Bottle Crusher

Glass Disposal

Does a Bottle Crusher Make Sense for my Business?

We all know the issue: Empty glass bottles occupy precious space in the bar service area – space which more often than not could be put to more profitable uses like storing additional stock or extra lines. The additional issue of glass disposal and its accompanying effort not to mention. There are certain other difficulties to work around, a few are mentioned below:

  • Glass collection and disposal also takes up valuable staff time, which is often at the expense of serving paying customers at the bar. 
  • Using a glass crusher as the predominant method of waste glass removal reduces the total cost of managing waste glass, frees up valuable floor space both in the bar and in the waste glass storage area.
  • Crushing waste glass bottles via an under-counter bottle crusher saves the environment – approximately 290kg of CO2 is saved for every one tonne of container glass recycled.
  • Waste glass in cullet form does not generate complaints over ‘bottle clinking’ noise pollution often experienced when tipping whole bottles.
  • Glass is 100% recyclable & can be recycled endlessly without a loss in quality making it a crucial raw material for manufacturing of fresh bottles.


Questions to Ask When Considering a Bottle Crusher

What is a glass bottle crusher?

An industrial glass bottle crusher is a stand-alone machine which crushes, breaks or smashes waste glass bottles or jars typically produced within the hospitality industry. Crushing waste glass bottles reduces their volume by 80% and cuts the costs associated with managing, storing and disposing of the waste glass.

How does an under-counter glass bottle crusher work?

Waste glass bottles are fed into the bottle crusher where they are smashed or crushed into small fragments called cullet. 86% of the cullet produced by a RDI Waste Reduction Equipment bottle crusher is above 8mm, making it 100% reprocessable into new glass bottles. Additional bonus: bottle collection just became that bit more stylish.

What are the different types of glass bottle crushers available?

Our RDI Waste Reduction Equipment offers a range of waste glass bottle crushers which span from the single-feed ‘Baby Jaws’ under-the-counter machine to the industrial volume fed ‘Mega Jaws’ which is capable of crushing up to 680 bottles in about 10 minutes. Glass collection and disposal has never been easier.

What happens to the waste glass?

The crushed glass or “cullet” is taken from the bar to the waste glass storage area where it’s generally stored in a 140 Litre wheelie bin until collection by the waste management company. So you can rest easy and use that storage space for something more sensible than just empty bottles for collection.

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