How to Choose the Right Waste Compactor

The right waste compactor for you will be different to the right compactor for somebody else. It all depends on your needs. Why do you need a compactor?
Our range of compactors differ from one to the next and with so much to choose from, the pressure to make the correct decision, to choose the machine with the correct features, can be daunting. But not to worry; here is a breakdown of compactor types and why you might decide to choose one.

How much space do you have?

The first thing to establish when considering which compactor to buy or rent is how much space you have to accommodate a compactor. Where a lot of these machines are rather sizeable, sometimes it can be tricky to fit them within certain sites, however, we do supply smaller models if size proves to be an issue.

Does your compactor need to travel?

We stock portable compactors, as well as static compactors. You may need a portable compactor if you’re travelling to events in different locations. A static compactor however, is more likely going to stay in the same place for the foreseeable future and so is suited to warehouses, offices, and retail outlets or parks.

How much waste do you produce?

You should take into account the volume of waste you’re producing, as well as the shape of it. If, for example, you’re often throwing out large cardboard boxes, these may prove difficult to fit in a compactor with a smaller infeed relative to a larger model. As compactors often vary in capacity, it is also important to know how much waste needs disposing of on a regular basis (which can vary from daily to weekly to monthly).

Asking yourself these questions will give you a good baseline from which to make an informed decision. Our website also has a filter feature, which allows you to select the key properties you need in a compactor to give you the best result. You can filter by waste material, weekly volume of waste produced, and by type of compactor. Each compactor has a set of specifications to help you understand the capabilities and functions, thereby providing you with the knowledge to make the right purchase.