Anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen?

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex

路路路

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No trash compactor, but we did implement some composting measures for food waste & coffee grounds. Can be pretty simple and effective when coupled with solid recycling program, but we have the luxury of being in a small town with a compost pile (and vermicomposting capabilities) a few minutes away. May not be as feasible in urban Philly.

Joel

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On Feb 23, 2015 1:52 PM, 鈥淎lex Hillman鈥 [email protected] wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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On Feb 23, 2015, 7:03:50 PM, Joel Bennett [email protected] wrote:


No trash compactor, but we did implement some composting measures for food waste & coffee grounds. Can be pretty simple and effective when coupled with solid recycling program, but we have the luxury of being in a small town with a compost pile (and vermicomposting capabilities) a few minutes away. May not be as feasible in urban Philly.

Joel

On Feb 23, 2015 1:52 PM, 鈥淎lex Hillman鈥 [email protected] wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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Oh yeah we already have a composting service! They haul away a few buckets per week but we鈥檙e dealing with a LOT more non compostable trash than that :slight_smile:


Hi Alex,

Knowing you, I鈥檓 sure you鈥檝e explored this option, but have you looked at reducing the source of the trash? You mentioned a lot of food-related events as contributing to the situation. Any possibility of using plates/cups you can run through a dishwasher instead of using disposables? Granted, if you have 100+ attendees, it may not be feasible to have that many conventional plates on hand, let alone running 3-4 dishwasher loads to get them all clean. We picked up used Corelle plates at Goodwill; light, nonbreakable, consistent sizes.

I鈥檓 always amazed at the amount of food-related trash generated by an all-day 12 person meeting. Places like Panera that provide catering via individually boxed lunches and include cups, plates and plasticware, then the organizers that bring a case of bottled water on top of this. We鈥檝e had a few events where it finally registered with the organizers that we鈥檒l provide cups, plates, silverware and filtered water as well as coffee & tea and it really cut down on the trash.

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No trash compactor, but we did implement some composting measures for food waste & coffee grounds. Can be pretty simple and effective when coupled with solid recycling program, but we have the luxury of being in a small town with a compost pile (and vermicomposting capabilities) a few minutes away. May not be as feasible in urban Philly.

Joel

On Feb 23, 2015 1:52 PM, 鈥淎lex Hillman鈥 [email protected] wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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Oh yeah we already have a composting service! They haul away a few buckets per week but we鈥檙e dealing with a LOT more non compostable trash than that :slight_smile:


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We鈥檝e done quite a bit to reduce trash and improve our recycling in general. Dumpster service isn鈥檛 a very good option for us (mostly an issue with building configuration vs. the service itself). I鈥檓 still very open to other options, but it wasn鈥檛 until I started pursuing compactors how little information I could find!

-Alex

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On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Oh yeah we already have a composting service! They haul away a few buckets per week but we鈥檙e dealing with a LOT more non compostable trash than that :slight_smile:


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On Feb 23, 2015, 7:03:50 PM, Joel Bennett [email protected] wrote:


No trash compactor, but we did implement some composting measures for food waste & coffee grounds. Can be pretty simple and effective when coupled with solid recycling program, but we have the luxury of being in a small town with a compost pile (and vermicomposting capabilities) a few minutes away. May not be as feasible in urban Philly.

Joel

On Feb 23, 2015 1:52 PM, 鈥淎lex Hillman鈥 [email protected] wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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We don鈥檛 do this, but some venues ask that you take your trash with you. They provide the containers and good bags but any food or garbage waste leaves when they do.

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On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Oh yeah we already have a composting service! They haul away a few buckets per week but we鈥檙e dealing with a LOT more non compostable trash than that :slight_smile:


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On Feb 23, 2015, 7:03:50 PM, Joel Bennett [email protected] wrote:


No trash compactor, but we did implement some composting measures for food waste & coffee grounds. Can be pretty simple and effective when coupled with solid recycling program, but we have the luxury of being in a small town with a compost pile (and vermicomposting capabilities) a few minutes away. May not be as feasible in urban Philly.

Joel

On Feb 23, 2015 1:52 PM, 鈥淎lex Hillman鈥 [email protected] wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Oh yeah we already have a composting service! They haul away a few buckets per week but we鈥檙e dealing with a LOT more non compostable trash than that :slight_smile:


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On Feb 23, 2015, 7:03:50 PM, Joel Bennett [email protected] wrote:


No trash compactor, but we did implement some composting measures for food waste & coffee grounds. Can be pretty simple and effective when coupled with solid recycling program, but we have the luxury of being in a small town with a compost pile (and vermicomposting capabilities) a few minutes away. May not be as feasible in urban Philly.

