with a 4:1 compaction ratio. That means that if your open top dumpster is being emptied four times a month, you could expect that same amount of waste to be emptied in a C300 Compactor once per month. That is an immediate ROI that requires consideration for upgrade.
Outgrowing Waste Handling Equipment Container Size: Businesses that utilize a stationary compactor may experience an uptick in waste volume and require more space for their compacted waste, or have their compactor pulled more frequently. Although self-contained compactors don’t allow for a change in container size, stationary compactors do. This would help businesses avoid the extra expense of additional monthly waste pulls. Harmony’s VC100 Vertical Outdoor Compactor and Stationary Compactors are examples of compactors that can operate with a variety of container sizes to meet your needs.
Outgrowing Size of Compactor: Some companies change their products or business models, and are forced to dispose of different types and sizes of waste than originally specified in their waste handling equipment purchase. Seasonal changes in retail also often create situations in which the type and size of waste increases. To deal with this, you can upgrade to larger stationary compactors that have a larger charge opening to handle larger waste, as well as a greater ram force to compact the waste in the container. Another solution would be to upgrade to a Self-Contained Outdoor Compactor that can handle any size or type of waste.
Outgrowing Space or Configuration: As space requirements and building use changes within your business, so might the availability to use your compactor in the same way. Waste corrals and docks can change with building codes and/or improvements and require an update in configuration of your compactor. Some compactors, like Harmony’s VC100 can be ground fed, or chute fed at any angle, depending on your exact needs. If a dock opens up, for example, you may choose to keep your employees inside and deposit the trash with a drive-on, dock-style configuration. Harmony’s Stationary Compactors, can be ground fed, chute fed, drive-on dock style, walk-on dock style, or with fed with a hopper.
Equipment does not meet current OSHA & ANSI safety standards: As your business is audited by OSHA or ANSI, it is imperative that all of your equipment meets these important safety standards. Failure to comply can be dangerous and costly. This is a case in which you would want to replace your equipment immediately to ensure the safety and well-being of your employees and to avoid future citations.
If you know that your equipment does not meet these specifications, you can trust Harmony Enterprises to provide you with quality waste handling equipment that meets or exceeds all OSHA and ANSI safety standards.
Cylinder in need of replacement: One of the most expensive repairs that you can encounter with your waste handling equipment is the cylinder. If your cylinder leaks, gets out of alignment, and needs to be replaced, the replacement part can be expensive. It also takes a considerable amount of time and labor cost to remove and replace the old one. When your cylinder goes down, it may be cost-effective to consider replacing the compactor itself.
Harmony provides world-class customer service in which we can diagnose your compactor problems and give you an honest evaluation of whether it would be more beneficial to repair or replace your current waste handling equipment.
Replacement parts not available: If you own an older model compactor, there is a chance that replacement parts are no longer available for purchase. In this event, you would be forced to explore rental or purchase options on a new compactor.
Harmony is proud to have over 16 models of Compactors in our product line. Many of them have been in use for decades. We consistently carry replacement parts for our machines that we offer, and continue to service replacement parts for obsolete machines, for up to 20 years after the manufacture date.
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