What is Zero Waste?
Today, lots of companies are interested in increasing sustainability and implementing sustainability programs. Some companies are striving for even more, aiming for ‘Zero Waste‘.
PTR’s top of the line balers and compactors can help you achieve your Zero Waste goal by turning what was once considered trash into valuable recycling commodities. Cardboard, paper, plastics, shrink wrap, and aluminum can all be diverted from the landfill, increasing sustainability and creating a new revenue stream. Many baler and compactor models are available. Our customer service representatives are happy to answer all of your questions, so you can be sure you’ll get the one that’s right for you company.
The more organizations embrace Zero Waste and other sustainability policies, the closer we will come to creating a healthier, greener earth for future generations. Now is the time to make these changes and put these sustainability endeavors into action. Your company’s primary goal should be to avoid sending waste to the landfill as completely as possible. From there, you’ll seek to proactively reduce, reuse and recycle any and all waste. When none of these are feasible, donation is another option.
Sustainability can be a challenge for large corporations and small businesses alike, but Zero Waste is a major commitment. It all starts with dedication. Getting management and employees on board is a critical step. You’ll need to create a concise plan of how you are actually going to make it happen, and then see it through each day. It’s not always easy, but the difference you’ll be making will be well worth it.
PTR Baler and Compactor Company is proud to offer waste equipment with full UL approval. UL is a global company who aims to connect people to safer, more sustainable products. From their website www.ul.com:
“UL helps companies demonstrate safety, confirm compliance, enhance sustainability, manage transparency, deliver quality and performance, strengthen security, protect brand reputation, build workplace excellence, and advance societal wellbeing.”
UL recommends that you consider these 3 ‘Steps to Waste Diversion’ before implementing your policy. The first step is ‘Understanding’ current waste streams and what their estimated volumes are. Next, ‘Measuring’. Set your goals and figure out your action plan on how you will eliminate waste going to the landfill. Lastly, ‘Rerouting’. One diversion practice allows you to 1) re-route waste to other facilities that will use it as a raw material 2) send to recycling plant 3) use towards production of energy.
There isn’t one definition of Zero Waste. UL has 3 different classifications:
- 100% landfill diversion *still allows some waste to go to waste-to-energy facilities
- ‘Virtually Zero Waste’ *98% diverted from landfill
- ‘Landfill Diversion’ * at least 80% is diverted from landfill
It’s important to remember, Zero Waste is a journey, not a destination. Any strides towards Zero Waste should be celebrated. For more information on how PTR’s product can help you achieve Zero Waste at your organization, visit PTRco.com
Here’s What NOT to Put in Your PTR Compactor.
There’s so many benefits of a having a PTR compactor in your facility, like the space savings, cost savings, improved safety and productivity, and overall healthier work environment. You’ll want your waste compactor to continue working at the optimal level for years to come. To help ensure this, educate your employees of what is safe to put in the compactor and what is not.
Most waste is safe to throw into your compactor, however, DO NOT dispose of the following items:
Flammable Substances are not safe to place in your PTR compactor. Anything explosive or flammable should be kept far away from your compactor. A fire inside the equipment would be extremely dangerous for nearby employees. This includes aerosol spray cans, as they are under pressure and it’s possible they may explode in the compactor.
Batteries should be disposed of according to recycling standards, and not thrown into your compactor. Batteries have a highly toxic substance in them which would contaminate the other contents of the compactor, making them no longer acceptable for recycling.
Liquids are a no-go in your Stationary Compactor . PTR Self-Contained compactors are equipped to deal with wet-waste, but not Stationary compactors. Disposing of liquids in your stationary compactor can lead to unwanted odors. Organizations like supermarkets, malls, movie theatres, restaurants, hospitals, food processors and retail supercenters who process wet waste will require a Self-Contained compactor. PTR’s innovative Sure-Tite Liquid Retention System is key to preventing leakage. Be sure to discuss with type of compactor is best for your organization with your PTR Customer Service Representative.
It’s wise to train your staff that if they aren’t sure, to air on the side of caution always. Lastly, make sure employees know to never place their hands, arms or other limbs in the compactor, as this is extremely dangerous. If something accidentally falls into the compactor, no one should ever reach in to retrieve it. An appropriate tool should be designated for this.
