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An Overview of the Industrial Trash Compactor

What is an industrial trash compactor? In essence, it is any type of compactor that is used by a business to simplify its waste management processes or save money. Sometimes referred to as a commercial warehouse trash compactor, compacting dumpster, or dumpster compactor, this type of equipment exists in a wide variety of forms and can be used to dispose of everything from cardboard to furniture.

Types of Industrial Trash Compactors Available

two garbage compactors standing next to each other

A few examples of the industrial trash compactor are:

  • Pre-crushers. Pre-crushers are used by many manufacturing facilities as an industrial waste compactor and are ideal for disposing of bulky, cumbersome items like furniture and pallets. Pre-crushers work by using a compaction plate to smash whatever items are thrown away into a gate to break them up. Once the items are broken up, the gate is raised and the materials are pushed to the back of the trash container.
  • Self-contained compactors (both horizontal and vertical). Self-contained industrial trash compactors are usually large (between 20-40 cubic yards) and are liquid-tight to prevent odor and leaks. Self-contained compactors are preferred by restaurants and other businesses that generate large volumes of organic waste. Self-contained compactors can hold up to 160 cubic yards of trash.
  • X-press pack compactors. X-press pack compactors are the types of warehouse trash compactors generally preferred by businesses that produce large volumes of waste but which have limited space for dumpsters. They can help substantially lower the cost of disposal.
  • Indoor compactors. Many hotels, casinos, and restaurants use an indoor industrial garbage compactor to save time and effort moving uncompressed waste, improve indoor sanitation, and eliminate the pests and vermin that loose garbage attracts.

Selecting the Best Industrial Trash Compactor for Your Application

With so many different options available, it is important to consult with the right people when deciding the best option for waste disposal. Global Trash Solutions offers all of the industrial compactors needed for any size business, retail store, or manufacturing facility.

If your business spends as little as $130 per month on waste management, call us to find out how our equipment can save you money. We offer waste contract negotiation as part of our package, so you will always get the best equipment AND the best rates on all your waste management services.