Most of the waste equipment that processes materials at MRFs and sorting facilities is more or less permanent. Compactors, balers, shredders, conveyors, ballistic separators, optical sorters: The entire processing line must be fixed in place.
For manufacturers, compliance with California Proposition 65 can be a frustrating and confusing process. The law requires businesses to clearly identify consumer products that contain chemicals “known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.” Typically, this means affixing an appropriate warning label to the product in question.
Waste management is a constant, no matter what type of facility you work in. But not all trash cans are suitable for every application; a good industrial trash can will be very different than a desk-side waste-paper basket.
Waste haulers may ultimately handle recycling and landfill materials, but industrial facilities still need plenty of their own professional waste equipment to collect and store materials until the hauler can cart it away. Every industrial facility needs the following pieces of waste equipment:
Solus Group, a leading online provider of Bin Dumpers and other material handling equipment, has announced a cost-saving total solution for handling waste across large areas, including facilities, parks, event spaces, and more. Typically, companies must hire a large team to collect and consolidate waste. With Solus Group’s turnkey solution, users can cut staffing needs down to a single operator, save on collection costs, and boost efficiency for crucial waste-handling tasks — all while improving safety.
Most logistics professionals have some familiarity with Gaylord boxes, a type of cardboard box designed for cross-country shipping. They’re sturdy, inexpensive, and versatile, and while they have some disadvantages — they’re not intended for shipping extremely heavy products, and typically, they can only be used once before being recycled — they’re a mainstay of the industry.
Every year, the Solid Waste Association of North America hosts SWANApalooza, an epic “technical conference” (read: trade show) that puts waste-handling technology at center stage. Materials management professionals from around the world will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, between March 23 and 26 for SWANApalooza 2020 to practice just what the show’s theme suggests: “Connecting Our Resources.”
Warehouse operators who specialize in full pallet in/full pallet out workflows avoid some of the OSHA violations that tend to trouble traditional distribution centers. The risks simply aren’t the same as in a traditional warehouse.
Personal protective equipment varies from task to task, but forklift battery PPE should remain standardized across facilities. That’s because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides clear rules on the protective equipment that anyone working in the battery room should wear.