Industrial trash compactors are an important asset to any manufacturing or large corporate business. One of the main benefits of industrial compactors is that they reduce the number of different types of waste that is collected, and with many different industries with different waste needs, that can be a lot.

For example, waste from a restaurant (food and cardboard)  is going to be very different from manufacturing waste (metals, containers, etc). 

That’s where AC Waste comes in; our industrial compactors are suitable for all types of waste.

Here are the main four types of waste our trash compactors are built for:

#1  Waste Type: Wet Waste

Our self-contained compactor features a variety of loading options to suit wet and dry waste applications of larger volumes. 

The container and the body of the compactor are built as integral units and are taken to the landfill together. Although they are ideal for wet waste management, these trash compactors are also frequently used for dry waste. 

#2 Waste Type: Industrial Waste 

Our single cylinder stationary compactor has been created specifically for the toughest applications, specifically industrial waste management. 

Stationary compactors are basically permanent fixtures in one place. They work well for places like light industrial plants, manufacturing plants, etc. 

These trash compactors help lower the cost of haulage and reduce the material handling expense with each load. 

#3 Waste Type: Recyclable Waste

There are certain types of industrial trash compactors that focus more on recyclable materials like plastic, paper, rags, aluminum, and cardboard. 

The vertical baler is the perfect option for those who have recyclable waste and are looking to help the environment. 

Using such compactors cuts down on maintenance and it is easier to load as well, making it a great option for environmentally conscious businesses. 

#4 Waste Type: Dry Waste

Stationary industrial compactors are also ideal for dry waste management because the feed capacities, compaction force, and loading options can be adjusted to suit your specific needs.

These trash compactors are easy to operate and work well for nursing homes, schools, fast food places, hotels, and restaurants.


Here at AC Waste, we can assist in the inspection, installation and updates of all our compactors right on site. 

As you are inspecting your compactors if you have any questions regarding parts or components feel free to contact us. 

About The Author

Nic Ahola is the Director of Operations for AC Waste Services over the past 10+ years. With multiple years of experience in the industry Nic’s wealth of knowledge to discuss key industry topics is never-ending.

He works directly with businesses to implement waste management systems that are convenient to a business’s operations while reducing the unnecessary costs and common problems associated with waste.

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