Refuse trucks, garbage trucks, or if you are using old English the dustbin lorry, are trucks that are specifically designed to drive around and collect recycled materials or solid waste, which could be from commercial or residential, urban consumers. The collected waste is then brought to a solid waste treatment facility such as a recycling center, compost, incinerator or landfill. There are three types of these trucks; front loader, side loader and rear loader.
The refuse truck didn’t become popular until the 1970s when technology had caught up with the process and it was more efficient.
Refuse Truck Loading Descriptions
Here is a quick overview of the types of loaders that can be used as refuse trucks. Each one has its own use, and can be tailored for your specific needs.
- Side Loaders – These trucks accept the solid waste or recycled materials from the side, either manually or with the assistance of a robotic arm with an attached claw. An automated side loader only needs one person to operate while the manual counterpart might need two to three. Due to the one person advantage, ASL’s have become more popular.
- Rear Loaders – Rear loader trucks have the waste collector in the back so the worker can empty the contents of the waste bins or throw trash bags into. There are even lifting mechanisms that can be used to heavier bins or containers so that the operator doesn’t have to life it by hand.
- Front Loaders – The front loader truck is more generally used for collecting trash and waste from commercial and industrial businesses, using dumpsters that are grabbed from the front and then lifted over the truck and emptied in the vehicle’s hopper. Like the ASL, the front loader truck might only need one person to operate.
Action Compaction Equipment can help you with the purchase of a front, side or rear loading truck. Call and ask about the featured Mammoth, Cobra and SideWinder Series Refuse Trucks. A demo may be in your area. Each truck comes with a rear vision camera for safety, and they are known for their long life and productivity. For more information, contact Action Compaction today!
Whether you are in the municipal solid waste, recycling or construction and demolition business, sorting systems are a productive and efficient way to sort items like waste and recycled materials, all the way to packages and merchandise. The sorting system has many parts that make up the whole. The different parts are able to do their jobs quickly, thus saving ample amounts of time.
A sorting system is built to accommodate your needs, able to remove any materials that should not be recycled. So if your business needs to recycle plastic materials, the system can determine the types of materials that are being recycled. The sorters are then able to sift the products according to what material they are.
What Goes Into Making a Sorting System Work
As previously stated, there are many working parts that make up a sorting system. Here’s a brief layout of the machines that might be involved in your business’s sorting system.
- Sorting Screens
- Pick Lines
- Complete Lines
- C&D Systems
- Transfer Stations
The staff at Action Compaction Equipment is very knowledgeable about sorting systems, and has the latest equipment for you to purchase. Action Compaction can do the design and layout, integration of automation and screens, and conveyor systems and balers as dictated by your project conditions.
Whether you process 15 or 500 tons of material per day, Action Compaction can design a system for you, and install it. For more information about sorting systems, new or used balers or compactors, contact the experts at Action Compaction Equipment today!
There’s always been then the age old argument in our society that something new is always better than something old. This philosophy is true in some aspects but couldn’t be more false in others. Yes buying a brand new car fresh off the dealer’s lot is not only a great, satisfying feeling but once those wheels officially hit the asphalt of the road; it depreciates in value almost 15 percent.
Over five years items like a car can even depreciate in value as much as 60 percent. That’s not always the same with all items that are purchased but it is something to think about when you are buying or selling recycling equipment.
Buying New or Used Compactors & Balers
If you are interested in purchasing a compactor or baler for your company, it makes all the sense in the world to buy one new. New equipment has updated functions, options and safety features which can prove to be vital to your business and you know that it will work immediately after it is installed. That’s the guarantee that some used compactors can’t offer. If the total cost of new equipment is putting a strain on your budget, think about leasing the equipment.
Leasing can make it much easier to fit the new equipment into your budget and can sometimes have some tax advantages as well. Typically when you lease your equipment you will own it after a period of time, usually in 3-5 years. Leasing can also allow you to get options added to the equipment that may make the equipment more efficient and easier to use while only slightly increasing your monthly lease payment.
To combat that stigma of buying used, think about the advantages. Finding a trustworthy business that is a used equipment reseller is most important. After you have established that the reseller is credible, you can then search through their inventory for a used compactor or baler that has seen some use but is still in solid working condition. Ask the reseller if they are willing to go through the equipment to make sure everything is working properly. They may even offer some type of warranty. By doing this you could find good equipment that will suit your needs at a lower price than the premium new equipment. If your budget is limited this is another way to save money and work towards buying a newer one down the road, even possibly reselling the used equipment you bought.
