Compactors

To reduce the frequency of trash pick up, compaction is the answer. Generally, a 4:1 volume reduction is experienced although this will vary with waste stream contents. Designs vary from vertical to horizontal self-contained and stationary to suit volume, contents, environment and locally available scavenger service capabilities.

self contained compactorSELF-CONTAINED COMPACTORS are used for higher volume applications where local roll off service is available. The design consists of an integrated compactor and container with the primary purpose of handling wet waste such as that experienced in restaurant and grocery store environments. Typical sizes include 17, 20, 28 & 35 cubic yard.

Stationary CompactorReceiving ContainerSTATIONARY COMPACTORS are also used for higher volume applications where local roll off service is available. This design consists of a compaction unit and a separate container held together by a load binder/hook arrangement. This design is most commonly used for dry waste. In some cases, stationary compactors have also been used to accumulate and transfer recyclables. The compactor segment ranges in size from small 1/2 cubic yard units often used in high rise buildings with a feed chute to extra  large units for transfer station purposes.