Questions? Contact PTR Baler and Compactor today.
Certified Technical Service Training
PTR Baler & Compactor offers support for you technical team with training classes. These highly specialized Technical Service Schools are scheduled several times during the year. The next classes are coming up in fall 2018, in September and November.
Instructors have more than 3 decades of industry experience and expert knowledge. Guest speakers will also be in attendance, offering additional specialized instruction. The combined education your technical team will receive will prepare them to handle PTR balers, compactors and all other PTR waste equipment, safely and efficiently. Plenty of hands-on training is included, as well. A variety of topics are included in the curriculum, such as:
- Schematic reading
- Electrical theory
Upon completion of the courses, professionals will receive both a ‘Certificate of Achievement’, and also be registered as a PTR Certified Technician. Four PTR Education credits will also be rewarded to participants. They will also gain access to PTR’s Technical Support Team. This is a huge benefit, as newly certified technicians will have their additional support and expertise in the field.
Participants can look forward to benefits including:
- A complete in-depth understanding of waste reduction equipment and operation
- Knowledge of Electrical and Hydraulic systems
- Basic Reading of Electrical Schematics & Hydraulic Schematics
- Practical training on equipment identification and operation
- Thorough overview of field installation procedures
- Performance of preventative maintenance
- Understanding ANSI safety guidelines
Professionals will attend 2 days of training and be provided all necessary course materials. Continental breakfast and lunch are also provided. To reserve your spot now, download and complete Registration Form by clicking here.
Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
PTR Baler & Compactor Company is proud to manufacture all of our products in the U.S.A. Since the inception of our organization in 1907, we’ve offered the highest quality, safest, built-to-last product possible. We have never wavered in our pledge to keep it all made right here in America. PTR leads the industry in proving that you can produce a superior product while still being profitable and competitive on a global scale. It also allows us to be able to invest more in research and development, brining forth innovative technology that makes our products even better.
This mission is deeply ingrained in every aspect of PTR Baler & Compactor Company, from products to employees, to our community endeavors and beyond. While others took the easier route by outsourcing, we continue to stand our ground and do what’s right. Since all manufacturing is done right here in the U.S., quality control is not a challenge like it is for other companies. We’re also proud to keep jobs here at home.
This Fourth of July, we reflect on all it means to be an American. PTR Baler and Compactor Company is proud to produce an American-manufactured product. We promise to uphold our pledge to keep producing the safest, longest lasting, highest quality, American-made equipment in the industry.
Learn more at ptrco.com/made-in-the-usa/.
Expert Installation & Relocation
PTR Baler & Compactor offers equipment installation, modification and relocation services. Services are done promptly by our expert technicians to ensure proper functioning. This is key in the productivity and longevity of your waste equipment. If your equipment isn’t measuring up, contact PTR for an appointment today. We’ll promptly send our technicians out to evaluate the product. We specialize in offering custom solutions to maximize efficiency and optimal equipment performance.
What makes a ‘PTR Installation’?
• Top quality
• Unmatched Safety Culture
• Expert Technicians
• National Installation & relocation capabilities
• Pre-project survey programs
• Project Management
• Logistics coordination
• Custom engineered solutions
• Removal and disposition of old equipment
• Prompt delivery
• Fully insured
• 24/7 Service Support
PTR will schedule your baler, compactor or other waste equipment installation to fit your individual needs. On a tight time line for a grand opening, or need a system replace quickly? We’ll go above and beyond to get your installation completed.
We also offer relocation services. Our team is capable of moving your waste equipment from coast to coast. You handle the day to day operations of your business, and PTR will coordinate freight, equipment installation and propose the best custom solutions.
What are your objectives? PTR understands every company is different, and therefore requires it’s own unique solutions to give them the best results. We offer a variety of design features that will improve efficiency and durability. For example:
• Walk on Deck
• Walk on Deck full Enclosure
• Deck with Tipper
• Multi Story Chutes
• Baler Installations in basement
• Baler installations via elevator and upper floors
• Conveyor Feeds
If you need a modification or relocation, or have difficulty loading or operating your current equipment, contact PTR today. We’ll schedule an evaluate and offer an expertly crafted solution. Learn more at ptrco.com.
