Sandra Wärenhed | 2023-03-03

While those of us at Orwak personally think that everyone can benefit from compacting their waste, there are several industries that can definitely profit more than others. Let’s round up some of the top waste-producing industries (some of them might surprise you!) and why they could stand to implement updated waste management solutions.

1. Retail

This one may be stating the obvious. The retail sector produces tons of waste from cardboard and plastic packaging, to paper receipts and discarded or discontinued items. Several types of waste, ranging from dry to wet to recyclable, are produced by the retail industry.

While the best waste management solution is often dependent on the waste type, trash compactors can be used to handle most of it. Whether you need a vertical baler for ease of use or a crusher to reduce your volume of waste, we’ve got you covered.

2. Food

The food industry is another massive waste generator. From grocery stores to restaurants, the food industry produces an assortment of waste. Incredible amounts of cardboard, expired goods and broken items all make up a day’s worth of waste in this field.

Trash compactors and balers are a great fit for complex food industry waste. They also help minimize waste volume and reduce the amount of trash pickups required.

3. Healthcare

Hospitals and medical facilities present another complex waste management issue. Many types of healthcare waste are hazardous liquid materials that need to be handled with tremendous care.

Compactors aren’t only for dry or solid waste, though. There are many types of vertical compactors and balers that are built to handle even the most complicated messes.

Overall, waste management is for everyone! Every industry can do its part to reduce the amount of waste it is producing and dispose of it responsibly. Trash compactors and balers are a great strategy for waste management that can be used in most industries for many different types of waste. Not to mention, they can save you heaps of time, money and energy.

4. Construction

Did you know that the construction industry is the top waste-producing industry in the country? Whether it’s land-clearing, demolition, carpentry or painting, there are tons of different types of waste coming from construction sites. These may include asphalt waste, used oil, acetone, adhesives, treated wood or wastewater, just to name a few.

Many materials like wood, metal, drywall and concrete can typically be recycled. The high volumes of cardboard, paper and plastic waste on a jobsite can be compacted and baled to reduce the volume of waste that ends up in landfills.

5. Government

You might not immediately think of the government as a big waste generator. However, an impressive amount of recyclable materials and dry waste is produced by the government sector. For example, think of all the paper waste associated with government documents. The waste that remains after sorting through any recyclables can benefit from compaction.

Vertical compactors and balers, as well as stationary compactors, are a great way to efficiently manage many types of government and public service waste.