To manage the high volume recyclables like cans, tins, drums or glass bottles, consider employing crushing equipment. By crushing these recyclable products and turning them over to a recycling center you reduce the amount of storage required for waste products and put the material back into circulation rather than a landfill.
Metal and glass containers abound in the shipment of liquids and foodstuffs in the world. While full of product these universal containers take up space in pantries and storage areas which is expected. Once emptied, however, they have completed their primary function and are disposed of. They take up the same amount of storage space empty as they did full. Using the right crushing equipment will allow the owner to reclaim valuable storage space and bundle the material properly for recycling.
Crushing equipment is designed to address the proper disposal of different sizes of containers. A 20-litre crusher is the most popular piece of equipment for crushing paint cans, oil tins, and institutional canned goods. Aluminium, steel and other metal tins can be crushed in this size crusher at about one tin per minute on average. Stacked for disposal or pickup by the recycler, these waste tins are out of the way and take up a smaller space than before.
Crushing equipment is also available to handle the larger needs of industrial and warehouse firms using the larger size 205-litre steel and aluminium drums. Automotive garages and chemical distributors can make use of these industrial strength crushers to reduce their waste footprint and ready large bundles for their recycling contractor. These standard size drums will reduce to 120 millimetres high for disposal.
Food and beverage industries like restaurants, taverns, and cafeterias can use several types of crushing equipment in their operations. For example, the glass from spirit, beer, and soft drink bottles can be reduced in a bottle crusher or bottle buster. These crushers are chute fed to prevent injury to the operator from glass shards. The shards are collected at the bottom of the crusher and about 80 bottles will fill a standard 20-litre bin for disposal. The bottle buster is extremely quiet and can be operated without disturbing customers and diners.
Beer and soft drink aluminium cans can be handled and crushed by larger crushing equipment which will create and off load a block of aluminium weighing about 25 kilograms. These blocks are easily handled by the recycling contractor. Dining establishments can also use the 20-litre crusher to handle their can waste from large restaurant size cans of cooking oil or vegetables and condiments. Use properly sized crushing equipment to reclaim storage space and ready the waste for the recycler. A recycling equipment consultant can advise you on what is right for your business.