Commercial dumpsters fill up quickly. Most waste products, like wood, cardboard, and garbage, take up lots of space.
As a result, dumpsters appear to hit their volume capacity when, in reality, they’re mostly just full of air. Paying to store and dispose of air… that’s an inefficiency that savvy business-owners simply won’t tolerate.
Fortunately, the solution to squandered dumpster space is simple: trash compaction.
What Is Dumpster Compaction?
Dumpster compaction, or trash compaction, involves pressing down the contents of a dumpster. Waste materials are compressed, smashed, and ground. As a result, the dumpster’s wasted space is obliterated, leaving behind an efficient container—with plenty of room to receive more material.
At Trashpac, we use a steel drum roller that can compact nearly any type of material.
Our compaction process reduces trash volume by 40-60 percent, freeing up space for more material and reducing your landfill trips.
Trash compaction has a positive ripple effect throughout your business’s operations.
Here are seven benefits of dumpster compaction.
Cut Waste Disposal Costs
During major projects, sometimes waste generation gets out of hand. Constantly maxing out your dumpster capacity slows down your workflow.
Compacting the contents of your dumpster slows down its fill rate. More space in your dumpster means less labor and administrative effort devoted to waste management. Dumpster compaction frees up valuable time and budget for your team.
Fewer Landfill Trips
Mobile trash compaction service means your dumpster cargo is reduced—without a trip to the landfill.
The compaction crew shows up, presses and grinds the material inside your dumpster, and reduces your trash volume by 40-60 percent. This upgrade in efficiency makes it possible to load more material into your dumpster between landfill trips.
Making fewer trips to the landfill saves time and reduces the environmental impacts associated with hauling waste.
Reduce Project Downtime
Projects that generate a constant stream of waste suffer interruptions when dumpsters fill up. Inefficient waste management slows down a project timeline and results in higher job site costs.
Trash compaction creates more space in your waste containers—that means fewer interruptions for your team while they complete their work.
Protect Employee Safety
Overflowing waste creates safety hazards.
If your trash piles get so large that adding to them requires climbing or throwing, then waste disposal can lead to accidents. Or, overflowing receptacles can result in sharp or toxic materials falling onto the ground, creating an unsafe dumpster area.
Trash compaction creates more space in your dumpsters, limiting or eliminating unsafe overflow between container pickups.
Lower Labor Costs
When a professional compaction team services your dumpsters, your team can focus on other things. Less time spent on landfill trips and dumpster cleanup means more time for core job duties.
Overflowing dumpster waste can be transported by wind or stormwater, polluting your local environment and risking code violations.
Compacted trash is less likely to spill out of its container. By keeping waste safely enclosed, your crew can more easily prevent littering and contamination of soil or water.
Improved Aesthetics Around Your Dumpster Area
A tidy waste management area reflects positively on your business. On the other hand, overflowing dumpsters are unsightly and make a poor impression.
When large pieces of waste are disposed of, they tend to jut out above the dumpster’s rims. In addition to safety and pollution hazards, this makes for an unattractive worksite.
Compacted trash is pressed into the bottom of the dumpster, hidden from view to the maximum extent possible.
Get More of Your Time Back With Trash Compaction Services
Tired of an overflowing dumpster area, constant landfill trips, and an inflated waste management budget? Trashpac can help.
We provide trash compaction service for open-top roll-off dumpsters in New Jersey. Our service is mobile—we come to you.
To see the difference that compaction makes, check out our before and after photo gallery.
Extra space in your containers creates a cleaner, safer, more efficient dumpster area. Best of all, you save time and money. In fact, we guarantee a 20 percent reduction in your business’s waste management costs when you contract with Trashpac.
For a first-hand look, contact us today to schedule a free demo for your business location or worksite.