Collecting waste in a large wildlife zoo or theme park without disturbing the animals or visitors is the challenge for zookeepers. They need a selective approach to waste removal that respects the animals’ wellbeing and the environment. In a nutshell, they need a solution to optimize waste stream management in a vast zoo or wildlife park.
Zookeepers not only have to manage animal waste but also food scraps and bedding but also waste left behind by visitors.
Organic or non-organic wastes
While waste generated by animals is often organic in nature, the same cannot be said about the bulk of the waste generated by visitors. Cans, bottles, glass and scrap metal are some of the things visitors often left at a zoo at the end of their visit. Zoos, running on a tight budget, getting rid of those pieces of waste every day is a costly affair. They may not have the costly industrial equipment to take care of large amounts of waste in a short time.
As a result, zookeepers resort to traditional methods of waste removal to keep their zoo in a welcome condition, which is not always eco-friendly. Quick, safe, eco-friendly, and cost-effective removal of waste is the motto of every zoo although only a handful of them achieve it.
Moreover, not every sort of organic waste is suitable for compositing and zoos are a major source of medical (from veterinary hospitals) and toxic waste, which may make the atmosphere inside the zoo hazardous to breathe.
Efficient waste management at zoos
With so many types of waste to manage, maintaining a zoo is a difficult task and requires the right set of equipment and personnel to accomplish. Traditional methods are a bad idea. A typical large zoo in a metropolis can easily generate more than a ton of waste every day that includes both internally generated waste and brought by visitors. For example, washing animal waste is a bad idea when they excellent material for compositing. Also, water management is a constant cry for large zoos.
The animal in a moderately sized zoo can consume thousands of liters of water daily. If we add that amount to the water going into activities like cleaning and bathing that consumption amount can lead to severe water crisis to the residents around.
To keep the zoos in order, zookeepers need an efficient method of waste management. They don’t have large sanitation agencies at their disposal and most of the work is taken care of by their in-house staff.
Industrial vacuum for zoo waste management
An industrial vacuum cleaner that works both in indoor and outdoor settings is the sort of the ultimate zoo cleaning tool. Unlike domestic vacuum cleaners, they are much more powerful and capable of sucking in both wet and dry waste. Unlike traditional cleaning methods, vacuuming the waste it doesn’t cause any sort of hazard to the surrounding cleaning personnel.
A powerful vacuum mechanism means they suck in every sort of waste you bring them in contact with not leaving any residue amount which may mix with the air and cause breathing problems and potential hazards to the workers.
We have a huge range of multi-purpose vacuums to keep your zoo in order in an eco-friendly without unnecessary overheads.