If you have ever had a compactor dumping route, you know you are always trying to stretch out the time between hauls. You just continue to let your customers pack more and more waste inside, hoping to save money and time by shaving off a couple of extra hauls. Overloading your waste compactor box is not recommended. The money you think you are saving may cost you more in repairs and potential D.O.T. fines. Here are some reasons why:
- Overloading your waste compactor can cause early wear and tear to the waste compactor’s components and cause it to operate less efficient. You may have to pay a company to repair the waste compactor’s components.
- Forcing too much waste into your compactor receiver box may cause your compactor receiver box to burst at the weld seams. You may have to hire a welder to repair the compactor receiver box.
- Putting too much solid waste in your compactor receiver box may put your roll-off truck over-weight when it is time to haul from the customer site to the dump. You may end up with costly fines issued by the Department of Transportation.
You can avoid costly repairs and fines, not to mention the time required to keep your waste compactor equipment in top working order by following the manufacturer’s recommended operating instructions. What you think you are saving in fewer hauls to the dump may cost you more in repairs and fines, not to mention the potential of an unhappy customer.