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How To: Profitable Recycling Operation

Need some ideas to give your business a leg-up on the competition?  We have compiled money making tips for getting the most out of your wood and greenwaste reycling operation and equipment. Information based on 30 years of industry experience including manufacturing and operations, as well as thousands of conversations with customers running successful recycling operations.

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Introduction to Colored Mulch

Producing colored mulch can be a great way to add new products to your existing operation, grow your customer base and maximize profits.  If you already own a grinder and/or screening equipment, then the upfront investment to produce colored mulch is minimal, and the opportunity to improve your bottom line can be significant.

financingWhen talking to customers, many seem to have a common goal; pay off all their loans.  In their minds this is when they achieve financial freedom and wealth.  Although we would all like to be debt free it is not typically how you can maximize your profit and overall wealth. If you have access to affordable debt financing with reasonable interest rates, financing your equipment, even when you have cash on hand, is often a great way to increase your overall returns.  

Stay ahead of repairs and maintenance on your Tub or Horizontal Grinder!  Repairs are expensive, but downtime and can be extremely costly; especially when the material starts to pile up and your grinder is still down.   Our advice is to keep an inventory of common wear parts that will keep you running.  Here is a brief list of the most common items we recommend you keep on hand to help minimize downtime. 

Looking for ways to streamline your wood and greewaste recycling operation.  Increase your profits, but seeking out additional ways to add to the top revenue line, as well as slimming down on overhead and operating costs.  The following is a quick list of ideas successful operations are employing around the country to make their operations a success!

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Utilizing Screening Equipment

One of the biggest mistakes I see operators make is thinking that the best way to maximize profits is to purchase the biggest grinder they can find in order to produce a final product on the first pass.  Although I have heard various manufacturers promote this idea over the years, this is almost always the wrong approach to maximizing profit in a mulch operation.

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