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June 1, 2015 - LEED Platinum Certified Hotel Installs Breakthrough SOLAR Powered Trash Compactor and Solar Cardboard Baler to Slash Trash Bill and Streamline Recycling – Off The Grid

 June 1, 2015, Walnut Creek, CA.
  Bay Area Trash Compactor announced today the installation of the first-of-its-kind combination solar powered trash compactor and portable cardboard baler at the LEED Platinum Certified Bardessono Hotel and Spa in the Napa Valley. Completely off the grid, the solar powered compactor packs 16 yards of loose trash into just 4 yards reducing waste pick-up at the busy property to just once per week, thus slashing hauling costs by 50%, reducing CO2 emissions by over 14 tons annually, and importantly limiting garbage truck noise to guests and neighboring residents. The solar cardboard baler fits into a small space, yet crushes 150-200 boxes into an easy-to-handle 200lb bale making recycling simple and efficient.

“This unique solar waste management approach is another example of how we, at Bardessono, continue to act on our environmental values to enhance our guest experience,” says Paul Gracheff, Director of Facilities. “The compactor and baler have both cleaned up the back of the house, and made terrific financial and environmental sense. The fact that Bay Area Trash Compactor and their partners at Harmony Enterprises have developed these systems to operate off the grid simply take us to the next level in sustainability.”

“We are proud to be able to provide this innovative solar waste and recycling solution to our client, Bardessono,” says Mike Welden, President of Bay Area Trash Compactor. “Our passion for delivering the right waste and recycling system for each client shines through again. As one of only three LEED Platinum Certified hotels in the US, our new solar combination is a perfect fit as the Bardessono continually seeks sustainable solutions to improve the guest experience and reduce operating expenses.”

 April 22 - BATC Installs P-4 Compactor at the Rutherford Grill.

April 22, 2015, Rutherford, CA.  
The Rutherford Grill is savvy.  They joined the county’s new food waste composting program and recently installed our P-4 Compactor to clean up the back of the house and slash their trash bill over $25,000 per year!  Yep, instead of the garbage company coming to pick up trash six days per week, the hauler now comes just twice per week slashing an additional 14 tons of C02 emissions by eliminating over 2,500 miles of garbage truck travel to the dump annually. 

 Jan 12 - BATC Installs Two New Nedland Compactors for Recycling and Composting.

January 12, 2015 - San Francisco.  Bay Area Trash Compactor (BATC) announced today the completion of its newest large compactor installation at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay.  (BATC) was called in to provide waste and recycling management and equipment expertise to support UCSF’s goals of zero waste by 2020.   The challenge facing the hospital included limited loading dock space, and unique robotic carts which were designed to move recyclables and compostable material down from the hospital floors. 

“We are proud of our design for the custom cart tippers and compactors.  The systems use very little space and will safely expedite the process of managing waste at the hospital.”
Says Mike Welden, President of Bay Area Trash Compactor.  “Our engineers at Nedland Industries did a fabulous job building a flexible, yet user friendly, solution.  We look forward to helping UCSF meet all of their sustainability goals, her at the hospital and at all of their campuses.”