Industry & Production - Chicago Coding
6-yard dumpster replaced by X10 HD baler to reduce non-recyclables
Chicago Coding Systems is specialized in the supply of products and services needed by the printing, labeling and coding companies. When CCS installed a small vertical X10 HD baler, they cut their waste handling costs to the half.
Old solution was expensive
CCS until recently had two 6-yard dumpsters that were used for mixed waste. About 50% of the generated waste is cardboard, 10% is soft plastic, 30% is adhesive material that is hard to recycle (can be used for incineration because of the high burn value) and the remaining 10% is mixed garbage. The monthly hauling costs were in excess of 450 USD.
“It was a relatively simple decision”
Once Rob Wienhoff, Vice President of CCS, was introduced to the concept of baling and the simplicity of the Bramidan X10 HD, he quickly started calculating the rate of ROI. Being used to calculate ROIs of equipment, it was simple to compare the waste costs with the monthly rate for the equipment purchase.
Even without including the reduction in time spent breaking down cardboard boxes, and walking to the outdoor dumpster – or even the revenue generated from selling the cardboard bales to a local recycling company – the rate of return was less than 30 months. If all factors were included, the rate of return was less than 20 months – a no brainer.
Now, the 200 lbs bales are stored in the back of the warehouse, and every time CCS has 10-15 bales, they call a local hauler, who stops by and picks them up. The more bales they can store before calling, the higher price they get.
Bramidan X10 HD – simple to install
The machine was ordered on Tuesday and was up and running Thursday afternoon thanks to Bramidan’s distributor in the Midwest, SC Environmental, who sold and installed the machine. SC Environmental’s service technician, Sean Murphy, installed the machine in less than two hours, including giving the staff training on how to operate the baler.
“The machine was delivered and it was simple to just move it into place with a regular pallet jack. We changed the motor setting to 208 volt, and because of the low profile, cross-cylinder design, we didn’t even have to raise the cylinder. It was a very simple install”, adds Sean.
The rate of return was less than 30 months. If all factors were included, the rate of return was less than 20 months – a no brainer.
— Rob Weinhoff, Vice President, Chicago Coding Systems