Going Green ~ > Solar Trash Compactors at Sunset Beach

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Going Green ~>

Solar Trash Compactors at Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is
Going Green with their Solar Trash Compactors located in the Gazebo parking lot at the beach. 

Sunset Beach Solar Trash Compactors photo taken by Karen Baker of Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty 910-612-1931



The Sunset Beach Solar Trash Compactors work by compacting the refuse and then, through sophisticated software, signal the Sunset Beach Public Works Department when the units need to be emptied. The compaction reduces the bulk volume of items to about one-fourth of non-compacted material.

The Sunset Beach Solar Trash Compactors will result in cost savings in manpower, fuel, and wear and tear on equipment as well as removing material from our landfills.

The town of Sunset Beach has decided to decoratively wrap the compactors for the first year they’re in use. 


We personally think they should stay wrapped as they are rather than using "tacky" advertising that people and companies will pay for.  Just sayin'

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Lenn Harley
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Interesting.  I thought the reason trash compactors in home kitchens lost popularity was because the "compacted" refuse was harder to biodegrade in landfills.

I'm curious.

Oct 29, 2012 07:27 AM #1
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Lenn ~> The Solar Trash Compactors are part of the Big Belly System

Oct 29, 2012 07:31 AM #2
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Got it.  You have to think outside the box at the entire waste collection processing system to see the savings.

Thanks.

Oct 29, 2012 07:58 AM #3
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Lenn ~> Maybe we should have posted this in the group "Out of the Box" or "Outside the Box"

Oct 29, 2012 08:06 AM #4
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Lenn Harley
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Not to worry.  You'll get some attention.  It's featured.

Oct 29, 2012 08:18 AM #5
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Karen Baker
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Lenn ~> Now that comment sure put a Big Smile on my Face!! ;+)

Oct 29, 2012 08:22 AM #6
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Kerry Lucasse
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Congrats on the feature!  

It's great to see progress, especially when you think about how many plastic bottles are used at the beach.  :-)

Oct 29, 2012 08:27 AM #7
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Kerry ~> the plastic bottles were one of the main reasons!
Oct 29, 2012 08:46 AM #8
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Karen Baker
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Richard ~> thanks for stopping by to our solar post!
Oct 29, 2012 09:21 AM #10
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Jon Karlen
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Very cool.  Wish our area had those.  Its going to become more and more important to be green!

Oct 29, 2012 09:23 AM #11
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Kevin Mackessy
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Those look like some cool devices.  I wonder if they are more effective than kitchen trash compactors.  

Oct 29, 2012 09:59 AM #12
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Carie Shapiro
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Those are the most attractive trash compactors I've ever seen.  And, so high tech too.  Cool!

Oct 29, 2012 10:36 AM #13
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Sharon Alters
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Frank and Karen, this is the type of thinking that needs to be encouraged and implemented. I would like to see these at our beaches and public parks - and everywhere in Jacksonville! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon

Oct 29, 2012 01:02 PM #14
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Regina P. Brown
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Very good systems!  I like the graphics on the trash compactors, a good way to promote green environment.

Have a great week!

Oct 29, 2012 01:45 PM #15
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I like the going green factor when it comes to garbage. Better do it now

Oct 29, 2012 10:40 PM #16
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Michael Setunsky
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Frnk and Karen, signalling the Sunset Beach Public Works Department when they are full is great. You won't see any over flowing boxes. Looks like it will be well worth the investment.

Oct 29, 2012 10:41 PM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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We continue to develop new technological solutions for some of our energy problems.  I like that idea a lot!

Oct 29, 2012 10:57 PM #18
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Karen Baker
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Michael ~> nothing more unsightly than an overflowing garbage can ... not anymore!!

Harry ~> we love the Going Green Scene!

Regina ~> the wraps are a nice promotion to the area!

Frank & Sharon ~> perhaps you could make a suggestion at your next town meeting?!

Carie ~> Pretty, aren't they??

Kevin ~> they work differently than the kitchen trash compactor. Big Belly Solutions

Jon ~> Green is the only way to go now!! Suggest it at your next town meeting??

Oct 29, 2012 10:59 PM #19
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Myrl ~> As residents of Sunset Beach we are very proud of our town's efforts towards Recycling!!

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