Joel

On Feb 23, 2015 1:52 PM, 鈥淎lex Hillman鈥 [email protected] wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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Alex,
This issue is RIPE for your community to Indyhallify it! If you can name a goddamn street and start a farmer鈥檚 market then the community can most certainly figure out how to reduce its trash. It鈥檒l likely take some work in mind-shifting around what鈥檚 okay to bring into the space.

First, what composes the bulk of your non recyclable, non compostable waste? Is it throw-away coffee cups that members are bringing in from their morning commutes? Is it plastic wrap or ziploc bags or what?? Find the source of the trash, then reorient as a community :slight_smile: Hell, I might even go so far as to collect a week鈥檚 worth of trash and put it in the lobby.

I believe in you all.

Angel

路路路

On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:52:22 PM UTC-7, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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I love all of these creative and community oriented solutions to reduce trash - and we鈥檝e done them! Hopefully this thread proves useful for future folks searching for this issue.

Even up until this point, we鈥檝e had members contributing to the research on trash compactors. :slight_smile: The issue - and why I鈥檓 asking here instead of our members - is that so far we haven鈥檛 find any reviews or reports on how the compactors we鈥檝e found hold up to higher volume usage.

We鈥檙e at the point where we have a completely reasonable amount of trash being generated for 100+ people in the space daily. I鈥檓 just looking to reduce the amount of space it takes up until it鈥檚 removed.

-Alex

路路路

Alex,
This issue is RIPE for your community to Indyhallify it! If you can name a goddamn street and start a farmer鈥檚 market then the community can most certainly figure out how to reduce its trash. It鈥檒l likely take some work in mind-shifting around what鈥檚 okay to bring into the space.

First, what composes the bulk of your non recyclable, non compostable waste? Is it throw-away coffee cups that members are bringing in from their morning commutes? Is it plastic wrap or ziploc bags or what?? Find the source of the trash, then reorient as a community :slight_smile: Hell, I might even go so far as to collect a week鈥檚 worth of trash and put it in the lobby.

I believe in you all.

Angel

On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:52:22 PM UTC-7, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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Nothing brings people closer together than a community trash bonfire. :slight_smile:

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On Feb 24, 2015 8:14 AM, 鈥淎lex Hillman鈥 [email protected] wrote:

I love all of these creative and community oriented solutions to reduce trash - and we鈥檝e done them! Hopefully this thread proves useful for future folks searching for this issue.

Even up until this point, we鈥檝e had members contributing to the research on trash compactors. :slight_smile: The issue - and why I鈥檓 asking here instead of our members - is that so far we haven鈥檛 find any reviews or reports on how the compactors we鈥檝e found hold up to higher volume usage.

We鈥檙e at the point where we have a completely reasonable amount of trash being generated for 100+ people in the space daily. I鈥檓 just looking to reduce the amount of space it takes up until it鈥檚 removed.

-Alex


Alex,
This issue is RIPE for your community to Indyhallify it! If you can name a goddamn street and start a farmer鈥檚 market then the community can most certainly figure out how to reduce its trash. It鈥檒l likely take some work in mind-shifting around what鈥檚 okay to bring into the space.

First, what composes the bulk of your non recyclable, non compostable waste? Is it throw-away coffee cups that members are bringing in from their morning commutes? Is it plastic wrap or ziploc bags or what?? Find the source of the trash, then reorient as a community :slight_smile: Hell, I might even go so far as to collect a week鈥檚 worth of trash and put it in the lobby.

I believe in you all.

Angel

On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:52:22 PM UTC-7, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:52:22 PM UTC-7, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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Two thoughts:

1 Searsoutlet.com

We just upgraded our dishwasher from the local searsoutlet store. I found a new-ish model for something in between a new model price and a craigslist find price, and they delivered and installed. There was a local outlet store where I could pick out the exact item I wanted.
http://www.searsoutlet.com/

Your post made me curious and I did a search and they have a few for sale. They have one called 鈥淭he Gladiator鈥 that sounds like it might also be a culture-fit for IndyHall鈥 :wink:

  1. Restaurant supply stores/food industry folks in general

Ask a few restaurant owners in your neighborhood. They might have some suggestions.

Robert

Bull City Coworking

Durham

路路路

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:15:00 AM UTC-5, Alex Hillman wrote:

I love all of these creative and community oriented solutions to reduce trash - and we鈥檝e done them! Hopefully this thread proves useful for future folks searching for this issue.

