What are Foam Densifiers?

Foam DensifiersWaste that companies throw away comes in many forms, including foam. To dispose of it, many just simply throw it into a baler for compaction, but that isn’t ideal. Fortunately, foam densifiers can help.

Foam densifiers compact loose foam products into blocks for transportation and storage before they are recycled. So instead of just having your recycled foam sitting around waiting to be picked up, you can put it all together using a densifier, which makes it easier for waste companies to transport it.

There are different types of densifiers, including hydraulic, thermal, screw drive and hybrid, all of which operate in their own unique way.

Hydraulic densifiers, if you couldn’t tell from the name, use hydraulic pressure to compact foam and destroy its memory. Compacting this way requires no heat so there no smoke or odors are emitted from the machine. So where hydraulic densifiers don’t use heat, thermal densifiers do. They use it to break down foam into a long rope and then it is transferred into the containers it will be transported in.

Screw drive densifiers use augers to push the foam through at different speeds and pressure depending on the amount of foam it is handling. They operate best when the foam is one consistent density, so if your company has numerous types of foam they dispose of, this might not be the densifier for you. Hybrid densifiers combine parts of the hydraulics and screw drives to create a very efficient way of processing and compacting foam.

Action Compaction offers quality built industrial trash compactors, balers, and shredders to help your company control their waste. We will work with you to find the best fit to help your company best manage its waste. If you would like more information on our available products, feel free to call us today at 801-565-1033!

How to Avoid Waste from Causing a Stench

Odorous TrashAfter we throw out the trash, we tend to forget about the potential stench it can create. If left untouched, the stench can grow and become an irritant for you and your coworkers. So, to make sure your waste doesn’t leave a stench, you might want to invest in an odor control system from Action Compaction.

One of the many systems we offer is Piian System. This odor control system is all natural and eliminates odor through absorption and bio-degrading odorous compounds. There are numerous models of this system, but all of them offer adjustable output levels, so depending on how bad the stench is, you can put the system at the appropriate setting to handle it.

Another great odor control system is the Mini Mist Vaporizer System, which works well in a variety of areas, including trash compactors, large public restrooms, and building ventilation systems. Therefore, if controlling the odor is a tall task, then this system might be the right one for the job.

If you work in a place where different odors are a common occupational hazard, then a fogging system might be more of what you’re looking for. Our Flexi and Mega Fog Systems work great recycling facilities, landfills and sewage and industrial waste plants. These systems will simply fog out the odor and push it out instead of breaking it down like the previously mentioned systems.

Now if you are looking a system that will not only eliminate the odor but control it as well, then the Sonozaire Odor Neutralizer might be just what you need. This system oxidizes odor molecules and the reduces them, leading to a control of organic odor in the area. Much like the Piian Systems, the Sonozaire Odor Neutralizer also has an adjustable output level so you can control its daily operation.

In addition to odor control systems, Action Compaction also offers industrial trash compactors, balers, and shredders to help your company control their waste. For more information on our products, feel free to call us today at 801-565-1033!

What is Meant by Industrial Waste?

Industrial Waste Industrial waste can be solid, semi-solid, liquid or gaseous unwanted/residual materials from industrial operations. Think about all the factories and industrial complexes around the world– every day they’re producing tons of industrial waste that has to go somewhere, right?

The thing about industrial waste is that it’s not something people want in their backyards, obviously. It can be toxic, ignitable, corrosive and/or reactive. It’s produced at every stage during a production process and needs to be managed with care. Before the 1970s, state and federal regulations were lax or non-existent, such that many companies would dump their industrial waste into nearby rivers. There used to be a lot of smokestacks releasing harmful chemicals into the air as the result of burning industrial waste. And, of course, many landfills were loaded with industrial waste, only to need remediation years later.

The waste produced by industry can be classified as either hazardous or non-hazardous. For instance, certain paints and pesticides may be considered hazardous to people and animals’ health, while other items, like excess sheets of plain paper aren’t. Generally, waste can be classified to the point where it either needs to be regulated (how much is generated and where is it disposed) or not.

What are some industries and the waste they produce? Chemical manufacturers may produce acids and bases as well as spent solvents. Printers can produce ink sludges containing heavy metals. The paper industry is known for producing ignitable solvents and waste containing heavy metals.

The worst industrial waste contains asbestos, high concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and/or petroleum hydrocarbon. Less “bad” are depleted aerosol cans, cardboard, styrofoam, aluminum foil, and plastics. Then there’s waste that doesn’t pose a threat to human health or the environment, such as rocks, bricks, and dirt.

Action Compaction Equipment offers a wide variety of machines to help deal with industrial waste, including shredders, balers and compactors. Call 801-565-1033 with any questions you might have.

