Warehouse Waste Management Equipment

Waste management is often overlooked in the initial layout of a warehouse. This may create ineffective and expensive waste handling and disposal processes. When your staff, for example, must push down trash into equipment, they spend more time than they should on manual work and waiting to load the next batch. Streamline operations by using compactors and balers for your warehouse as early as the layout design stage.

Waste Management in Warehouses

Warehouses and distribution centers consist of multiple floors or, for large companies, multiple buildings. Regardless of the size of the place, goods are coming in and being sent out. The whole process results in a large volume of corrugated cardboard, plastic wraps, and other types of packaging waste. Given the size of these facilities, waste management and transportation can become a problem.

Maintain efficient waste management by:

Planning waste management right from the start

Small and large companies make the mistake of disregarding waste streams when designing a warehouse or a warehouse extension. This oversight ends up disrupting daily work processes and lead to costly consequences. The inclusion of disposal processes and the right waste management equipment, at the planning stage, will optimize your warehouse operations.

Visualizing how the waste management plan will work

A waste management plan is meant to be a sustainable strategy rather than a last-minute solution. Enumerate your options before settling with a recycling and waste management process. Consider the types of goods you receive and deliver, the type of packaging you use, and the volume of goods and packaging you use. Then, identify a suitable plan and equipment.

Investing in the right equipment based on your needs

Commercial-grade waste management equipment are a major investment that result in more efficient operations. Go through your options first before spending money on equipment. Choose a compactor if most of your warehouse waste is non-recyclable. Invest in a baler if your warehouse mostly deals with recyclable cardboard, paper, and plastic waste.

Compactors and balers reduce the volume of warehouse waste, but in different ways. Compactors compress large volumes of mixed waste that go straight to the landfill whereas balers are designed for condensing recyclable waste, which you can sell to recycling companies. They have varying advantages, too.

A compactor reduces operational costs because you schedule fewer hauls and landfill disposals. It may also contain potentially hazardous materials, thus boosting workplace safety.

On the other hand, balers minimize the volume of recyclable waste so that they take up less space and simplify the recycling process. Baled recyclables also keep warehouse facilities more organized and reduce safety risks.

Talk to our experienced team, and we’ll help you choose the right waste management equipment for your warehouse.

Why Choose WESSCO?

WESSCO provides scalable waste solutions since 1987. Our top-of-the-line compactors and balers address the waste management and recycling needs of warehouses and distribution centers. Our staff, services, and customizable products are designed to help your business grow.

Call today to schedule an onsite analysis.

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