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How does a garbage compactor work?

November 17, 2021

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Everything You Should Know About Waste Compactors 

Are you tired of taking the garbage out so often? A waste compactor might be your saving grace. A waste compactor is a reservoir for waste materials. They work by crushing and compacting the materials, so they take up much less space than loose garbage.

Wastech Engineering put together this guide to explain the mechanics behind garbage compactors, one of waste management’s most popular innovations.

How Do Waste Compactors Work?

Garbage compactors are easy to operate. You load the waste into the hopper of the compactor.

Once it reaches a specific level, you press a start button or turn a key, and a metal ram presses the waste into the body of the compactor. It removes all of the excess space and air, so garbage that once filled the entire skip now only takes up a small part of it.

Different Kinds of Garbage Compactors

There are several kinds of garbage compactors designed to crush different wet and dry waste materials. Wastech Engineering is the premier supplier of waste management equipment for businesses in Australia. Here’s a look at our range of garbage compactors and what industries they best suit.

First, the Rota-Pack Compactor features auger compaction of large volume waste, recycling and organics. This compactor provides superior and more hygienic compaction of wet waste. It is ideal for apartment complexes, hotels, food preparation facilities and other businesses that produce mixed waste.

The T1000 Compactor, on the other hand is a blade type and is specifically designed for dry waste and recycling items. It features a strong compression force to maximise space and contains materials well for transportation.

Finally, the Pendulum Compactor is our organic waste garbage compactor model. This model is the perfect waste management solution for businesses that exclusively produce food waste, like fruit and vegetable operators, market gardeners and others.

Compactor Safety Precautions

While garbage compactors are superior by design at crushing garbage, such force can be dangerous for inexperienced operators. To avoid injury, always secure and lock your waste compactor before the compaction process begins.

Trash Compactors for Hire in Australia

Wastech Engineering a full range of trash compactors for hire in Australia and New Zealand. With several bin sizes and loading options, we make it easy to find a garbage compactor that fits your needs.

Our flexible rental program ensures you always have top-of-the-line, fully serviced waste management equipment. As such, renting a compactor reduces operational risk and resale concerns for companies looking to invest in a better waste management solution.

To learn more about our range of compactors for hire, call us on 1800 465 465 or explore more on our website.


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