Even up until this point, we鈥檝e had members contributing to the research on trash compactors. :slight_smile: The issue - and why I鈥檓 asking here instead of our members - is that so far we haven鈥檛 find any reviews or reports on how the compactors we鈥檝e found hold up to higher volume usage.

We鈥檙e at the point where we have a completely reasonable amount of trash being generated for 100+ people in the space daily. I鈥檓 just looking to reduce the amount of space it takes up until it鈥檚 removed.

-Alex


Alex,
This issue is RIPE for your community to Indyhallify it! If you can name a goddamn street and start a farmer鈥檚 market then the community can most certainly figure out how to reduce its trash. It鈥檒l likely take some work in mind-shifting around what鈥檚 okay to bring into the space.

First, what composes the bulk of your non recyclable, non compostable waste? Is it throw-away coffee cups that members are bringing in from their morning commutes? Is it plastic wrap or ziploc bags or what?? Find the source of the trash, then reorient as a community :slight_smile: Hell, I might even go so far as to collect a week鈥檚 worth of trash and put it in the lobby.

I believe in you all.

Angel

On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:52:22 PM UTC-7, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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Thank you Robert, for saving my relationship! :wink:

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On Feb 24, 2015, 5:47:30 PM, Robert Petrusz [email protected] wrote:


Two thoughts:

1 Searsoutlet.com

We just upgraded our dishwasher from the local searsoutlet store. I found a new-ish model for something in between a new model price and a craigslist find price, and they delivered and installed. There was a local outlet store where I could pick out the exact item I wanted.
http://www.searsoutlet.com/

Your post made me curious and I did a search and they have a few for sale. They have one called 鈥淭he Gladiator鈥 that sounds like it might also be a culture-fit for IndyHall鈥 :wink:

  1. Restaurant supply stores/food industry folks in general

Ask a few restaurant owners in your neighborhood. They might have some suggestions.

Robert

Bull City Coworking

Durham

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:15:00 AM UTC-5, Alex Hillman wrote:

I love all of these creative and community oriented solutions to reduce trash - and we鈥檝e done them! Hopefully this thread proves useful for future folks searching for this issue.

Even up until this point, we鈥檝e had members contributing to the research on trash compactors. :slight_smile: The issue - and why I鈥檓 asking here instead of our members - is that so far we haven鈥檛 find any reviews or reports on how the compactors we鈥檝e found hold up to higher volume usage.

We鈥檙e at the point where we have a completely reasonable amount of trash being generated for 100+ people in the space daily. I鈥檓 just looking to reduce the amount of space it takes up until it鈥檚 removed.

-Alex


Alex,
This issue is RIPE for your community to Indyhallify it! If you can name a goddamn street and start a farmer鈥檚 market then the community can most certainly figure out how to reduce its trash. It鈥檒l likely take some work in mind-shifting around what鈥檚 okay to bring into the space.

First, what composes the bulk of your non recyclable, non compostable waste? Is it throw-away coffee cups that members are bringing in from their morning commutes? Is it plastic wrap or ziploc bags or what?? Find the source of the trash, then reorient as a community :slight_smile: Hell, I might even go so far as to collect a week鈥檚 worth of trash and put it in the lobby.

I believe in you all.

Angel

On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:52:22 PM UTC-7, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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Duh. My girlfriend works in the restaurant industry. I should鈥檝e thought to ask her sooner.

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On Feb 24, 2015, 6:23:19 PM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:


Duh. My girlfriend works in the restaurant industry. I should鈥檝e thought to ask her sooner.

Thank you Robert, for saving my relationship! :wink:


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On Feb 24, 2015, 5:47:30 PM, Robert Petrusz [email protected] wrote:


Two thoughts:

1 Searsoutlet.com

We just upgraded our dishwasher from the local searsoutlet store. I found a new-ish model for something in between a new model price and a craigslist find price, and they delivered and installed. There was a local outlet store where I could pick out the exact item I wanted.
http://www.searsoutlet.com/

Your post made me curious and I did a search and they have a few for sale. They have one called 鈥淭he Gladiator鈥 that sounds like it might also be a culture-fit for IndyHall鈥 :wink:

  1. Restaurant supply stores/food industry folks in general

Ask a few restaurant owners in your neighborhood. They might have some suggestions.

Robert

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Durham

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:15:00 AM UTC-5, Alex Hillman wrote:

I love all of these creative and community oriented solutions to reduce trash - and we鈥檝e done them! Hopefully this thread proves useful for future folks searching for this issue.

