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Many businesses 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 unit.

- Much of the initial cost invested in purchasing the compactor can be offset by
  lowered disposal costs.

- Roll-on 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
   management area.   Trash pile-up or overflow is limited.

- Some units have an odor neutralizer available, which reduces smells and
   bacteria growth.

- 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

- Unlike traditional trash dumpsters, self-contained compactors are closed to rain
   and other elements, reducing rust and decay.  They are also more structurally
   sturdy and difficult to overload.


- Obtain the space specifications of any self-contained / roll-on, roll-off  
   compactor.  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.  Training should
   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
   maintenance.  Grease moving parts weekly to help prevent rust.  Change the
   hoist oil frequently. 

Consider the amount of waste generated by your business or building.  Too little

   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 area, verify
   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 the device.

Ensure that there is enough space for operator loading and maintenance.



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