Advantages of Compaction:
- Saves labor time and money
- Decreases collection costs
- Stops theft
- Controls smells
- Prevents unauthorized dumping
- Stops scavengers and access to trash
- Improves housekeeping
- Reduces insect and rodent problems
- Controls leakage
Three Types of Waste/Related Compactors:
- Dry Waste | Stationary Compactors: The compactor body is bolted to the customer's concrete pad at four or more anchor points, depending on the equipment. The container is attached on each side to the compactor body with two ratchet binders. Stationary compactors pack waste directly into a separate receiver container that can be swapped out on a pickup day. Removal of the container is accomplished by loosening the ratchet binders. Stationary compactors are designed for the removal of dry waste.
- Wet Waste | Self Contained Compactors: The compactor body and container are built as an integral unti and are taken to the landfill together. Self contained are designed for wet waste, but are used frequently for dry waaste to avoid the mess made when breaking a stationary compactor away. The power pack is normally remote to avoid damage while traveling to the landfill.
- Bulky Waste | Precrushers: A precrusher is a stationary compactor built with a bulkhead at the end of the charge box. Prescrushers are designed for product destruction.