PTR Rebuilt for Success
PTR Rebuilt units are a great, economical option for companies that may not be financially able to purchase brand new waste equipment. What is PTR Rebuilt? They are fully inspected, certified & reconditioned vertical balers, stationary compactors and self-contained compactors.
There’s a lot that sets PTR a cut above the rest. We proudly train the best waste equipment experts and OEM factory trained technicians and meet and exceed OEM quality standards. Additionally, we include a 90 day limited warranty with your equipment purchase.
Not just any unit will qualify for PTR Rebuilt. The baler or compactor must be less than fifteen years old. No structural defects may be present. The unit must then pass a rigorous 52 Point Inspection. OEM standards must be reached in order to be PTR Certified. The thorough reconditioning is performed by PTR’s AWS certified welders, so you can be sure the job is done right. At this point any electrical, mechanical or hydraulic problems discovered are corrected. Then the refurbishing process begins.
-All wear parts are replaced
-Old parts are replaced with OEM certified parts
-Hydraulic oil drained and re-filled
-Moving parts greased
-All surfaces cleaned & freshly painted
-Application of new safety stickers
PTR balers and compactors are equipment that helps your company meet sustainability goals. By recycling your waste handling equipment, you’ll become an even greener company. Your PTR Rebuilt baler or compactor will look and work like new.
Learn more about PTR Certified Pre-Owned waste equipment today, or ask us about our Nationwide Rebuilding Programs. Click here to contact PTR.
Cart Tippers: Safety & Savings
PTR’s key missions are to improve safety, productivity and sustainability in the workplace. From conception to creation, our balers and compactors are created with those ideals in mind and they’re made to last. If you’re looking to reduce the chance of employee injury even further, PTR Cart Dumpers may be the answer.
Your waste handling employees spend a significant amount of time moving waste from collection bins to balers or compactors. This leaves them open to back strain and injury. Injuries cause hardship for the employee and organization alike. They are a drain on productivity and costs. You can help avoid them by utilizing commercial cart tippers. This specialized equipment is created to make moving waste from collection bins into waste removal containers faster, easier and safer. Because the time needed to transfer waste from the collection cart to your waste compactor or dumpster is significantly reduced, you’ll experience a significant cost-savings, as well. Additionally, cart tippers help keep floor space clear.
PTR Cart tippers are simple to install. Plus, our technicians will happily show you and your staff how to properly use all PTR equipment. View our full line of cart tippers, also known as cart dumpers or commercial lifters, online by clicking here. Keep in mind, PTR Cart Tippers are customizable to your companies needs. Let us demonstrate a solution that fits your organizational needs.
The following are examples of markets that have experienced significant benefits from cart tippers:
• Retail Chains
• Distribution Centers
• Property Management Companies
• Government Institutions
• Educational Facilities
All markets would benefit from this equipment. Cart tippers help you save time and money, while reducing potential for work related back injuries. Ready to learn more? Our customer service representatives are available to answer any of your questions. Click here to contact us today.CartDump-Literature
Focused on implementing a zero waste or corporate sustainability policy at your company?
PTR’s balers, compactors, and additional waste equipment products help your organization meet and exceed it’s sustainability goals. We offer a versatile line of products than suit the needs of small or large companies and help you maximize recycling revenue. Our waste equipment allows you to divert cardboard, paper, plastics, shrink wrap and aluminum into recyclable commodities.
Today more than ever, organizations must to be conscious of their landfill contributions and carbon footprint. Effective waste management is a critical step in implementing corporate sustainability practices. Less waste means fewer trucks hauling waste to landfills. Fewer trucks on the road then equates to less dangerous emissions polluting the air. It also results in serious savings for your business since you’ll be paying less transport fees, for example.
PTR equipment is the most efficient, durable, and best quality that exists in the market today. Our balers and compactors minimize the overall amount of waste your company sends to landfill. The bales produced are also an extra revenue stream. Contact our experts to help you choose the model size or piece of equipment that is right for your organization. More importantly, however, your company, employees and the entire community will experience the benefits of reduced waste and a smaller carbon footprint. It’s an organization’s social responsibility to do all they can to contribute to a healthier world. Did you know that recycling 6 aluminum cans equates to 1 hour of running an air conditioner? To see more of what your recyclables mean for energy savings, click here.
