Waste Hauler Shortages On The Rise
Waste hauler shortages are on the rise and are impacting trash pick ups nationwide. According to the Solid Waste Association of America, the driver shortages in the waste collection industry were on the rise, even before 2020. “This is reflective of a wider licensed commercial driver shortage caused by an aging workforce, lack of recruitment of women drivers, and an increase in federal and state regulations.”
The reduction in frequency of trash pulls has an immediate impact on businesses, especially as the summer heats up. Business owners still need to take out the trash and cannot risk the negative impacts of trying to store waste inside until the next pick-up comes.
For those still using open-top dumpsters, the problems are magnified. Fewer trash hauls means more trash will pile up on and around the dumpster. This creates unnecessary, unsightly, and unsanitary problems with odor, vermin, and pilferage. Not to mention the negative branding effect this has on employees, vendors, and customers!
Combat Waste Hauler Shortages With A Trash Compactor!
The challenges created with fewer trash pick-ups are easily solved with the installation of a commercial compactor. Industrial compactors are hydraulic machines that compress waste into a container to be hauled at a later date. They all keep trash contained and reduce problems associated with overflowing, odor, vermin, and pilferage. They all also help to reduce the number of pulls needed each month, which aligns perfectly with the waste hauler shortages we are experiencing today!
When our Insite Monitoring technology is added to our compactors, waste haulers are notified when the units are almost full, giving them time to schedule a hauler at just the right time, saving both you and them labor and hauling expenses!
What Type Of Compactor Do I Need?
There are three types of outdoor commercial compactors available, stationary compactors, vertical compactors, and self-contained compactors. Each come in different sizes, orientations, feeding configurations, and container sizes.
Most compactors provide a 4:1 compaction ratio, but some, like our space-saving P200 Vertical Compactor can go as high as 7.5 to 1. The type of compactor you need depends on these factors:
- Whether you are compacting wet or dry waste: Stationary compactors typically handle all types of dry waste, while self-contained compactors and some vertical compactors, like our VC100 can handle both wet or dry waste.
- The volume of waste produced: The size of the compactor, ram force, and container will largely depend on the volume of waste and pick up frequency.
- How you need to load the trash: Compactors can be configured to be fed in many ways, such as ground fed, chute fed, dock fed, doghouse fed, tipper fed, conveyor fed, and more.
For more detailed information on how to choose the right compactor for your business, and all things related to compactors, please visit our Commercial Compactors By Harmony page.
Harmony Can Help!
You don’t need to put up with piling trash. Take control of your business’ waste with a compactor from Harmony Enterprises. Our sales team is here to help guide you through the process of determining the right compactor for your operations. We use our Proven Process to ensure that you are proposed the right waste or recycling equipment from our wide range of baler and compactor solutions. Don’t settle for a one-size fits all solution from a lesser manufacturer. Contact our knowledgeable and friendly sales team to experience the value, longevity, and satisfaction that our proven process provides. Call us at (507) 886-6666 or Contact Us today!