Introducing the Heavy Duty ArmorBin® Plastic Container Line

    Container Essentials LLC, an independent specialist in sourcing and supplying reusable commercial containers for scrap recycling and industrial customers, has expanded its product lineup with the ArmorBin®.

    Chicago, IL, December 11, 2018 – Container Essentials LLC is pleased to announce the introduction of the ArmorBin® to its extensive lineup of reusable commercial containers. To celebrate, they’re offering special introductory pricing for a limited time.

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    Rotating Bulk Containers: Fill 'Em, Pick 'Em Up, & Roll 'Em Over

    Rotating Bulk Containers

    Handle big loads with containers made to be dumped with a rotating forklift.

    Monster Rotator MACX Super Grizzly Mobile MACX

    • Loads up to 2500 pounds
    • Capacities up to 60 cubic feet
    • Lots of colors and custom labels available

    CLICK HERE for a quote.

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    3 Surprising Stats from the 2015 Paper & Plastic Recycling Conference

    We had a great time at the 2015 Paper & Plastic Recycling Conference. Our thanks to sponsors Recycling Today and the PSI Chapter of ISRI for hosting this engaging and enlightening event. There was a wealth of great information shared during this conference, but there were 3 surprising stats that stood out from the rest. Read this article to discover what they are and why they stood out to me.

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    Have a Unique Type of Job? A Custom Container is the Answer

    Every recycle job is unique in some way, and sometimes the standardized features of commercial bulk material collection containers don't fit the bill. It's like trying to stick a round peg into a square hole.

    Unfortunately, many recyclers we talk to aren't aware that they can get custom container solutions to their exact specifications or they think it's too expensive. So, they continue to struggle with inconvenient and ineffective processes.

    However, by thinking beyond the usual options, recyclers can solve a problem, accomplish a goal, win new business, or retain a valuable account.

    Here's an example of how a custom container solution dramatically improved the business process of one of our customers.

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    10 Things to Do When Buying Reusable Containers

    We’ll handle the other 9. It’s how we make commercial containers easy. We’ll source and supply the containers you need, so you won’t have to invest the time and effort. We’re independent, so you’ll get the right containers for your business – no matter who manufactures them. We’ll even offer customized, or top quality used products if they offer great value and help you accomplish your goals. Here are three recent examples:

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    The History of Trash in America

    One of my favorite things about working with recyclers and waste haulers is hearing the stories of how their businesses were founded. Considering most people think recycling was invented in the last twenty-five years or so, it’s fascinating to hear about the scrap businesses that go back several generations.

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    What's the Real Cost of Your Commercial Collection Containers?

    Recently, a scrap paper recycling customer wanted to evaluate the actual cost of using commercial collection containers instead of just looking at the purchase price. Good idea. As always, there’s more to cost of ownership than purchase price.

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    One Recycler's Quest for "Meese-Style" Carts

    One of the major paper recycling companies needed of 100 "Meese-style" carts to replace worn out units and beef up their inventory. They were looking for the best pricing, lead time, and guarantee as usual, but were also concerned about the durability of the base, casters, and top lip. They recognized that having the right carts can reduce cart re-orders as well as increase productivity and efficiency - a huge savings all around.

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    Example: Solving Commercial Container Problems

    Sometimes you start down one path and end up on another.

    Recently, we were working with a customer competing for a new contract. If theirs was the winning bid they’d need several hundred mobile carts to service the contract. As an aside, they asked if we offer big used collapsible boxes - 50" high – because they’re also converting from gaylords to reusable commercial containers.

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    Success Story: Special Container Helps Recycler Compete for New Contract

    A commercial recycling company in the southwest USA had a problem.

    They were competing for a new contract and needed to duplicate exactly their wire cage style containers – dimensions, steel gauge, weight capacity, fork tubes, casters, and an unusual sliding drop door. And they had to stack interchangeably with their current containers – a tough design requirement.

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