Waste Handling Equipment & Products
From office waste bins and protective gloves to large scale equipment such as roll on roll off containers and industrial sorting conveyor belts, the range of waste handling equipment and products is surprisingly large.
Whether you are battling with general waste management or looking for appropriate solutions for handling hazardous waste, the equipment sector has seen a substantial growth in the last couple of decades.
The range and types of product on the market nowadays means that there are small and large bins for homes and offices as well as specialist containers for clinical and hazardous waste. These are usually made from hardened plastic and, in the case of clinical waste, may have a double layer to prevent contamination and guard against leaks.
Standard waste bins range from the ones you find in an office to the large collection wheelie bins that many businesses have stored externally. These can be used to hold paper and plastic waste as well as specialist waste such as WEEE.
Find out more about general waste equipment.
Specialist Waste Bins
Organisations including GP practices, health care environments such as hospitals, and research facilities including drug development companies have a duty of care under law to protect people from any potentially hazardous waste and store it safely. This can include sharps bins for items like scalpels and needles, secure containers for biological waste and denaturing kits for drugs and spillages. Not only do these waste bin containers have to stop cross contamination they also need to be tamper proof.
Find out more about clinical waste equipment.
One big area of recycling and waste management in the last few years has been seen in the development of composting bins. Turning your household or office waste into something useful has become part of general waste handling for many people. It’s a simple way to turn food and garden waste into valuable fertilizer that can be broken down and then spread on the garden. Many councils now run their own composting facility which operate on large scales, supplying compost to businesses in the surrounding area, making additional money for the local authority.
Compost bins vary in size from small wormeries to large open boxes that can handle a significant amount of garden waste. More often nowadays, towns and cities, as well as farms, are starting to use processes such as anaerobic digestion to not only produce fertilizer but create valuable heat and electricity too.
There are a range of paper shredders available on the market nowadays depending on what your requirements are. The standard type is the machine that cuts paper into strips as is suitable for most home users. With the increased emphasis put on many businesses to protect data and dispose of confidential waste securely, machines that cross cut or produce small confetti type material are more in demand. On an industrial scale, mostly for waste paper handling facilities, there are various machines used to grind, rip and disintegrate large quantities of paper and card.
Find out more about confidential waste equipment.
Most of us are familiar with skip hire and it’s rare not to see one at the roadside somewhere when we are heading to work. Skip hire is generally used for building and construction waste but can actually be used for any household or office jobs including clearing out furniture and old office equipment.
Find out more about skip hire in your local area.
Roll On Roll Off Containers
Roll on roll off containers are essentially large scale skips that are often used on construction sites or at waste management facilities where huge amounts of waste materials of different types need to be managed. These can either be low top open containers or closed and sealed to provide more security. Newer roll on roll off containers on the market also have compacting devices built in that can be used for handling garden and paper waste.
Find out more about roll on roll off containers.
Waste Balers and Compactors
At waste handling facilities you will find machinery including balers and compactors that reduce or package waste such as paper, card or plastics so that they can be stored or transported more easily. This is usually the first step in treatment before bales are sent to recycling plants to made into new products.
Shredders, Raspers and Granulators
Other ways that facilities handle waste are to employ shredders, raspers and granulators which, used in conjunction can gradually reduce something like WEEE or complex waste to small particles that can then be sorted and separated into metals, plastic and glass for future recycling.
Waste separators basically use a conveyor belt to gradually sort out different recyclable components. This could include magnets to attract metals or water to separate materials such as plastics. This is more often done through mechanical processes but can also be done by trained recyclers working on the conveyor belt.
If your business handles hazardous waste, then protective gear is a must. This can include anything from wearing overall to gloves and protective masks. For dangerous substances such as asbestos, there have to a be a whole range of measures and equipment put in place to make sure there is no cross contamination and no threat to human health.
Find out more about the management of asbestos waste.
Finding Waste Handling Equipment and Products
With the wide range of waste handling equipment and products on the market nowadays it can be hard trying to find the right provider. Whether you want to buy your equipment outright or hire it for a certain time, you can now search our database for suppliers in your area and check out their credentials.