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What kind of compactor do I need?

When it comes to dealing with waste disposal you need to ensure you have the right waste-handling equipment for the job. If your business produces a lot of waste that needs to be disposed of, waste compactors are an excellent way to get the job done because they are powerful, efficient and eco-friendly, and they can also save your company money.

There are two types of compactors: static compactors and portable compactors.

Both the static and portable compactors will help you manage your waste in a cost-efficient and sustainable way. Compactors are a great way of dealing with waste as there is no need to separate out the different types of waste, which means it’s very efficient.

Static compactors are bigger than portable ones and can deal with larger amounts of waste. They are bolted to a concrete base and the compacted waste is transferred to an adjacent container which can be taken away and emptied when it is full.

Portable compactors are smaller and the whole unit is taken away to be emptied and returned when it is full.

So, what do you need to consider when deciding which compactor is best for your business?

What type of business do you have?

First of all, consider the size and type of your business and the amount of waste you produce.

If you have a business that produces a small or medium amount of waste and/or you do not have a lot of space, then a portable compactor is ideal as it takes up less space and it will not need to be emptied that often. If you run large one-off outdoor events and festivals that will create a lot of waste material including paper, plastic and cardboard and food waste, then portable compactors can deal with all of it and it can be taken away at the end of day. Waterpress portable compactors are also 100% leak-proof. This is especially important when dealing with a lot of food waste because you need to careful about leaks and spillages will cause many hygiene problems and attract unwanted rats and insects.

If your business produces a large amount of mixed waste, you need a compactor that is large and robust enough for the job. A static compactor that can be built to your individual needs and specifications. A bespoke compactor means you can streamline your waste management, save on labour costs and improve your business efficiency. This makes a static compactor a very worthwhile investment in your business.

Should you buy or hire?

The other thing to consider is whether you want to buy or hire a compactor.

If your business consistently creates a large or small amount of mixed waste then you may want to buy a compactor. However, if you only produce mixed waste from time to time, or you want it for one-off events, then hiring a compactor is likely to be the most cost-effective option.

Compactors are extremely hard-wearing and long-lasting. So, to save money you may want to consider buying or hiring a used compactor to get the same high-quality equipment for less.

If you have any questions about waste compactors and used equipment, please contact us and talk to one of our experts.

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