Did you know it's estimated that hospitals produce 33.8 pounds of waste a day per staffed bed*? With over 900,000 staffed beds in the U.S., that's over 5.9 million tons of waste a year. That's a whole lot of garbage to deal with.
When it comes to disposing waste, hospitals face their own specific challenges. While hospitals still produce the same types of garbage as the rest of America, they also have to safely dispose of infectious waste, hazardous chemicals, electronics, and sharps. And they need to do it all in a way that is safe and sanitary.
What Makes Hospital Compactors Different?
The Sani-Tech Systems' auger compactors have a unique design that is both efficient and cost effective. With one motion, our compactors crush and compact waste, reducing size five times faster than traditional hydraulic compactors. This means less hauls, less fuel, and more savings.
The ST 1540/30 and ST 1540/30IN auger compactors have high-density bins that handle a steady stream of trash, waste, and recyclables. With a longer and stronger auger shaft and heavier gearbox and bearings, there's nothing these bins can't handle.
The ST 1046/36 is designed for hospital recycling of cardboard and bulky material compacting. With bin sizes ranging from 15 - 28 feet and a capacity ranging from 4,100 - 7,200 pounds, Sani-Tech System's bins suit any hospital's needs.
With auger compactors from Sani-Tech Systems, hospitals can experience the following benefits:
- Reduced collection costs
- Reduced maintenance fees
- Reduced fuel costs
- No wind-blown debris
- Odor control
- Reduced scavengers/insects
- And more
Don't just take our word for it, see what Seattle Children's Hospital had to say about compactors from Sani-Tech.
Environmentally Friendly Compactors
Your hospitals carbon footprint is reduced when using a Sani-Tech auger compactor. Our all-electric rotary drive eliminates the use of hydraulic fluid, along with the risk of contamination, line breaks, leaks and filters. Our all electric approach means your machines produce zero emissions and run quietly. This ensures your patients, staff, and communities near the hospital are not disturbed.
Want to Learn More?
Need an auger compactor for your hospital? call us at 800-467-7336 or fill out our contact form. Built 100% in the USA, Sani-Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality compactors available with the best service possible to our dealers and end users.
* stats from https://practicegreenhealth.org/topics/waste