The Benefits of Industrial Trash Compactors

Industrial Trash CompactorsAs an industrialized society, we utilize technology to enable mass production. This, in turn, supports a large population. More and more people are added to the planet daily, and as of 2016, it’s estimated that there are 7.4 billion people in the world today– an all-time high. That number will increase in the next hundred years, and one thing’s for sure: all those people make a whole lot of trash. Where can we put it all?

If you work in a business that makes things, you know that trash is inevitable. The question, then, becomes this: What can be done to somehow reduce the waste so it’s not as costly in the long run?

Industrial trash compactors, like the ones Action Compaction Equipment sells, help reduce the size and scope of a company’s trash through compaction. For example, 16 cubic yards of loose trash can be compacted into 4 cubic yard when put into a handy industrial trash compactor. This not only saves space, but also helps eliminate many problems often associated with overflowing dumpsters.

Compaction not only means trash takes up less space on a company’s property, but also helps reduce collection costs. Meanwhile, the compacting process eliminates the problem of windblown trash. By making trash less loose and less messy, your insect and rodent problems are reduced. Compacted trash also discourages scavengers and thieves while preventing unauthorized access to your trash.

Do you want to save labor costs? Do you want more inside storage space and more outside parking spaces available? A heavy duty industrial trash compactor from Action Compaction Equipment is worth the investment. It will make your waste processing routines become streamlined, less costly, and, ideally, more efficient. See examples of industrial trash compactors here: https://www.actioncompaction.com/products/compactors.html and/or call 801-565-1033 to discuss your compactor needs today.

The Benefits of Office Shredders

Office ShreddersWhy shred documents and other items like credit cards, compact discs and pill bottles? If you work in an office, you’re bound to be around paperwork and other items with information on them that you don’t want others to see, access, or read.

Many times people share private information on paper, and when they’re done with it, they crumple it up and throw it in the wastebasket. If it’s not shredded, what happens if one of the office cleaners sees key information that they leak to the press or use for their own monetary gain? Privacy matters now more than ever.

Document shredding should be done in order to destroy information on paper in the best way possible so it can’t be stolen and/or used against someone later on down the line.

Action Compaction Equipment sells helpful heavy duty office shredders. With “whisper quiet operation” and rugged all-steel construction, these durable machines have the power to even shred large paper clips, heavy-duty staples and Acco fasteners. Rather than letting stacks of papers pile up in your office, why not employ the use of an industrial strength shredder to eliminate those papers so they’re ready to be recycled?

Do you need a conveyor fed cross-cut shredder with extra large feed tables? Action Compaction can meet your needs. With a 71 decibel sound level, this quiet machine has low voltage, key-locked controls ensuring safe and authorized operation. The precision ground A-2 tool steel cutters feature a positive saw-tooth grip that can even handle shredding things like credit cards, compact discs and corrugated boxes.

If you work in a pharmacy, Action Compaction offers RX shredders, too. Able to destroy plastic containers– pill bottles– these unique machines will ease your HIPAA compliance worries.

Get more information about Action Compaction’s shredders here: https://www.actioncompaction.com/products/shredders.html

Geophysicists Successfully Turn Peanut Butter Into Diamonds

Peanut Butter Into DiamondsPeanut butter and diamond sandwiches: the next big thing!

Would you believe us if we told you that geophysicists have successfully created diamonds out of peanut butter?

Well, geophysicist Dan Frost has been trying to mimic the conditions that occur in the Earth’s lower mantle in his lab in Germany, and a byproduct of his research is the creation of diamonds.

The conditions that he’s looking to mimic include temperatures of up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and extreme pressure, up to 1.3 million times stronger than normal atmospheric pressure

We already know that diamonds are made up of carbon atoms that are crushed under tons of pressure and cooked at unbearable temperatures until the atoms are rearranged into a crystalline structure.

So, logic suggests that all you need to create diamonds is carbon, extreme pressure, and extreme heat.

Frost had each of these three ingredients in his lab; the pressure and heat from the experiment that he had been working on to recreate the conditions in the Earth’s lower mantle, and the peanut butter from his lunch.

He thought he’d put the three together and see what happened and ultimately, he was able to create a diamond.

Even though the process takes a couple of weeks to form a very small, 2-millimeter diamond – Frost hopes that his research could be used in industrial applications in the future.

We’re wondering if he’ll send us some samples in a nice cushion cut. What’s next, emeralds made from carrots?

At Action Compaction Equipment, we know that waste and recycling are two of the most important issues a business will undertake. We offer quality built machines, specified and installed to fit your application and needs.

Contact us at (801) 565-1033 for more information today!

Recycling Saves Businesses Money

Recycling Saves Businesses MoneyIf you own a business, chances are you don’t have a lot of time to spend thinking about the garbage your company produces.

Many owners just throw trash away without giving it a second thought. The reality is that trash isn’t very good for the environment and recycling it would be a better way to go.

Now most businesses share the philosophy of increasing profit and cutting costs and that recycling would be doing the opposite.

