As the EU mandatory recycling target, of 50% by 2020, draws closer, compactors and balers play a large part in reaching these figures, not only for local authorities but industry as well. As waste can be reduced by a significant ratio of its original volume, depending on the material being compacted.
Compactors are designed to reduce the size and volume of different types of waste or recyclable materials. The more ‘air space’ in the waste stream, the greater the compaction benefits, optimising the waste area, and reducing the number of bins and collections by 80%, a compaction ratio of up to 10:1 has a significant impact on waste costs by reducing the number of waste containers and frequency of hauls. When you use a compactor, you can reduce your waste volume be effectively squashing it thus making it more compact. Which means you will require less storage on site.