The Different Types of Compactors

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

So you know you need a compactor, but not what kind? Here's a quick little guide to the different types of compactors and what they are best used for.

Self-Contained Compactors

Self-contained compactors/containers make handling wet or dry waste simple. They are designed to store and transport your waste, prevent contamination of public areas in accord

ance with public health department requirements, improve working conditions for your employees, and reduce disposal costs. These models are best used for restaurants, shopping plazas, fast food locations, hospitals, and more.

Vertical Compactors

Vertical compactors are ideal for applications where space for a compaction system is limited, the volume of wet waste does not justify a larger system, or a roll-off collection service is not available. This unit is great for shopping plazas, restaurants, cafeterias, fast food locations, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and much more.

Stationary Compactors

Built for reliable performance in commercial and medium industrial applications, this compactor type effectively reduces solid waste material to a fraction of its original size. Stationary compactors are best used for dry waste in industries such as department stores, warehouses, etc.

Solar-Hybrid Compactors

Our Solar-Hybrid power units can be used on several self-contained compactors models and some stationary compactors. These units utilize environmentally friendly biodegradable, all-temperature hydraulic fluid. This model is best used in areas with a slightly lower output of waste as the compaction rate is slightly slower, or in industries that wish to economize their waste management.

Apartment/Mini Compactors

With hand-feed hoppers, chute systems, or through-the-wall installations, these powerful yet compact units are perfect for apartments, hotels, hospitals, office buildings, and other high-rise facilities. This compactor option is a low-cost system designed for use with small (2 yd.) containers and for installation in basements of high-rise buildings.


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