Even up until this point, we鈥檝e had members contributing to the research on trash compactors. :slight_smile: The issue - and why I鈥檓 asking here instead of our members - is that so far we haven鈥檛 find any reviews or reports on how the compactors we鈥檝e found hold up to higher volume usage.

We鈥檙e at the point where we have a completely reasonable amount of trash being generated for 100+ people in the space daily. I鈥檓 just looking to reduce the amount of space it takes up until it鈥檚 removed.

-Alex


Alex,
This issue is RIPE for your community to Indyhallify it! If you can name a goddamn street and start a farmer鈥檚 market then the community can most certainly figure out how to reduce its trash. It鈥檒l likely take some work in mind-shifting around what鈥檚 okay to bring into the space.

First, what composes the bulk of your non recyclable, non compostable waste? Is it throw-away coffee cups that members are bringing in from their morning commutes? Is it plastic wrap or ziploc bags or what?? Find the source of the trash, then reorient as a community :slight_smile: Hell, I might even go so far as to collect a week鈥檚 worth of trash and put it in the lobby.

I believe in you all.

Angel

On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:52:22 PM UTC-7, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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BTW as I hit send on that last email I realized the tone might鈥檝e seemed cheeky - it was 100% genuine. I truly, completely forgot to ask her for advice on commercial kitchen trash compactors, kitchen equipment in general.


How much space do you have?

You can get a compactor or a crusher, and the industrial ones can be located inside or outside. But those commercial ones are pretty big. Not to mention ugly. And there is a reason they are run at night; they do make noise.

But the smart-packs, which are the ones fitted into garbage cans, you se them sometimes in fast food restaurants or airports or even in parks, are pretty nifty. And the sound makes people want to use them more. 鈥淒o it again!, yay!鈥 lol. But I have no idea what they cost. A secondhand restaurant supply might be a good place to start.

FOOD COURT COMPACTORS that鈥檚 brilliant. Requested info, I鈥檒l share pricing back here when I have it. :slight_smile: thanks Jeannine.

At Atlanta Hartsfield they used to say 鈥淭hank you鈥 when you put your trash in, whihc made all the kids run around looking for trash so the garbage can would talk to them.

I now wonder, what will you program yours to say? :slight_smile:

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On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3:30:09 PM UTC+1, Alex Hillman wrote:

FOOD COURT COMPACTORS that鈥檚 brilliant. Requested info, I鈥檒l share pricing back here when I have it. :slight_smile: thanks Jeannine.

In Rennes (France) we opted for glass carafes for water and reusable plastic cups such as the ones you find in music festivals (+ it鈥檚 a great marketing medium - you can print on it)

We also have a can crusher that allowed us to reduce consequently the volume in our trashbags while recycling (aluminum is very easy to recycle). So we have
a can trash and ask people to crunch their cans first.

For big events, we have a policy with some catering companies: we ask them to take back the trash with them. (not all of them, most don鈥檛 want to comply)

advantages :

  • you don鈥檛 have to pack your own bins
  • they are generally equiped and able to recycle (we aren鈥檛)
  • they realize how much people waste and can adjust quantities for the next time

Thanks for your own tips!
Karine

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Le lundi 23 f茅vrier 2015 20:52:22 UTC+1, Alex Hillman a 茅crit :

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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Dying of curiosity how this came out. :slight_smile: Updates?

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On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:52:22 PM UTC+1, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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The best option I found was a company that leases commercial trash compactors like the ones you see in malls & airports. The really nice ones are quite nice - they even have sensors to adjust their compacting schedules based on usage and to alert via SMS or email that they need to be emptied soon!

But鈥hey鈥檙e pretty pricey, at a couple hundred bucks per month just to lease, which adds up fast over time. I鈥檝e got a few alerts on eBay and such set up for similar models to see if we can get one for a reasonable amount of cash upfront.

At least that鈥檚 the plan for now :slight_smile:

-Alex

路路路

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Jeannine [email protected] wrote:

Dying of curiosity how this came out. :slight_smile: Updates?

On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:52:22 PM UTC+1, Alex Hillman wrote:

We鈥檝e been looking for ways to improve the trash situation that鈥檚 generated at Indy Hall - general waste is exacerbated by an active kitchen and lots of food events. Great for the community, but the new challenge is getting rid of the trash :slight_smile:

Does anybody have a trash compactor in their kitchen/space? Pros/cons? Make/model that works well for you?

Recommendations welcome :slight_smile:

-Alex


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