Here’s What a Waste Compactor Will Do For Your Business

Trash CompactorDo you own a business? Then you probably have garbage. Some of it can be recycled and some of it is waste. Have you considered adding a waste compactor to your business? This machinery can minimize, in size, your waste by compacting it. 

How a Compactor Helps

A compactor pushes items together into something more compact. It takes, for instance, a whole bunch of cardboard boxes and instead of them taking up the size of a small house, they can be compacted down into piles that are the size of luggage pieces. By reducing the literal size of your waste, you actually can save money. You reduce the cost of removing company waste. The company that normally comes to pick up your waste daily or weekly can, instead, come less frequently, thus saving you money. 

A waste compactor also ends up saving your business literal space. It can be placed inside or outside of your building and not take up too much room. Furthermore, by feeding waste into it, you eliminate piles of items around it, thus saving space in and around your building for other uses. Today’s modern compactors can also hide the smell of waste, so that’s a nice bonus. 

Does your company want to be environmentally-friendly? If so, owning and using a waste compactor helps your company to be seen as just that– in your industry as well as in your community. In a world where people are concerned about global warming and pollution, a waste compactor shows that your company cares about the environment and has taken steps to cut down on waste that inevitably hurts the planet. 

In Salt Lake City, Action Compaction Equipment sells waste compactors including stationary ones, self-contained ones, pre-crushers, vertical ones and more. There are several configurations available. For more info, see this page. Call Action Compaction Equipment with questions at 801-565-1033.

How the Right Recycling Program Can Help Industrial Businesses

Blue Recycling Waste Dumpster Do you have a recycling program at your industrial business? How’s it going? Is there room for improvement?


Someone in your organization should spearhead the waste management plan such that your business has goals for the recycling process. What materials can be recycled? Where do these materials get taken? How do they get processed? These are some basic questions worth considering if you want to improve your recycling program. 

Form a Team

Ideally, form a “green team,” so that the responsibility of the recycling program doesn’t fall all on one person’s shoulders at your business. This team should be made of leaders who can look at current processes and come up with ways to streamline those processes. They can also be the “go-to” people when workers or others have questions about your company’s approach to recycling. 

Conduct a Waste Audit

The green team can conduct a waste audit. Measuring the types and quantities of waste helps figure out what’s currently happening with trash and recycling at a business. Perhaps it’s time to set-up dedicated collection areas around the business to make it easier for employees to recycle. For instance, collect plastic bottles near the kitchen area or paper near copy machines. Use signage to indicate what kind of materials go in particular collection bins. 


What about e-waste? There should be a separate collection place for electronic items that need to be recycled since they contain toxic materials such as mercury. 

Inform Employees 

Finally, educate the people who work in the building about recycling processes so they know what’s going on. New employees need to be told how the company handles recycling, and current employees may need a refresher. Better yet, offer incentives to people who excel at recycling. 

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Do you need equipment to help your company recycle? Contact Salt Lake City’s Action Compaction Equipment at 801-565-1033 to talk about industrial shredders, balers, trash compactors, and more. 

What is a Waste Broker?

In Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding communities there are plenty of people and businesses. And you know what comes with that? Plenty of trash.

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Who takes care of your trash and/or recycling? Does one of your employees take the time to call various local waste collection companies and deal with them regarding trash pick-up?  Why not hire a waste broker instead? 

Did you know Action Compaction Equipment can help your business find the most cost-effective and efficient trash solutions? We can be your Salt Lake City waste broker. 

In Depth Knowledge

A good waste broker knows all about trash and recycling. They know about things like metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, etc. They have industry knowledge and connections. And they’re going to find you bargains for your trash solutions. With professionalism and flexibility, your waste broker becomes a trusted, single point of contact for your trash and recycling needs. Offering the lowest market rates, a waste broker helps take away some of the headaches you’d otherwise experience when searching for the right company to work with, and/or dealing with issues regarding trash pick-up and more.

Logistical Connections

Are you tired of dealing with overfilled dumpsters? Do you have no clue where to send your stuff for recycling? Action Compaction Equipment can serve as your Salt Lake City waste broker. Our company handles things like recycling consulting, waste management planning and more. Our workers know all about trash and recycling equipment. We know how to compact stuff, as well as sorting, baling and brokering. You might as well stop throwing your money away and partner with Action Compaction Equipment today… Call 801-565-1033 for more information, email or use the contact form, here.

Precautions to Take When Using a Sonozaire Odor Neutralizer

You don’t want your workplace to stink! Action Compaction Equipment sells odor control units that break down odor molecules rather than just masking odors. 

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Action Compaction Equipment offers odor control units which absorb odorous compounds in the air and helps them biodegrade. This is an all-natural way of eliminating odors, without the use of any perfume. Units have adjustable output levels. 

Do you have a commercial waste compactor and/or trash bins at your property? Why not invest in a mini mist vaporizer system from Action Compaction Equipment? It will get rid of odor problems. This particular system is designed to neutralize odor in trash compactors, multi-story garbage chutes, public restrooms, air handling systems, and building ventilation systems. 

