UC’s Zero Waste Director asked BATC to take a look at the brand new American Campus dormitory building on Durant Ave in Berkeley.
Coordinating with the Zero Waste team and American Campus, BATC provided the proven K-pac chute fed automatic compactor for landfill, a Bramidan X25 Low Profile baler for cardboard boxes – think Amazon – and custom-built compost bins to fit beneath the compost chute.
The systems work great! Thanks, American Campus, for your business!
The new MLK Student Union at UC Berkeley was overflowing with cardboard boxes. Foodservice, book store, pantry and meeting rooms were generating hundreds of boxes a day.
With dock space at a premium and the fire hazard of loose cardboard stored in a public garage raising red flags, the Zero-Waste team asked BATC to provide our Bramidan B-6030 baler. The B6030 bales 700-2,000 lb bales that the Zero Waste team brings back to their yard.
Bay Area Trash Compactor coordinated with a premier paper recycler to come pick up the bales at the yard twice a month and reimburse the University for the cardboard commodity.
BATC is helping UC Berkeley close the recycling loop and make money – simple.
BATC has installed E-cube Labs’ new Clean Cap sensors at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for the Arts. UC Davis custodial staff was looking for a way to better manage their team and eliminate over servicing waste/recycling receptacles that were on the outskirts of campus.
Money for Students, Not Trash: Bishop O’Dowd High School Saves $32K
Problem: Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland had a tight loading dock with overflowing cardboard boxes, landfill waste, and recycle bins. Plus, they were paying over $4,600/month for trash and recycling.
Solution: We installed our Bramidan B-5 Baler and Summit S-V2 Compactor. The baler crushes 1,050 boxes into an easy-to-handle bale for recycling, thus eliminating a huge 7 yard recycle bin. The S-V2 allows B.O.D. to compact 12 yards of trash into a 2 yard bin. The system also allows the school to swap bins, compacting compost, yard trimmings, and recycling into different 2 yard bins.
Result: B.O.D. saves over $32,000 annually on waste and recycling while opening up their loading dock and cleaning up the appearance of the school.