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Reference Guide

Three Models Plus a Variety of Options

Compacting Dumpster - 6 Yard Front Load

Compacting Dumpster - 6 Yard Rear Load

Compacting Dumpsters are ideal for:

  • Restaurants
  • Supermarkets
  • Grocery Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Schools
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Malls & Shopping Centers
  • Motels / Hotels
  • Military Bases
  • Transfer Stations
  • Many other Industrial and Commercial applications.

To view the Features, Specifications and Options of each choose from below:

6-Yard Front Load (6YFL)

6-Yard Rear Load (6YRL) 

4-Yard Front Load (4YFL)

Note: Our Preliminary Considerations Checklist for Outdoor Compactors may be helpful

The Compacting Dumpsters are a liquid tight (up to 17") design that allows for both wet and dry waste to be compacted and stored while awaiting disposal. These Outdoor Compactors (also referred to occasionally as Compactor Dumpsters or Dumpster Compactors) offer a unique way to handle large amounts of trash with very little space outdoors. Trash Haulers are able to 'tip' these compacting dumpsters in the same way that they do their other (non-compacting) dumpsters. Oftentimes, waste hauling costs can be cut in half as a result of the reduction in service (tipping) requirements. 

Safety, Cleanliness & Sanitation

In addition to substantially reducing tipping fees / charges, these compactors can also help towards greatly reducing scavengers, insect and rodent problems, odor problems, fire hazards, overflowing dumpsters and much more. 

Great Design

Many standard features help make this a must for numerous waste processing applications. For example, the counter-balanced loading door is easy to open and the loading height is only about 3 feet. In addition, the power unit is free-standing and can be placed nearby the trash compactor at the most convenient location.

Simple & Safe Operation

The operation of the outdoor waste compactor is simple and safe. After opening the counter-balanced loading door and discarding the trash into the large one cubic yard hopper, it is just a matter of closing the door and pushing the start button. The waste compactor cycles completely within 20 seconds and it is ready to accept more trash. These trash compactors come with many safety features such as a dual interlock system on the loading door and keylock controls that prevent unauthorized and unsafe operation. In addition, all controls are UL listed and the compactor meets or exceeds all ANSI and OSHA standards.

Below are some of the Standard specifications and features to consider as well as Options when evaluating a Compacting Dumpster:

Compacting Dumpsters - Standard Specification Considerations:

  • Loading Chamber Size
  • Loading Chamber Height
  • Cycle Time
  • Total Force
  • Total Face Pressure
  • Ram Penetration
  • Power Unit Specifics such as HP Motor, Pump Size & Oil Reservoir
  • Remote Power Unit with Quick Disconnect Hoses
  • Cylinder Bore Size, Cylinder Rod Size and Stroke
  • Steel Construction

Compacting Dumpsters -  Standard Features to consider:

  • Safety Standards such as ANSI and OSHA as well as UL on the Controls
  • Counter-balanced loading door for easy opening
  • Simplicity of Operation
  • Pushbutton controls
  • Key Operated controls
  • Protective Power Unit Cover
  • Dual Safety Interlock for Hydraulics (no operation if door is open) and Mechanical (prevents opening the door during compaction)
  • Ease of loading
  • Ease of installation

Compacting Dumpsters - Options to consider:

  • 3 Phase or Single Phase Power
  • Oil Heater
  • Guide Rails
  • Push / Pull Brackets (for helping to maneuver with a forklift)
  • Extra Density / Compaction Force



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