When it comes to compacting food, the types of clients usually looking to buy are those overwhelmed by the amount of waste on their premises which if left unchecked, can contribute to illness, bad odours and overflowing bins. This can extend from coffee shops to restaurants and beyond to festivals where food is thrown away in droves and often hurts the surrounding environment. You may need a compactor that can deal with a high quantity of food and wet waste all whilst eliminating odours that can often permeate from these environments. From an outsider perspective it can seem that a machine that encompasses all these features might be hard to come by, but when it comes to Compact & Bale’s variety of compactors, you can rest assured that we’ve done most of the heavy lifting for you as regards the right one for you.
So which compactor is up to the task? In truth, there are a couple to choose from. For example: the Model APK skip from Ludden & Mennekes, capable of holding 4-5 tonnes of waste and designed with a heavy duty rounded bottom to avoid liquids sitting stagnant throughout extended periods (something that can put potential buyers off is the stagnation of liquid waste which begins to smell badly after a short while). Its fully sealed and heavy-duty rear discharge door ensures no unpleasant odours escape and that no accidents occur in the process of operation, or if unauthorised persons attempted to use it. With its various loading hopper designs, the APK is able to be fed by hand as well as by bin lift and tip skip.
Its robust and tight build mean no cleaning is required at any point in the process; all food waste is fully and discreetly contained.
Ludden & Mennekes’ RPK roro compactor is also adept at containing food waste. This compactor also boasts a rounded bottom and is suitable for food waste, wet waste, and offensive waste. With its fast cycle time of just 35 seconds and a high 37 tonne compaction force, the RPK requires surprisingly little upkeep owing to the elimination of the need to have built-up waste cleaned from behind its pendulum ram or the inspection hatch area. Where this model differs from the APK is in the size: the APK holds up to 5 tonnes of food waste, but the RPK goes above and beyond, typically holding 8-12 tonnes, which could be particularly advantageous if you happen to have enough waste on your premises to fill it.