Recycling is a must if you care about the environment. Recycling not only helps conserve natural resources, but it also keeps garbage truck routes to a minimum. That means less pollution emitted into the atmosphere and fewer carbon emissions.
But how can you make sure your trash ends up at a recycling center, rather than the landfill? To be honest, a lot of people can’t. How do you find out where to recycle plastic, metal or glass? Even if you do know that a particular type of item can be recycled, how do you get it there?
Compactor is designed to simplify the whole process. It helps you easily find out if an item is recyclable and directs you to the nearest locations where recycling centers exist. That means less time spent looking for recycling centers and more time spent doing useful things.
The Compactor helps with the recycling process by sorting recyclables and chopping them up so that they fill more space.
The Compactor is a machine that, like many other recycling processes, helps sort items and chops them up so that they fill more space. It does this by running over recyclables three times with powerful blades that crush cardboard and scrap metal. This enables the machine to produce paper or other bits from the mixed-up scraps at roughly a rate of 18 pounds per hour (6kg).
The Following Steps Explain the Recycling Process:
1. The Compactor chews the material into small pieces.
2. The machine spits out 3-inch (7cm) scraps of metal onto a conveyor belt that takes it to a baler, where it is compressed into a long bale of metal.
3. The scraps of cardboard are separated from the other items, and then they go to a baler that compresses it into a long bale.
4. Next, several pieces of cardboard are fed into the machine’s mouth at once. This is called “double-stacking,” which allows for more output per hour.
5. The machine spits out small pieces of cardboard onto a conveyor belt that takes it out to trucks to be taken away for recycling on a large scale.
6. The machine spits out larger pieces of cardboard onto a conveyor belt that takes it to the baler, which compresses it into a long bale for recycling on a large scale.
7. The Compactor swallows any other recyclables that remain on the conveyor belt, and then chews them up into smaller pieces to be taken out of the machine on another conveyor belt.
8. All the smaller scraps go to a baler, which compresses them into a long bale for recycling on a large scale.
9. The remaining paper and cardboard leftover from the recyclables goes into either trucks that take it away for recycling on a large scale or onto other machines to be recycled for further use.
What’s the Difference between a Compactor and a Baler?
A compactor is a machine that crushes garbage and recyclable waste into smaller and smaller pieces. A baler, on the other hand, is a machine that spins trash in order to remove or compress air from inside of it (in the case of plastic), allowing it to be put into more compact containers (such as drums), or sifted into different materials. Compaction machines are typically made up of a rotating drum with knives moving around the inner surface in order to cut whatever’s inside. One of the downsides to a compactor is that it’s generally more difficult to retrieve items once they’re inside the machine, as opposed to a baler where bags are most often removed intact. When compactors break down, they can be quite dangerous to work on due to flying debris. Balers, on the other hand, are typically cheaper to operate and thus allow a larger volume of garbage to be compacted in shorter periods of time.
The differences between these two types of machines are primarily due to the methods through which they both accomplish their tasks. Because balers can be made up of a single piece that houses several compartments (or bins), it’s usually more difficult for a person to access and retrieve items once they are inside. Compaction machines, on the other hand, are made up of a rotating drum that cuts whatever’s inside. Because of its stationary nature, it’s much easier for trash pickers to access items that have fallen inside of it.
While a compactor will usually compact and cut everything in its path, a baler will typically only compress certain items while leaving others alone. The typical process for using a baler is as follows: A person places recyclable materials into an opening on the top or side of the machine. The machine then captures the material and puts it into a compartment where it is spun, causing air to be removed. The all-metal compartments are then compressed with hydraulic pressure until they’re small enough to either fit into a drum or be picked up manually.
Baling machines can also be used to compress recyclable plastic, such as PET plastic bottles and containers. Typically, however, these items will only be bald if the recycling facility has brought along a baler for that specific purpose.
These machines are most often used by recycling facilities that accept a large amount of recyclable materials in a short period of time.