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How to Determine What Size of Trash Compactor to Buy

Compaction equipment is available for both home and commercial use, and it provides you with a convenient way to crush down your waste so that it takes up considerably less space on your property. It may be used to consolidate everything from food waste and paper items to canned goods and more. If you have decided to purchase a trash compactor for your home or business, you may be wondering which size is best for you to purchase. By turning your attention to a few key steps, you can more easily invest in the right compaction equipment for your needs.

Maximize the Benefit of Recycling
Compaction equipment is available in very small sizes that fit underneath a residential kitchen counter top to huge sizes that are most well-suited for large commercial environments. The size of your equipment will directly impact your cost of investment. With this in mind, you may want to invest in the smallest equipment that meets your functional needs. One step to take to ensure that you do not purchase a larger unit than is needed is to increase recycling on your property. For the next few weeks, ensure that all waste that can be recycled is actually recycled. Then, monitor the amount of additional waste you generate to determine your needs.

Measure Your Space
While your budget and needs will determine the type of trash compactor that is right for your home or business, the available space in your facility is also critical. Many of these units are designed for indoor use, so carefully review the options available to determine which are suited for the area you intend to place the equipment in. Ideally, you will measure space close to where your dumpster or bin is. This makes it easier for you to get the compacted waste to the dumpster for removal by your waste management company.

Consider Your Compaction Needs
The final step to take to determine what size of equipment to purchase relates to your actual compaction needs. If you have a small household that generates a bag of waste every day or two, the smallest equipment may be ideal for your needs. If you have a large commercial operation, your compactor may need to be almost the size of a small bedroom to meet all of your needs.

Because compaction equipment is available in an incredible range of sizes, it is necessary to carefully research your needs and budget before determining which size you need. By taking these steps before you start shopping around, you will be able to quickly narrow down the options to only the equipment models that meet your specific needs. The information on the Rotoble Compactiontrash compactor website may have additional insights and can provide you with further support.


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