Thursday, June 13, 2019

Should You Lease or Buy a Commercial Trash Compactor?

By Kenzo Kawasaki

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If you’re tired of dealing with an overflowing dumpster or are looking to stop throwing away recyclable commodities that other businesses are willing to buy from you, leasing or buying a commercial compactor or baler could be on your mind.  While you’ll have to invest a little time and money in selecting, acquiring and installing either, this is an investment that could quickly pay for itself.  It could also save you money every time your trash hauler comes to empty your dumpster, since both machines will be significantly reduce the volume of trash your business has to contend with month in and month out.  The question then becomes whether it is better to own or lease the unit?

Friday, May 31, 2019

What a Waste - The Cure to Common Waste Problems

By Kenzo Kawasaki

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If you own a business, it no doubt produces waste.  Whether that waste involves little more than discarded toner cartridges and shredded paper, or everything from packing materials to industrial waste, the secret to keeping waste from becoming a problem has as much to do with logistics as cartage.  That being said, from time to time business owners can run into problems when it comes to handling the waste that their company produces.  To keep you from winding up hip deep in waste, I thought it best to devote this week’s blog to identifying waste handling problems and cures before it becomes an unsightly mess.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Waste Happens in Vegas – The 2019 Waste Expo

By Kenzo Kawasaki

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.  Or so the story goes.  But what happens in Vegas when hundreds of waste management contractors and suppliers get together for their annual convention isn’t likely to stay within the confines of the world-famous gambling town.  That’s because what happens at the Waste Expo directly affects every American. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Down in the Dumpster – Is Your Trash Hauler Contract Getting You Down?

By Kenzo Kawasaki

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Having your commercial trash hauled away shouldn’t be that hard.  You put out a request for bids, you choose the hauling company that you feel will get the job done for the right price.  You sign a contract for a year.  What could be simpler, right?  For many business owners, this is the case.  However, for others, once the bloom is off the rose, they come to find that the only thing that smells worse than their trash is the way their hauler treats them.  To keep you from getting down in the dumpster, this week I thought I’d cover the top-10 complaints that business owners have when it comes to dealing with trash haulers, as well as what they can do about it.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

How to Find the Right Commercial Trash Hauler

By Kenzo Kawasaki

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Having your company’s trash picked up shouldn’t be such a big deal.  You hire a service. They send a truck to empty your dumpster from time to time.  What’s the big deal?  The big deal is that unless you know the ins and outs of the trash hauling business, you could wind up paying through the nose to get your trash hauled off.  Why?  That’s because unless you want to pay to have half-empty loads hauled, or worse, you want your parking lot to be awash in blowing trash, you have to know a thing or two about the ways in which the industry works.  Then you have to make sure you contract with a hauler that is trustworthy, prompt and flexible.

Friday, April 5, 2019

All about Balers

By Kenzo Kawasaki

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While my company doesn’t sell balers, we do make the controls and hydraulic power unit for them.  But since balers can make a huge difference in the amount of material recycled by a business, I thought I’d take the time this week to discuss them.

Whether you realize it or not, you’ve seen a baler if you’ve ever venture behind a Wynn-Dixie supermarket or Lowes.  A vertical baler is the huge machine you see parked near the back of the store. Used at most grocery stores and big box stores like Walmart or Home Depot the reason these behemoth machines are there is to help large retailers deal with the large quantity of corrugated cardboard these businesses produce.  Instead of letting all the packing material eat up a lot of useful space, big retailers bale the cardboard into 800-1700 lbs bales that not only take up a lot less space, but these bricks can be sold to mills that will in turn press the material into new packaging.  Such operations typically install a 60x40-inch closed-end baler that costs upward of $10,000 to purchase, while high-capacity open-end extrusion balers can cost $100,000 or more.  The reason that big box stores spend this kind of money is because it typically only takes them less than a year to recoup their investment.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Can Your Trash Go Green?

By Kenzo Kawasaki

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Discarding and hauling trash is a dirty business, no doubt about it.  That being said, what many  That’s right, it’s possible for your trash to go green.  Best of all it’s neither complicated or costly to do so.  All it takes are a few tips that can point you in the right direction so you can green up while doing your part to save the planet. 
businesses don’t know is that there are several ways they can green up their refuse.

Should You Lease or Buy a Commercial Trash Compactor?

By Kenzo Kawasaki Image courtesy pixabay If you’re tired of dealing with an overflowing dumpster or are looking to stop throwing a...