Garbage compactors are a great way to reduce the amount of waste that your household produces. By compressing waste, they can reduce its size and volume by up to two-thirds. This means that you can reduce the number of trips to the landfill, as well as the cost of labor to handle it. In addition, if landfill charges are based on volume, compaction will reduce overall landfill costs.
Compactors come in two main types: indoor and outdoor. Indoor compactors have inner containers that can hold up to 55 gallons, which is equivalent to approximately 1100 gallons of compacted waste. Outdoor compactors are lined with a durable plastic container and a sturdy bag, which can hold up to 1000 gallons of trash (or approximately 5 cubic yards) before needing to be emptied. Modern garbage compactors come with additional safety features, such as an alarm that will sound in the event of a malfunction or if the container has been loaded incorrectly.
They also handle both dry and wet waste, have more capacity for storage, and effectively control odors. To estimate the savings that could be obtained by adding a compactor to process compacted waste compared to loose waste, simply estimate the compaction ratio or the capacity to reduce the volume of the equipment and then divide the total of loose waste that is processed by that factor. If you're looking for an easy way to keep your kitchen clean and maintain good sanitation throughout your house, then installing a garbage compactor is a great option. Not only will it help you save money on landfill costs, but it will also help you save space in your kitchen by eliminating bulky garbage.