Waste Monitoring

Our waste monitoring systems provide convenience

Let's Talk Trash

Trash is normally not a subject discussed over a power lunch or at a board meeting. But studies show that an often over-looked area where significant savings can be achieved is in the management of solid waste disposal. Knowing the problems, pitfalls and cost inefficiencies inherent in solid waste removal can lead to significant cost savings.

On the surface, getting rid of trash seems like an uncomplicated process. Employees throw out the trash and the hauler picks it up. But like everything else, if you know what's available, you can make informed choices. Those choices make a major 'bottom line' difference. Several waste management options are available.

Third party services can handle the trash removal process, for an on-going fee. The fees can often outpace any savings promised. The selling point is that you don't have to be involved in the removal process. But you are involved if your money may not be buying you the best service or the opportunity to cut costs.

'Full' lights can be affixed to a compactor. But false fulls are often caused by 'bridging' or jamming in the container. Calls to a hauler because of a 'false full' may result in the pick-up of a partially empty container, resulting in unnecessary cost. If the employee forgets to call the hauler, the result is a messy overflow requiring manpower to clean up.

Then there are scheduled hauler pick-ups. The variation in amount of trash created by lulls or unexpected surges in the flow of trash can make scheduled pick-ups an expensive mistake. Charges are often the same for full or partially filled containers.

Solid waste management is a major challenge in urban areas throughout the world. An efficient waste management is a pre requisition for maintain a safe and green environment as there are increasing all kinds of waste disposal. There are many technologies being used for waste collection as well as for well managed recycling.

We have the ability to install a waste monitoring device which is an automated monitoring system that determines when a waste compactor container is full. The waste hauler is automatically dispatched by the monitor to empty the compactor. There is no equipment to purchase or maintain, no employees to involve, and there is no capital outlay.

Make sure you don’t pay full price for a half-full container.

Pressure gauges and indicator lights will misinterpret common jams and surges as a “COMPACTOR FULL” condition because they record only a SINGLE threshold reading. The Waste Monitoring systems measures multiple cycles to determine the fullness of the compactor. The most efficient pick up time is then determined based on customers’ needs and hauler response time. When the container is ready, the monitor notifies the hauler for pick up. In this way, charges for unnecessary and costly pick-ups are eliminated.

The Waste Monitoring system can be installed on new equipment or we can retrofit the systems to work with your existing compactors. With this system there is no need to change haulers or compactors.

  • Saves you money because it eliminates pick-ups of partially filled containers
  • Eliminates the need for employee involvement in checking and reporting on container fullness levels
  • Eliminates false 'full' readings caused by jams and other temporary surges
  • Changes in compactor usage due to seasonal activity and holidays are no longer a concern
  • Cleaner, safer work environment due to more timely pick-ups
  • Allows for differences in haulers' response time

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