/ ROLL-OFF) TRASH COMPACTORS
and building owners may benefit from using
self-contained (or roll-on / roll-off)
compactors. These type of compactors can create more efficient
waste management and prevent tampering or infestations.
Self Contained trash compactors operate mechanically, using a rolling
bin that lifts trash into the compactor. Other than during
operation, the compactor remains sealed.
Once the compactor is filled to approximately 80 percent
capacity, a signal illuminates, and the hauler picks up the
Much of the
initial cost invested in purchasing the compactor can be offset
lowered disposal costs.
roll-off compactors have a greater capacity for more waste when
compared to traditional containers.
- Proper use of
this type of compactor helps maintain a cleaner, neater waste
Trash pile-up or overflow is limited.
- Some units have
an odor neutralizer available, which reduces smells and
- Users do not
have to store trash prior to compacting.
- Roll-on roll-of
compactors must have authorized access to operate the system,
which limits the unauthorized trash dumping.
- Waste haulers
can make fewer trips to the site because of the space saved by
traditional trash dumpsters, self-contained
closed to rain
and other elements, reducing rust and decay.
They are also more structurally
sturdy and difficult to
space specifications of any self-contained /
Verify truck requirements with your waste hauler.
- Check for any
special electrical requirements for the compactor’s operation.
- Properly train
all employees who will operate the compactor.
cover potential hazards, proper
operation, and control of energy sources,
according to federal work standards.
- Compactors have
a potential life of up to 20 years, depending on their
moving parts weekly to help prevent rust.
hoist oil frequently.
- Consider the
amount of waste generated by your business or building.
volume would decrease the cost effectiveness
of the compactor.
- Make sure there
is enough space for the compactor to be moved in and out.
- If the
compactor will reside above a parking lot or open underground
the weight capacity of that structure.
- Keep a record
of control keys and authorized personnel who will use the
compactor. Federal regulations require at least two keys, one that remains in a
manager’s office and one going with an employee who will operate
- Ensure that
there is enough space for operator loading and maintenance.