Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does a Glass Crusher do?
A glass crusher will reduce the overall volume of your glass bottle waste by up to 80%. Waste Collection companies typically charge for collecting glass waste based on volume (i.e how many bins you have) therefore, by crushing your bottles at your site, you will fit more glass waste into your glass recycling bins. This enables you to reduce the number of bins you have or reduce the frequency that they are collected, both are great ways to save money on your business waste costs. Fewer collections also has the environmental benefit of fewer vehicles on the road.
2. What types of businesses are using a Glass Crusher?
We've installed commercial glass crushers into a variety of businesses including pubs, bars, nighclubs, hotels, events venues, drinks manufacturers to name just a few. Whatever your business, if you are disposing of whole glass bottles or glass jars it is likely to be more cost effective and more sustainable for you to crush them first.
3. Is Glass Crusher hire available?
All of our glass crushing machines are available for hire across the majority of the UK. Glass crusher hire is a great option if you are a new business or have a limited budget as you can hire a high quality glass recycling machine without a large initial investment. We offer short term glass recycling equipment rental which includes servicing and breakdown cover. If your waste glass volumes increase during your rental agreement, we'll also let you increase your machine size without increasing the length of the contract. When investigating which company offers the best glass crusher rental service near you, you'll be glad to hear that from our 3 nationwide centres, QCR can provide this service to the majority of the UK.
4. What type of Commercial Glass Crusher is right for me?
When deciding which crusher is best for your business, its important to consider your typical glass bottle size, your location and whether you want to crush directly into a glass recycling bin. We are happy to help you find the solution that is right for you, the easiest way for us to recommend a solution is to visit your premises at a no-obligation meeting at your site.
5. What are the environmental benefits of using a Glass Crusher?
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be re-processed endlessly therefore it is important for all businesses to ensure that they recycle all empty glass containers. Crushed glass bottles are turned into cullet which can be recycled and reprocessed. By using a glass crusher at your premises, you reduce the volume of your glass waste which leads to fewer glass waste collections. Minimised collections result in reduced CO2 emmisions and cheaper overall disposal costs so its a win-win for all.
6. What are the operational benefits of using a Commercial Glass Crusher?
Bottle Skips are used by a variety of successful bars, pubs and restaurants to dispose of their empty glass bottles. However, the downside of having lots of Bottle Skips in your bar area is that they take up valuable space. By utilising a Glass Crushing Machine you'll need fewer bottle skips as you'll be able to fit more glass waste in one bin. You'll also save money on waste disposal fees as collection companies generally charge per bin empty.
Furthermore, by having a dedicated crusher in your bar area for glass bottle disposal, you can ensure that broken bottles are disposed of quickly reducing the risk of accidents or injury.
7. What is the price of a Glass to Sand Crusher?
The GLS1 Glass Crusher & GLS2 glass crusher are sometimes referred to as glass to sand crushers because they can grind whole glass bottles into a sand-like material which is sharp free. Technically, the material they produce isn't actual sand, but has sand-like properties because it is sharp free. We offer two types of glass to sand machines for hire or purchase called GLS1 & GLS2.
8. How can I purchase a Commercial Glass Crusher from QCR?
QCR stock a wide range of commercial glass crushing equipment which is available to purchase with a free 12 month warranty if installation in the UK. This warranty includes parts, engineer travel time and labour. Refurbished equipment is also available subject to availability.