Waste disposal can be expensive, especially if you generate a lot of waste and have to arrange of storage and transport of the excess material. Compactors can help you minimize your expenses and make it easier for manage the waste. There are different kinds of compactors available in the market and you can choose them based on the type of waste you need to process on a daily basis. Here’s a brief description of the two commonly used compactors:

Self-Contained Compactors

These compactors are generally used to process granulated or wet waste material. This compactor is used if the waste material generates liquid during the compaction. The liquid needs to be collected and disposed as well and self-contained compactors provide that ability.

These compactors have a permanently attached container that collects all liquid waste so that you can dispose it responsibly after compaction. The container helps minimize leaking and ensures there’s no mess during compaction. These compactors include drainable sumps, guided platens, and switchless operation for easier repair and maintenance.

Stationary Compactors

These compactors or balers are ideal for dry waste like cardboard, newspapers, and other such recyclable materials. This compactor doesn’t have a separate container to collect any liquid waste so if you add anything that might generate liquid during compaction, you can expect leakages and other such problems. Stationary compactors need to be anchored to the ground at the job site so they’re not easy to move once installed.

This is done to minimize vibration and provide the compactor with a solid anchor. Most recycling facilities use compactors in order to make the dry waste material easier to store and transport. Stationary compactors can be quite large, especially ones that are designed to process large amounts of material at the same time. You need to plan their location carefully before installation.

If you want to process waste that’s more likely to generate liquid, you should choose self-contained compactors. If you only need to process dry waste like cardboard and paper, you should purchase or lease stationary compactors. You can also look for customized waste management and compaction solutions by speaking with the dealer and explaining your particular requirements.