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.

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...