Action Compaction Equipment also sells the Sonozaire Odor Neutralizer. This very popular piece of equipment produces ozone electronically from oxygen in the air. It oxidizes odor molecules and reduces them, controlling and destroying organic odor! When ozone is introduced into an area, it begins to react with airborne odors, converting them into simple and stable compounds of carbon dioxide, water and oxygen. In other words, it gets rid of stinky air naturally and efficiently. Ozone is safely and commonly used to control odors from garbage or waste compactors for industrial applications. Did you know that ozone is also used to remove odors from all sorts of places, including schools, restaurant kitchens, pet kennels, hotels, gyms, etc.?

Do you have stinky trash that especially bothers workers and/or neighbors? Consider the Sonozaire Odor Neutralizer from Action Compaction Equipment. Models are available in different sizes and have adjustable output levels. Keep in mind that ozone is hard-plumbed to the compactor, which needs to be enclosed to comply with OSHA and EPA limits. This can be a safe solution to a stinky problem. 

For more information, please call Action Compaction Equipment at 801-565-1033

Here’s Why Commercial Properties Should Compact Trash

Do you own a commercial property? Do you work at one? Commercial properties can include office buildings, medical centers, hotels, malls, retail stores, warehouses, and more. 

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Make Your Company Greener

Action Compaction Equipment recommends commercial properties compact their trash. Compactors help make properties cleaner and more productive. If and when the issue of being “greener” and “better for the environment” comes up, trash compacting makes sense! Also, why dedicate a lot of space to your trash when you could be better utilizing that space for other purposes? 

Open Up Space

Compactors can be used to help recycle cardboard from shipping and packaging. They can also compact trash so it takes up less physical space. And compacting can help reduce or eliminate odors, too, so there’s that benefit. 

Compressing waste reduces its volume. This way, a dumpster can hold a lot more trash. Less volume equals lower waste disposal costs so there’s a reduction in overall costs in order to get rid of the trash a commercial property generates. Think of it this way: a commercial property owner pays a company $1200 a week to empty out overflowing dumpsters three times a week… but after compaction equipment is introduced on the scene, the cost reduces to $800 a week for only two “emptying out” visits. In no time, a compactor pays for itself– and then some! 

Less Messes

Compacting helps reduce messes, making for cleaner dumpster areas that don’t attract as many pests. Compactors can also help businesses and offices achieve their recycling goals in a convenient, efficient and easy way. 

Action Compaction Equipment has affordable used equipment for sale, here. You can also check out the GSA-approved products catalog, here.

For more info, please call Action Compaction Equipment of Salt Lake City, Utah, at 801-565-1033 or use the online contact form, here.

Learn How a New Sorting System Can Benefit Your Business

Industrial Waste Sorting Systems

You are only one person. If you took all the garbage you produced in a year and placed it in a box, you would need a very big box, right? We all produce a lot of garbage. That said, more and more people and businesses are recycling and reusing things in order to eliminate excess garbage that ends up polluting the environment.

Simplify the Sorting Process

If you have a business, consider getting a new sorting system in place with help from Action Compaction Equipment. Did you know there’s high-tech equipment available these days that can automatically classify (sort) mixed garbage for you? It sure beats sorting by hand! 

Today’s sorting machines can handle all sorts of stuff, from solid waste to food waste, separating things like plastic, paper, batteries, stones, etc. And the best part? The machinery works quickly and efficiently on your behalf. Once garbage is sorted properly, then it can be ready for the next step of recycling or reuse. 

Rather than just send your waste to a landfill, why not sort it and recycle/reuse it in an environmentally-friendly way? When you do such a thing, you get social, ecological and economic benefits. You’ll be reducing environmental pollution and land occupation while turning trash to treasure. 

Does your company have a business waste management plan? If not, consider working with commercial waste management consultants to come up with a plan to run more efficiently, save money, and be environmentally-friendly, too. Your business can save money by reducing waste with the right equipment. Action Compaction Equipment has some great sorting machines available– check out this page to see what we offer.

Action Compaction Equipment is a GSA-approved vendor– we’re allowed to sell products and services to the U.S. government through the General Services Administration (GSA).

Do you have any questions? Interested in learning more about sorting equipment? Please call us today at 801-565-1033

Commercial Waste Management Strategy Tips

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Proper planning is essential for any business that wants to survive and thrive in this economy. It’s a good idea to develop a business waste management plan. Working with commercial waste management consultants can help you come up with the right plan to run more efficiently, save money, and be environmentally-friendly, too. 

Be Proactive

Is your business proactive when it comes to dealing with the waste you produce and how you manage it? Or has waste management been ignored? Sadly, many businesses neglect this issue and end up paying more money than they should to deal with more waste than they should ever have! 

Formulate Goals

Why not start with writing down some goals regarding how you want to change? How much waste does your business currently produce? Make an estimate and take note of what kind of things are getting thrown out, and in what quantities. It could be as simple as examining waste bins, recording their size and how full they are. 

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Who is in charge of dealing with your waste? Could more recycling be done? Can some items be sold as scrap to make money from waste? Perhaps. “Reduce, reuse and recycle” are keywords to consider. You can also consider “recover,” whereas you have extra stuff that can be recovered and sold! There’s also energy recovery– what if heat generated from manufacturing processes was recovered and used to, say, heat the building? 

