How to maintain a Waste Compactor

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If your business is producing large amounts of waste, it’s likely costing you large amounts of money to dispose of. By compressing the amount of waste your business produces, waste collection is reduced and therefore the cost is also cut.
A compactor is used to reduce the volume of waste and is then collected and disposed of by a waste collection team.

Whilst we recommend our regular servicing option, including planned maintenance and breakdown cover, there’s a few things you can do on site to ensure your compactor continues to run smoothly.

The right machine
All compactors are different, and the machine your business has should be the right one for your needs. A larger machine may be perfect for the amount of waste your business produces, however, you may not have the space.

Before purchasing a waste compactor, it’s important to talk to someone in the know, who can factor in the amount of waste your business produces, with the amount of space you have to find the perfect compactor for you.

The right person
When it comes to purchasing (or renting) waste machinery, most businesses should offer operator training. Dedicated technicians ensure your staff are fully trained in the use and maintenance of your baler or compactor, this ensures the safety of your staff as well as keeping the machinery running to its best ability.

Improper use of any machines could lead to stoppages and the need for repairs.

Keep it clean
As with any machinery, keeping it clean from dirt and debris will ensure your baler or compactor will continue to work smoothly. Be sure to keep an eye on the area around the power unit as dust, dirt and debris can build up and effect the airflow of the unit.
We recommend setting up a weekly cleaning schedule to make sure the cleaning gets done.

Inspect Regularly
In the first week of having your waste machinery, be sure to familiarise yourself with the details of the machine. Then put together a routine where you and the team are checking the compactor monthly to ensure nuts and bolts are still tightened, all door hinges and lock assemblies are working fine, and oil levels are not too low or too high.

Planned Maintenance
For a long and trouble-free life, it is important for your machine to be regularly maintained and serviced, and repairs to be dealt with efficiently. Planned yearly maintenance help to dramatically reduce equipment down time as well as reduce any unexpected breakdown costs.

Remember, all repair work should be done by trained service professionals. To keep your businesses waste management and recycling running efficiently, we offer a range of service agreements.
Visit our sister website Recycling Balers for more information.