Vertical & Miniature Compactors

Compact compaction systems ideal for fast food restaurants, apartment complexes, hospitals, schools, and other locations where space is limited.

A vertical compactor provides all the same benefits of a full-size compactor without the large footprint. 


Ideal For:

  • Fast Food

  • Hotels

  • Condominiums

  • Restaurants

  • Apartments

  • Nursing Homes


To discuss which vertical or miniature compactor would be best for your industry, fill out our online contact form or call us at (833) 233-9377.


Vert-I Pack Vertical Compactor

Waste Equipment's 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.


Key Features & Benefits

  • Reversible: Use for front or rear feed applications

  • Adjustable to accommodate a 4, 6 or 8 cubic yard container

  • Low-profile feed heights

  • Rigid anchoring platform

  • Triple interlock

  • Available in 3-8 cubic yard capacities

Hauler Benefits User Benefits

  • The Vertical Compactor is designed to simplify compacted waste dumping, save driver time and substantially reduce maintenance cost. In fact, a front load driver can detach and empty the container in less than 90 seconds

  • The reversible feature allows the unit to easily be converted to front or rear feed by moving the interchangeable bolt-on container stops. One compactor can be used for a variety of applications.

  • The telescoping legs allow the unit to adjust up or down to accommodate a 4, 6 or 8 cubic yard container. The VIP is now more versatile than ever.

  • Vertical compaction which eliminates all openings in the side of the container from which waste material can leak or spill.

  • Dumping is fast and easy because the refuse comes out of the full dimension of the container

  • Elimination of more than a half ton of dead weight (compared to conventional self-contained compactors) which means fewer front loader arm repairs.

  • Location of the ram above the refuse which prevents trash and liquids from collecting behind the blade to foul up the cylinder or create damage when it freezes in the winter.

  • Integral container guides which provide 3" vertical tolerance to make re-entry fast and easy

  • Vertical compactor makes dumping simple and quick. The illuminated green light is the driver's signal that the container is "ok" to be removed for dumping.

  • Our positive container lock-in device prevents container "walking." The container device "rides over" the compactor device as the truck moves the container into position. In the fully inserted position, the compaction force inside the container prevents the container from moving.

  • The vertical compactor uses more than 13 tons of crushing power, forcing the ram 18" into the container. Between uses, the ram seals off the container and applies constant pressure on the refuse–increasing compaction and reducing spring-back.

Convenient To Use – Easy As...

Step 1

The operator inserts the key and turns it to the "Up" position. The ram moves from the mid-point position to the up position. The door can now be opened.

Step 2

The large opening allows even 30 gallon (114 liter) containers to be emptied easily.

Step 3

After feeding the operator closes the door and removes the key. The unit then cycles automatically when the door is closed. With more than 13-tons (11,793 kg) of crushing power, the compactor forces the ram 18-inches (457.2 mm) in to the container.

Step 4

After the ram reaches maximum penetration, it automatically reverses itself. The unit automatically shuts down when the ram reaches the mid-point position at the top of the container. The ram remains in this position until the next use, sealing off the top of the container and applying constant pressure to the refuse. this helps to increase compaction and reduce springback.

Apartment Compactor

With hand-feed hoppers, chute systems, or through-the-wall installations, these powerful yet compact units are perfect for apartments, hotels, office buildings, and other high-rise facilities. The new Apartment Compactor offers an even smaller compactor for applications where space is limited. We took our standard 1835 compactor and used crossed-cylinder technology to shorten the unit.

Mini But Mighty!

The apartment compactor is a low-cost system designed for use with small (2 yd.) containers and for installation in high-rise buildings. Use this product for weekly waste volumes of less than 150 un-compacted cubic yards.

Key Features:

  • Remote power unit

  • Convenient, single-side ratchet

  • CYCON Life-Xtender® Cyclic Control System offers reliable, solid-state circuitry, eliminating pressure and limit switches

  • Push button controls are mounted in the panel box face

  • Hopper with access door and interlock for hand-feed or chute-feed applications

  • Photoelectric cycle control

  • Full container light

  • UL® Listed

  • Single-phase power units available

30 Series Compactor Extruder For Recycling

Employing a specially designed curved tube, refuse is densely compressed inside the 30 series, eliminating the need for a special compaction container.


Because of the patented S-shaped tube, the 30 series achieves higher compaction ratios than any other compactor of its kind. The exclusive design of the 30 series discharges a densely compacted log of refuse into any size and type of receiving container. 18" to 24" logs of refuse are gravity fed into the container.

Key Benefits and Features:

  • Waste Equipment’s 30 series compactor features a patented curved tube and a hydraulic choker that discharges a densely compacted log of refuse into any size and type receiving container

  • The material is compacted in the equipment and not in the container, making unloading fast and easy. The container is not attached to the 30 series, which also saves time and eliminates spillage

  • The 30 series compactor is UL® Listed and manufactured in accordance with applicable ANSI standards

  • The 30 series is built tough for years of trouble-free service. The body and ram are constructed of heavy steel plate and the hydraulic power unit (available mounted on the unit or separately) incorporates the latest technology for smooth operation and reduced noise levels

  • The 30 series compactor is also available with de-liquefying options to remove high liquid content from waste, saving landfill costs

Solar-hybrid Compactors

Waste Equipment is committed to providing waste compaction solutions that meet the global sustainability needs of our customers by offering products such as our Solar Hybrid Compactor. With each new product, we have made measurable strides in reducing energy and fuel consumption while continuing to offer superior product performance.


Our line of Green Built solar-hybrid compactors is a first in the industry. These models compact refuse using the power of the sun for true independence from the power grid and its associated costs.

Our solar-hybrid models connect to the power grid as a backup that automatically switches when necessary. They use less energy than conventional power units, and the batteries recover as the compactor continues to be available for operation.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Unlimited throughput capacity made possible by backup power from 120 AC electrical hookup

  • Automatically switches to electrical grid when needed 

  • Compaction performance is comparable to standard units

  • No 3-phase power required

  • Power is stored in either 2 or 4 premium deep cycle batteries, depending upon the model

  • Environmentally friendly biodegradable, all-temperature hydraulic fluid

  • Additional solar panel packages available for increased “green cycles”