How to Start a Zero Waste Business

how to start a zero waste business

If you have been pondering how to start a zero waste business or convert your existing business to zero waste, you have come to the right place.   Starting a zero-waste business can seem daunting, but it’s not as difficult as you think. Many companies have already made the switch and seen significant results. The key…

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Top Benefits of a Commercial Food Composter

If your business creates a lot of organic waste, you might be looking for ways to minimize the volume and cut down on costs. One of the best ways to accomplish this—according to waste experts, is with a commercial food composter. But before you make up your mind, let’s explore some of the top benefits…

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P200 Vertical Compactor Top Money-Saving Product of 2019


  P200 Vertical Compactor Named Top Money-Saving Product of 2019 Buildings Magazine named our P200 Vertical Compactor one of the top eight money-saving products of 2019! These solar powered trash compactors manage waste while reducing a company’s carbon footprint. Trash is compacted up to 6:1, reducing pickups by 66-85 percent. This translates to a hauling…

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McDonald’s San Ramon


  McDonald’s – San Ramon Out with the old, in the with NEW! McDonald’s was tired of the inefficient, leaking, smelly horizontal compactor from yesteryear. This operator has now replaced equipment at six locations with our highly efficient and easy-to-use vertical Summit Compactors. These proven compactors pack at an efficient 5 or 6:1 ratio as…

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Nation’s Hamburgers – Bay Area


  Nation’s Hamburgers – Bay Area Nation’s Hamburgers, the Bay Area favorite, is way ahead of its time. The restaurants (and pie shop) have been using our indoor and outdoor compactors for years to improve operations and save money on garbage costs. Now, they are composting what used to be trash and have installed our…

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Pepsi Co- Hayward


Bay Area Trash Compactor just installed five of our high density Bramidan balers at the Pepsi Bottling Plant in Hayward. Pepsi staff will be baling plastics with the new low-profile X6030 baler which puts out an amazing 88,200 lbs of force producing plastic bales up to 1,300 lbs! With a decibel level of less than…

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Residence Hall – UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley

  Residence Hall – UC Berkeley Bay Area Trash Compactor installs a low profile Nedland self-contained compactor with a custom dock-mounted cart tipper to simplify compost handling. BATC supports UC Berkely’s zero-waste initiatives daily, with compost compactors, cardboard balers and solar powered compactors spread across campus. See some of our products, here.

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El Camino Hospital – Sunnyvale, CA

Camino Feature

BATC and Nedland Compactors designed and built a beautiful solution: custom tipper and a catwalk with a self-contained 25-yard compactor. Well done, team! Check out more of our products, here.

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American Campus, Blackwell Hall – UC Berkeley

Berkeley Feature

  American Campus, Blackwell Hall at UC Berkeley 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…

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St. Anthony’s Clothing Program – San Francisco

Anthony Feature

St. Anthony’s Clothing Program – San Francisco St. Anthony’s Foundation works to feed, clothe, heal and lift the spirits of San Franciscans in need. Their free clothing program called on Bay Area Trash Compactor to provide a clothing baler that could bale unfit and excess clothes without tearing them for export.   Space was tight,…

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