If your business produces or serves food, you’re probably dealing with a growing food waste management issue. Landfills in our country are filling up with millions of tons of food waste. This waste emits toxic methane gas, which damages the ozone layer of the atmosphere. It’s imperative for companies to do their part in reducing their overall waste and carbon footprint. Our solution? The Biogreen360 is a completely self-contained automated piece of equipment that essentially liquifies and dries organic waste. The unit is capable of handling up to 1,500 lbs of food waste in 24 hours. The resulting product is a ribbon of material, just 10% of it’s former weight, and it’s 100% compostable. Instead of breaking down and generating methane gas, it will be converted into energy, heat and fertilizer. The BioGreen360 is easy to install, operate and maintain. It’s also safe for your employees to use, as it’s equipped with safety status lights, alarms and interlocks.
PTR Rebuilt equipment is another great option for many companies. We’re able to recondition our equipment to extend it’s life. In terms of sustainability, the more durable and long-lasting your waste equipment, the better. Now, with the addition of our 50th anniversary option- the Quiet Pump Power Unit – our balers are quieter than ever before. How does this relate to sustainability? Since there will be less back room noise, you can utilize space in the same facility for customer areas, therefore reducing your overall footprint.
Our mission as a company is to help businesses reduce waste and create a healthier internal and external environment. Ready to learn more? Contact us today.
A Quieter, Safer Baler: PTR’s New Quiet Pump
Introducing our 50th anniversary option, the Quiet Pump Power Unit.
PTR Baler & Compactor Company continues to innovate and lead the industry with the new Quiet Pump Power Unit. The Quiet Pump can be retrofitted to existing units as a kit and can also be used on compactors. This innovation means major strides in safety, productivity and cost-savings. We’re exited to share some of the exponential benefits of this technology.
The Quiet Pump vastly reduces noise level in the warehouse, which improves workplace safety in a number of different ways. The noise reduction is much less damaging to employee’s hearing. Our Quiet Pump operates at around 60 dB. To give you an idea of what 60 dB sounds like, here’s a few things to compare it to:
-average conversation 60 dB
-vacuum cleaner 70 dB
-garbage disposal 80 dB
-food blender 88 dB
-thunder 120 dB
-bulldozer 85 dB
Another huge benefit is that the Quiet Pump helps employees to be more alert of what’s happening in the warehouse. It allows them to hear other, more dangerous sounds. For example, say a fork lift is in use. Other loud equipment operating simultaneously may impair their ability to be alert to the forklift.
As many companies begin to lessen their footprint and downsize their facilities, customer areas may be just outside the warehouse. Therefore, they’ll be exposed to back room noise. To keep things quieter out front, you’ll want to keep noise levels down in the back. The Quiet Pump will play a critical role in this.
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PTR Baler and Compactor Company offers a separate website to handle all of your parts needs. Parts.ptrco.com is an extensive website dedicated solely to parts. PTR Parts provides quality OEM parts to other service providers who maintain and repair their own equipment.
PTR is the industry leader for quality products, parts and service. All parts are OEM Certified to insure that you receive the correct part for your PTR manufactured equipment. OEM baler and compactor repair parts are UL listed for use on PTR manufactured equipment. Using quality replacement parts like Square D, Cutler Hammer, Baldor and Idec helps to insure that your machine will experience uninterrupted service. What’s more, all baler and compactor parts are backed by our one year replacement warranty.
The site is easy to navigate and user friendly. You can view by type – electrical, hydraulics, mechanical and decals. Or, you can browse by product: balers, compactors, cart tippers, docks and doors and bailing wire. There’s also a wide assortment of protective gear available on the site.
Because we are a manufacturer, PTR maintains a large stock of parts in our distribution warehouse. We buy in bulk, giving us a considerable purchasing discount. We’re then able to pass this savings on to our customers.
Shipping on all orders is fast, because we know you need the right part for the job as quickly as possible. Create an account so you can view current order statuses, build a wish list, and manage returns. To stay up to date on all parts offers and features, be sure to join our Parts Mailing List.
Right now, our featured products include products like a hydraulic pump, hydraulic cylinder and a relief valve cartridge. Visit parts.ptrco.com to see all featured parts, as well as our entire selection.