If you are in the market for a (New or Used) compactor or baler for your company, talk to the experts at Action Compaction Equipment. To find out what equipment is best for your business, contact Action Compaction today!
Electronics that can’t be used anymore whether they are being replaced from being obsolete, in need of disposal, broken, or destined to be recycled are called “e-waste.” But many of the components that might make up the elements of the e-waste can be recycled properly and are a valuable resource to be used again for secondary raw materials.
Just for instance, a computer has a multitude of recyclable materials. Did you know that almost 100% of a computer and its accessories are capable of being recycled? For example an average circuit board can contain platinum, gold, copper, palladium, silver, and lead. Not only can the keyboard, mouse, and speakers be recycled, but other office supplies can be as well. Printers, fax machines, and photocopiers that are being replaced in your company can find a new home in a recycling program. These are perfect examples of why computers or other e-waste should not just be dumped inside a landfill. If you are interested in an inexpensive way to dispose of your obsolete office machinery, look to donation programs that can facilitate the process.
Plus other consumer electronics such as cell phones, televisions, VCRs, stereos, and tablets can be reused or refurbished. If you don’t want to keep the equipment, check to see if there are pick-up days as well as drop-off locations in your neighborhood for your old consumer electronics and e-waste.
When a business is looking for smart ways to recycle their waste, they should look no further than the products at Action Compaction Equipment. Contact the professionals at Action Compaction today and get your business started recycling in the right direction.
Glass is very important in the world of recycling. In the United States alone, glass can be recycled infinitely and most of the glass products we use in everyday life has about 27 percent recycled glass in it. This is important because not only is the use of new resources that is needed to create new glass down, but that less energy and materials is needed to produce glass. But recycling glass isn’t just as easy as you would think.
One thing that has to be understood in the glass recycling process is that any foreign material or substance can contaminate the entire glass recycling load. So that means your operation of recycling glass operation has to be clean and efficient or else that could cost you money down the road, especially since recycling has the satisfaction of return investments.
To be recycled glass is broken down into smaller pieces, crushed, sorted then cleaned so it can be mixed in with raw materials and made into new glass items.
Sorting, separating, and facilitating glass into proper glass receptacles is the first step in making sure you aren’t contaminating your recycling. You want to make items such as food waste, stone, dirt, ceramics, mirrors, window glass, metals, and light bulbs are all free and clear of the glass you want to recycle or else it will be contaminated.
If you are looking for sorting systems, Action Compaction can accommodate your business needs. Contact Action Compaction for a consult on what you can do to help make your business money while recycling your used materials.
With your business, it’s smart to decide how to recycle the waste products you accumulate on a daily work day. Garbage isn’t always just garbage and there is ways to recoup money from recycling resources correctly. Especially in the advances of technology, recycling is, cleaner, more efficient and you have more options.
So let’s focus on just one aspect of recycling that can help make your business run smoothly. In America, almost 45 million tons of paper is recycled annually. That’s about 334 pounds of paper recycled by every person in the United States. Let’s break that down further, and focus on just cardboard.
Cardboard is used in many facets of any business, whether it be used to distribute goods in and out of your company or used as a way to facilitate storage. And cardboard is made up of recycled materials and lumber industry by-products. When using cardboard sometimes you have to break it down once you’ve unpacked or the boxes become to worn to use anymore and needs to be recycled.
What are your options?
If you are to recycle your cardboard, the most common way is to convert the cardboard into a bale. Bales are then picked up by a paper company, and then re-pulped, rolled and pressed into rolls of paper for other paper products.
So essentially you need a baler for your company. Action Compaction can assist in this need. We have a full assortment of Balers that can complement and be tailored to fit your business’s needs. Recycling can not only help make your company Green, but also get money for resources back into the company coffers.
Contact Action Compaction today and get to recycling your cardboard the smart way.
With 3D printing becoming the future in recycling, not only because it is cheaper for manufacturers and it is better for the environment, scientists have been coming up with newer ways to increase the ways it can be useful. Dr. Joshua M. Pearce is a part of the Pearce Research Group at the Michigan Technological University, who is looking to not only clean up the world but also help create jobs in economically challenged parts of the world.
The newest project is aimed at helping people in poverty who are employed as “waste pickers” that collect trash from landfills. These people are struggling to make a living collecting trash to sell, but with the new filament being created by Pearce’s group, they can find a new avenue to make money.
