The Benefits of Trash Compactors for Long Term Waste Management

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Tech Packaging ( is a versatile multi-packaging company, providing brands like Unilever, Pepsico and Kellogg’s with a wide variety of customizable product packaging options. In this industry, it is a fact that there will be large amounts of excess scraps of manufacturing materials that need to be disposed. Sunshine Recycling Inc. has years of industry experience helping and serving Orlando with all of its waste management needs.

Florida is home to thousands of businesses, ranging from the small home offices to monstrous mega malls, each of which will require entirely different waste management approaches. Before making the decision to rent a typical front-load dumpster that you see behind many restaurants, business owners should consider the benefits that a compactor may offer to not only their budget, but to the environment as well.

Compactors come in a variety of different sizes and have different capabilities, depending on individual waste management needs:

  • A self-contained compactor is permanently attached to a dumpster and is hauled off as one unit to a landfill. These are ideal for wet waste, or anything likely to leak or drip.
  • A breakaway compactor is connected to a detachable dumpster. The compactor stays on location while only the dumpster gets transported. These are ideal for dry waste.

Compactor benefits:

  • Compactors are typically much larger than front-load dumpsters, making them better options for complexes and other large businesses.
  • Compactors can hold up to 20 times more waste than a typical dumpster, reducing pickup frequency and disposal costs.
  • Benefits also include improved security over ordinary dumpsters, as well as tax write-offs for businesses.

Sunshine Recycling has proudly served both residential and commercial customers throughout central Florida for over 15 years and counting. For more information on compactors, their benefits and pricing, fill out a form to request a free estimate, or call Sunshine Recycling at 407-843-7990.

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Construction Recycling for City of Orlando Crime Scene Facility


The City of Orlando Police Department is currently undergoing a large scale renovation. The precinct is completely overhauling the current 80,000 square-foot Crime Scene Facility. After renovation, the new facility will house the department’s crime scene, training and property and evidence programs. The project broke ground in spring of 2015 and is predicted to be completed in 2016.

Located at the Orlando Executive Airport, the $10 million project is being designed and constructed by H.J. High Construction. This local contracting company has been building in central Florida since 1936, specializing in corporate, industrial, educational, religious and sustainable green buildings. The Crime Scene Facility is a LEED compliant project, meaning both the facility’s design and construction process must adhere to strict regulations.

Sunshine Recycling of Orlando is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, specializing in construction recycling. We properly collect and haul construction debris to local recycling facilities, preventing waste from ending up in landfills. All recycled material is carefully tracked and documented to meet strict LEED certification requirements. On average, Sunshine is able to recycle 98% of construction debris. For the City of Orlando Police Department Crime Scene Facility, we are providing small four-yard dumpsters for office waste, as well as 20- and 30-yard roll-off dumpsters for construction and renovation refuse. Participating in green building initiatives allows us to help conserve energy, save money and promote clean, renewable energy in the community.

Over the years the city of Orlando has become one of the most environmentally-friendly communities in the nation. Launched in 2007, Green Works Orlando has completed 10 LEED certified municipal construction and renovation projects with more in the works, including the Police Department Crime Scene Facility. More than one million dollars in annual energy savings have been achieved so far. Sunshine Recycling takes pride in being a part of this movement, doing our part by providing environmentally friendly waste management solutions for local residential and commercial clients. For more information on our recycling services, visit

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Dumpsters for Long Term Waste Management

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Sunshine Recycling Inc. of Orlando serves customers throughout central Florida, providing long-term waste management solutions. We have the experience and expertise to help customers determine what combination of dumpsters and services will best meet their needs. For instance, a kitchen renovation in a small home will only require a 10 or 20-yard roll-off dumpster, while a supermarket construction project will likely need a 40-yard dumpster for concrete, and multiple 30-yard dumpsters for additional refuse. Sunshine Recycling also provides long-term waste management solutions, which are an inevitable requirement for any commercial business.

Recently, we provided permanent dumpsters for a number of local businesses, including Tom and Jerry’s Recycling. This family-owned and operated business is located in Mascotte, Florida. They are a private recycling center specializing in reclaiming scrap metal. Additionally, they sell propane, bait and tackle. Due to their unique waste management needs, they have opted to permanently rent one 30-yard and two 40-yard roll-off dumpsters. Sunshine will regularly haul away full dumpsters, empty and return them.

