- On December 7, 2022
What You Need To Know About Compactors In The Winter
It is your responsibility to ensure that access to the compactor is free of ice and snow. This will help to avoid any damage to the equipment and any adjacent buildings within the area of the compactor, as any excess ice and snow will make servicing the compactor difficult and dangerous.
Also, the Binders on the side of the compactor as well as the top of the compactor must be liberated of any ice and snow as this is legally required by the Department of Transportation.
Additionally, we would like to remind you that a thaw fee will be applicable if any melting or moving is required by the landfill administrator or the transfer station to properly empty the contents of your container.
To avoid these fees and prevent the contents of your container from freezing, we recommend increasing the frequency of your services.
What You Need To Know About Rear and Front-Load Services In The Winter
The area surrounding the containers must be free of ice and snow to ensure safety for both parties involved. Using an abrasive or salt to help traction is required.
Also, it is imperative that the containers be placed in an area that is not too restrained and not placed on a slope as this may make servicing the container extremely dangerous and thus impossible.
Additionally, we recommend spreading some abrasive and de-icer inside of the container to help prevent the garbage from freezing into a block of ice.
In any situation, our driver may ask to have better access when it comes to the removal of snow and ice from any site which they deem to be inaccessible or dangerous.
Your cooperation in helping us with these important issues will help ensure the first-class service that we strive to provide and avoid any additional costs.