That isn’t the case though as recycling is actually less expensive that trash disposal.

Also, once trash is recycled is can produce re-manufactured goods and recycled-content. This, if you’re a business owner, will end up costing you less to purchase.

Even though a product may be made with parts from an older one, it will still operate close to new and end up saving your business some money in the process.

Taking the initiative to recycle will also earn your respect among the communities. Not many businesses decide to recycle, so when one does, word gets around and the community and your company earns more positive recognition.

It also means that people who recycle might begin to take an interest in you, which could result in an increase of business and profit.

Now as a business owner, converting all of your old trash systems into recycling systems may seem really expensive.

It will cost you money, but the savings you will experience from recycling will continue as long as you keep it in place.

You will not only be saving from converting over, but it will keep going as long as you stick with it, putting a lot of money back in your company’s pocket.

Action Compaction offers a wide variety of waste and recycling equipment perfect for numerous applications.

For more information on our products or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us today or call us at 801-565-1033!

5 Common Compactor Or Baler Repairs

5 Common Compactor Or Baler RepairsLike all other machines, compactors and balers can break and be in need of repairs.

Here are the 5 most common compactor or baler repairs.


The hydraulic aspect of a baler primarily handles the pressure of compacting the material.

When this fails, it could mean many things including the hoses, fittings and connections need to be tightened or repaired as they may be loose or worn out.


If the electricity of the baler or compactor isn’t working, most repairmen will check the motor starter contracts to see if they are clean.

Once that’s done, they will go on to check all electrical conduit, wires, connections, timers, relays, and circuit boards to make sure none of those need any work.


When a compactor or baler starts to malfunction if might not be the body itself that is need of help. Sometimes it may be something as simple as readjusting the wear bars or grease rails.

Other times the welds, the machine structural components, and the anchors might be in need of repair.

All of which can be handled by a qualified repairman.


Similar to other machines, if you don’t ever bother to keep them clean or get them serviced regularly, chances are they are going to break down.

Neglecting them can lead to small issues that can snowball into bigger ones if not taken care of.


If your baler or compactor is outside, you run the risk of it potentially being vandalized by some up-to-no-good criminals.

In the event that something like this happens, it’s time to call a repairman to make sure no significant damage has been done to your machine.

Action Compaction in Salt Lake City, Utah, offers waste and recycling equipment nationwide to help your business eliminate waste.

If you would like more information on our products or repair service, contact us today or call us at 801-565-1033!

Reduce Waste & Save Money

Reduce Waste & Save MoneyNo matter what your business specializes in, all companies produce some form of waste.

When it comes time to handle your waste, many businesses just look to throw it out.

What you may not be aware of is that there are ways to reduce waste that could not only benefit the environment but save your company money as well.

Get A Waste Consultation Today

Most companies can benefit from waste management and recycling consultations.

While being consulted, you can acquire tips and suggestions on what will help you to reduce waste; such as using your email for reports instead of using paper. When paper reports are being created utilizing email or similar programs this creates less paper waste. This type of action also helps with the company’s budget, as you will not spend more money on paper.

Waste consultants might also advise you to set up recycling stations around your building so when you do create waste, whatever can be reused will be, once those recycling bins are collected.

Also, depending on what trade your business deals in, a waste consultant might tell you to rent machines from companies that will be able to use your recyclables or waste once you’ve filled them up.

This will keep you from throwing out your recyclables and causing unnecessary waste.

Action Compaction offers a full line of quality machines made for recycling and reducing waste.

Regardless of the waste your business creates; we will work with you to get you the proper machine to handle it. We also offer recycling and waste management consultation for your business.

For more information on our products, please contact us today!

Make Your Waste Issues Compact

Typically, when our businesses produce waste, we typically just throw it out in a nearby garbage can or take it out to a dumpster in the back.

Then after that, it usually isn’t given a second thought.

However, there is a way to eliminate waste that can actually end up saving your business some money, one of which is a trash compactor.

Leave It All To The Compactor

Now most businesses have a service that comes and picks up their waste typically once a week.

Well, this can add up, especially if there are weeks where you produce more waste than normal, requiring a second pick up.

A compactor would help make smaller but heavier loads of waste, meaning waste receptacles wouldn’t fill up as fast, leading to fewer pick-ups, which would result in the business saving money.

Now when you go to purchase a compactor, it isn’t always the best idea to go through whoever handles your waste currently.

The waste contractor might try to lock you into a new contract with potential fees that could end up being counterproductive to your money saving plan.

This isn’t always the case, but most would agree that it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Action Compaction offers a wide variety of quality trash compactors that are ready to help your business save money.

We will work with you to find the best one for handling the waste your company produces.

Carrying both new and used specialized equipment for recycling waste, we have the quality machine that will fit for your business.

If you would like more information on any of our products, feel free to contact us today!