The 3D printing filament can be created from a collection of waste plastic. Conventional 3d filament is already being sold for $35 – 50 a kilogram. The ethical 3D filament could be sold for the lesser amount and costs less to make, giving the “waste pickers” a solid living wage.
Pearce’s group has already created a Recyclebot that takes plastic trash, such as gallon milk jugs, and cuts them down with industrial and office shredders into filament for 3D printers with much less energy than it takes for commercial recycling.
If you’re a commercial business looking to save money with, recycling, 3D printing and energy cost, one option that can get the ball rolling in that direction would be to purchase an industrial or office shredder.
Action Compaction sells these types of shredders that can help your business get started. Check out our site for more information on our shredders or any of our wide assortments of recycling products. Email or call (801) 565-1033 today!
In the commercial waste industry, smells that might make the strongest man queasy are common place. These odors are pungent, and can in some cases cause reactions to the not so average industrial waste operator. Some odors are very hazardous to the health of the workers that might have to be employed in the area.
Regardless as an employer or site manager, you have to create the right “atmosphere” in order to have happy workers. And the options can be costly, but safety is a number one priority for your workers right?
Acquire the best fitting odor neutralizer for your dirtiest of jobs. Odor control can be found in even the worst of smelling situations and can be applied in a countless of work area applications. Even waste water sewage, rank smelling landfills, composting facilities, and farm manure smells have little chance of taking over your business if you are prepared with the correct odor controlling device.
Odor neutralizers are industrial ozone generators, which take what is in the air and break down the odors electronically, generating the molecules back into ozone odor free. These machines are easy to install, need minimal maintenance and cleaning, and in most cases can operate unattended. Odor neutralizers can start making your work spaces odor free, and less of a hassle in no time.
Action Compaction sells these eco-friendly machines that will accommodate any of your various industrial odor control needs. Check out the products that we offer, or if you are in the Midvale area give us a call at 801-565-1003.
Located in Salt Lake City, OC Tanner is a global company that helps other companies build good relationships with their employees through recognition awards. Business is booming, and with that comes more work to be done at their Utah complex.
OC Tanner used to use a vertical baler to bale their endless supply of cardboard. That set-up used a lot of man hours to get the job done. However, they’re very excited to be having a ribbon-cutting ceremony on their new “Dual Chute Conveyor Fed Compactor System.”
OC Tanner connected with the people at Action Compaction Equipment of Midvale, Utah, to figure out how they could save time, money and effort with a new system to recycle cardboard. The dual-chute system will “pay for the entire system in less than a year and a half and we’re excited to get it started,” according to a Lean Improvement Team Foreman from OC Tanner.
When a company has a large quantity and volume of material to process per hour, conveyor-fed compactors work better than balers. The more streamlined system helps increase efficiency and productivity.
Recycling is a vital part of many companies’ operations today. Action Compaction Equipment helps companies come up with better solutions to their waste and recycling needs. Besides compactors and balers, the company also sells sorting systems, chutes, shredders and other products.
Call Action Compaction Equipment today at 801-565-1033 to find out how your business can save time and money with the best compactor or baler option to get the recycling job done.
Are you dealing with waste in a way that effectively saves time and money? Ask yourself this: “Do I have to have my dumpster picked up several times a week?” If the answer is “yes” then you should consider using a compactor or baler.
Compactors take a bunch of unsorted, mixed trash and “compact it” so it takes up a lot less space. If you have a lot of waste, consider a conveyor-fed compactor.
Balers are often used for sorted recyclable waste, like paper, cardboard or plastics. Hand-fed balers are often used for smaller sizes and volumes.
If you currently have trash being picked up four times a week, a compactor can reduce that pick-up to just one time a week. Furthermore, baling items into pallet sized squares is a smart way to sell (and send) them to companies who will pay for materials like used plastics, which can be re-used for other products. Companies are expected to be “green” these days, and balers help them smartly reach recycling goals.
Compactors and balers also improve sanitation efforts by keeping trash securely confined. Have you ever seen overstuffed dumpsters with all sorts of loose trash blowing around? That’s not a very appealing sight (or smell) for customers of restaurants, hotels or other businesses.
Action Compaction Equipment of Midvale, Utah, offers a no charge evaluation and site survey for people and companies who want to see how compactors and/or balers can be a worthy investment. Call 801-565-1033 to set-up an appointment today.