Front load dumpsters are commonly used by businesses for long-term waste management. These containers are smaller and less rectangular than a standard roll-off dumpster. Averaging less than six feet in height, these dumpsters are designed to be easy to load by hand. Front load dumpsters are used to collect daily garbage and recyclables. Once full, Sunshine will come lift and empty the container. Recently, Sunshine provided two eight-yard front-load dumpsters for two local Winn-Dixie supermarkets. Capable of holding eight cubic yards of refuse, or 120 13-gallon trash bags, this is the largest front load dumpster Sunshine offers. This size is perfectly suited to large retail establishments like Winn-Dixie.

Sunshine Recycling proudly serves both residential and commercial customers throughout central Florida. If you are interested in any of our services, please fill out our form to request a free estimate, or call us at 407-843-7990.


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Hauling Services for Dunkin’ Donuts


We’re currently working on another project with Commercial Construction Specialists (CCS), a full-service construction firm founded by a group of individuals who have worked for years in the industry as private contractors and project managers. They pride themselves on taking the time to thoroughly understand the wants and needs of their clients, guaranteeing their work will exceed expectations. CCS has a widespread presence throughout Florida, behind the construction of buildings including restaurants, schools, retail establishments, medical facilities and more. Their most recent project is the construction of a new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant off of Sand Lake Road in Orlando.

Dunkin’ Donuts is a popular breakfast restaurant franchise based out of Massachusetts established in the 1950s. The popularity of this chain has grown significantly in recent years, with a large fan following for their fresh brewed coffee and fast, affordable breakfast fare. Currently, Dunkin’ Donuts has restaurants in more than 33 countries worldwide, with nearly 400 restaurants in Florida alone. Many loyal Dunkin’ Donuts patrons have made their fresh coffee and donuts a part of their daily routine, and the newest restaurant is expected to quickly gain popularity with the local community.

During the construction of the new Dunkin’ Donuts on Sand Lake Road, we will provide 20-yard roll-off dumpsters and portable toilets for the construction crew. 20-yard dumpsters are often recommended for residential projects or smaller scale commercial construction, such as a fast food restaurant. This size dumpster is lower to the ground than larger models, making them easier to load. They’re also the recommended size whenever heavy materials, such as concrete, are discarded.


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Wawa Takes Florida, Sunshine Recycling Takes the Trash

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Wawa in Kissimmee, Florida

The widely popular convenience store/gas station chain Wawa Inc., based out of Pennsylvania, has been steadily expanding along the southern east coast for years. The beloved chain is known for providing patrons with an improved and expanded convenience store experience. Wawa’s fresh fruit and salads, hand prepared sandwiches, and freshly brewed coffee have transformed many throughout the east coast into Wawa loyalists. In 2012, Wawa began a massive expansion effort into Florida. With a goal of opening at least 100 stores, they are well over half way to meeting it. Recently, Wawa celebrated the opening of their seventh location in the city of Kissimmee, Florida.

Sunshine Recycling of Orlando, FL serves businesses and commercial establishments with professional and custom-suited waste management systems. We offer a wide variety of dumpster and compacting options, recycling services, and regular hauling to appropriate facilities. Since the early stages of Wawa’s foray into Florida, Sunshine has been outfitting their convenience stores with the appropriate waste management systems. For the newest Wawa location in Kissimmee, Sunshine is providing a vertical compactor, a single-stream recycling container and hauling services several times each week.

The benefits of a vertical compactor include taking up less space, odor control, keeping out pests, preventing pilferage, and preventing unauthorized persons from throwing trash into the container. Sunshine is also providing a single-stream recycling container; these innovative recycling systems increase the convenience of recycling by allowing all recyclable material to be thrown into a single container and eliminating the need to pre-sort. The single-stream recycling container accepts most recyclable materials, including plastic, glass, cardboard, paper, aluminum, and more. Sunshine Recycling Inc. is passionate about encouraging residents and businesses in Florida to recycle. Sunshine offers specialized containers for this purpose, as well as hauling services to appropriate certified recycling facilities.

Floridians have embraced Wawa’s presence in the Sunshine State. As the chain continues expanding with additional locations in Florida, they will continue to trust our reliable team for waste management and recycling systems and services.

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