Trash collection is an important part of a custodian''s job — and a function that can cost a company a lot of time and money to complete.
In this age of budget cuts and reduced labor, many have discovered the benefits of using trash compactors as time- and labor-saving tools.
The benefits of using trash compactors include:
- Saving labor
- Reducing leakage and use of trashcan liners
- Improving sanitation, odors and health
- Increasing employee morale
- Tightening security
- Reducing rodent and insect infiltration
- Minimizing waste-hauling expenses
Different types of compactors are available to fit facilities'' various needs.
Under-the-counter compactors, used in residential settings and smaller offices, compact trash into a heavy-duty liner that prevents leaks and odor problems from occurring, thereby decreasing the frequency of "taking out the trash".
Trash receptacle/self-contained units resemble the regular trash cans you see in many public facilities, and are especially beneficial at facilities in which cleaning personnel must empty trash receptacles many times a day.
Bob Merkt owns West Bend, WI-based Merkt Educational Group and Associates (MEGA) and Kettle Moraine Professional Cleaners, Inc., and instructs for the Cleaning Management Institute® (CMI®).