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How Scrap Hoppers Can Be Good For the Environment

Proper waste management, segregation, and disposal applies is crucial to all industries. Companies that commit a solid waste management plan not only help the environment but also reap the many benefits of keeping their scrap materials and recyclables orderly. Having a good set of scrap hoppers can improve your waste management system and enable you to segregate different types of waste material, scraps, and recyclables from one another. This way, you can easily identify which items to keep, which ones to recycle, and which ones to permanently dispose of.

Scrap hoppers can keep things organized when segregating non-recyclables from recyclables. A durable self-dumping hopper with a capacity of 2,000 lbs. to 4,000 lbs. is just right for light duty loads like lightweight recycling materials, aluminum cans, plastics, and paper. A scrap hopper with a continuously welded body that is made with 12 and 1 gauge carbon steel can handle construction debris, metal turnings, and wood, too. High-quality scrap hoppers come with a lightweight plastic lid to keep the materials dry, minimize odor, and control pests.

Dumping your trash and recyclables in plastic trash bags will only cause you to waste money. Rather than constantly buying trash bags—which are not as versatile and as durable as steel hoppers—you can save money with a one or two-cubic yard scrap hopper that you can reuse for other materials. This way, you can reduce your waste disposal problems and help minimize your contribution to landfills. Moreover, you do not have to worry about the plastic breaking because it cannot handle the weight of all the items inside.

High-quality refuse and recycling self-dumping hoppers have an exclusive extruded and pierced trunnion track with tapered pins for superior wear resistance. Some scrap hoppers are made of 3/16” and 12-gauge carbon steel that can stand up to any type of recycling products or trash. Scrap hoppers can keep the trash where it is supposed to be, so you do not have to worry about it affecting your health and the quality of your surroundings. They can also be beneficial in handling certain types of waste that can emit unpleasant fumes or leak.

Reputable manufacturers of scrap hoppers can modify their products in colors that represent your company or business. This way, the hoppers can be aesthetically pleasing when placed outside your building, and you can have a more organized look when segregating your trash and recyclables. High-quality scrap hoppers can increase productivity, minimize operation costs, and increase the safety of your materials handling system.

About the Author:

This article is written by Mike Genter, who is associated with Roura Material Handling. Roura Material Handling produces a large variety of self dumping hoppers including durable hoppers, rugged hoppers, ultimate hoppers, behemoth hoppers as well as custom and specialty dumping hoppers for both commercial and industrial use.