Come up with some goals on your own, and if you need help, hire commercial waste management consultants. Analyze options. Consider new contacts and new contracts. Set some goals and see if you can achieve them within a certain timeframe.  Dealing with waste in a smart way can actually help a business be more profitable. It just takes some time, energy and focus to figure out better ways to deal with waste. And having a waste management plan in place always helps.

Action Compaction Equipment provides waste management planning services; if you would like to discuss your company’s specific needs, contact us today.

Save Your Business Money By Reducing Waste With the Right Equipment

Having the right management equipment in place can help businesses reduce waste, and, in the end, save money. 

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When businesses take steps to reduce the amount of waste they produce, they’re going to save money on supplies while also conserving natural resources and energy. Companies would be wise to figure out their current waste disposal costs and then figure out what they could do/use to reduce those costs. Things like compaction equipment from Action Compaction could help! 

Today’s customers, now more than ever, demand “green” products. There’s a movement to reduce waste in so many areas of society. Have you noticed how some restaurants no longer offer plastic straws? And some stores don’t offer free, unlimited bags anymore?

Environmentally Friendly Businesses Are Coming Out Ahead

Times are changing! Businesses should want to be known for being environmentally conscious, which makes them look good to customers and non-customers alike. Why add to the environmental burden if you don’t have to? It’s also a good idea to reduce the risk of future liability associated with the disposal of solid wastes. 

Reduce, reuse and recycle are three keywords that come into play when thinking about saving money by reducing waste. The less you’ve got to get rid of, the cheaper the cost(s). Reusing materials can be cheaper than buying/making new. And recycling reduces pollution while also cutting disposal costs.

Even things like composting (food scraps, yard waste) can help companies save money while helping the environment.

Action Compaction Equipment of Salt Lake City, Utah, offers waste management equipment and recycling opportunities. We sell balers, trash compactors, shredders, recycling sorting systems and more. See what’s for sale here.

For more info, please call Action Compaction Equipment at 801-565-1033 or use our online contact page here.

Why Action Compaction Equipment Is Proud to Be a GSA Approved Vendor

Salt Lake City’s Action Compaction Equipment is a GSA-approved vendor. What exactly does GSA-approved mean? 

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What Does GSA Approved Mean?

If you see “GSA-approved,” it means a company is allowed to sell products or services to the U.S. government through the General Services Administration (GSA). Did you know that the GSA heads all purchasing operations with the government? They have contracts and/or schedules in place in order to procure the items or services they need to function. GSA approval is a non-industry specific status for businesses or organizations that make products or provide services that the U.S. government needs and/or uses. 

Can Any Business Become GSA Approved?

Is it easy to become GSA-approved? No– it requires time, focus and paperwork. It also requires that a company or organization has a proven track record in their industry. The government typically wants to see that it has been in business for at least two years and is profitable. Those who want to become GSA-approved have to complete several steps, sharing their financial logs, statements of work and past performance records with government officials who check to see if they’re worthy of approval. 

The Benefits of Being GSA Approved

Why would a company or organization want to be GSA-approved? Well, selling to the government is a good deal– they’re a reliable and reputable buyer. 

Action Compaction Equipment is GSA-approved and supplies the government with several products such as industrial trash compactors, industrial balers, industrial shredders, and odor control systems. Action Compaction has been in business for more than three decades and offers a variety of specialized waste and recycling equipment. Our company serves medical centers, federal prisons, national parks and many others. We offer affordable equipment and services for businesses both large and small, as well as for governmental purposes thanks to our GSA approval. 

Do you want more info about our waste and recycling equipment? Please call Action Compaction Equipment at 801-565-1033.

Waste Management Myths to Ignore

Waste Management Myths

One of the litany of things business owners and managers have to worry about is waste management. Figuring how to deal with commercial waste can be an exhausting exercise, especially if you’re not getting the right information to make the best decisions for your company.

With that in mind, what are some waste management myths your business should ignore?

You don’t need an expert to help deal with your waste management needs.

It’s easy to figure out what to do with all your waste, right? Just take it the landfill. But it really doesn’t work so simply, and enlisting the help of a waste management consultant can help save your company a great deal of money and headaches, while making your waste management system more efficient. Moreover, solely relying on landfills often is a missed opportunity for companies and prevents them from saving goods that still have value, which ignores opportunity and puts unnecessary wear and tear on the environment.

All Non-Hazardous Waste Can Be Simply Thrown Out

 Before creating a plan for disposal methods for certain products or equipment, you should check with waste management experts or local government authorities to make sure you’re doing it right, and more importantly, are compliant with local rules and regulations.

Waste Management Programs Are Only Options for Businesses With Deep Pockets

You may think having a waste management program is a luxury that only big businesses can afford; however, that’s simply not true. Putting a program in place is a great investment for businesses of all sizes, as it will help optimize your waste management strategy, saving you money in the long term.

Those are just some of the different waste management myths you can ignore. If you need a reliable waste management consultant in Salt Lake City area, learn how the experts at Action Compaction Equipment can help.