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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

- 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 compaction.

- 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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