Custodial Services has installed two waste compactors on campus. These compactors are designed to compact waste and reduce the frequency of trips by the waste hauler, thus resulting in operational savings.
- These compactors reduce operational costs associated with servicing and pick-up of waste
- The Tower waste compactor cost $30,000 with a pay back period of 4 years
- The Mackenzie Chown waste compactor cost $15,000 with a pay back period of 4 years
Custodial Services and Sodexo staff are the main users of the waste compactors that were purchased from Reaction Distributing Inc. The first compactor, at the Schmon Tower loading dock, has a capacity of 28 cubic yards and requires service (emptied) every two week; the previous waste containers were serviced daily. This unit has a sealed container reducing odours and controls wildlife in this area.
The waste compactor at Mackenzie Chown G Block is smaller, it has a capacity of 8 cubic yards and requires service (emptied) weekly; the previous container was serviced daily.