Economy is usually the answer. Compacted loads require fewer trips to the disposal site than uncompacted loads. The more material you pack into your container the more economical each trip to the landfill will be.
Benefits of Compaction:
- Discourages Scavengers
- Saves Labor Costs
- Reduces Collection Costs
- Reduces Insect/Rodent Problems
- Prevents Windblown Trash
- Controls Odor
- Saves Inside Storage Space and Outside Parking Spaces
- Extends Pavement Life
- Stops scavengers and pilferage issues
- Prevents Unauthorized Access To Your Trash
- Prevents Unauthorized Disposal
Which Type of Compactor is Best? Three Types of DMS Waste Compactors
- Wet Waste | Self Contained Compactors: The compactor body and container are built as an integral unit and are taken to the landfill together. Self-contained are designed for wet waste, but are used frequently for dry waste 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..
- 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 pickup day. Removal of the container is accomplished by loosening the ratchet binders. Stationary compactors are designed for the removal of dry waste.
- Bulky Waste | Pre-crushers: A pre-crusher is a stationary compactor built with a bulkhead at the end of the charge box. Pre-crushers are designed for product destruction
Concrete Pad Requirements for Compactors:
- 6″ thick steel reinforced – 3000 psi concrete
- Four (4) 3/4″ anchor bolts (minimum)
- 10 ft. wide x 5 ft. greater than the combined length of the compactor and container