Bramidan Baler with wide filling opening located at Donson Machine warehouse

Self-Contained Compactor
for Trash, Garbage, & Wet Waste

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Tired of dealing with the challenges of managing wet waste or waste with high liquid content? Introducing our top-of-the-line Self-Contained Compactors, designed specifically for businesses like yours.

These compactors offer the ultimate solution for handling and disposing of wet waste efficiently and effectively.

The Problem with Wet Waste

Wet waste, also known as organic waste, can be a major challenge for businesses to manage. This type of waste typically includes food scraps, paper products, and other biodegradable materials. The main issue with wet waste is its high liquid content, which makes it heavy and difficult to handle.

Traditional waste management solutions, such as open-top containers or standard compactors, are not equipped to handle wet waste effectively. This can lead to overflowing bins, foul odors, and potential pest infestation. Moreover, disposing of wet waste in landfills can cause environmental damage due to the production of harmful gases like methane.

Self-Contained Compactors | The Ultimate Solution for Wet Waste

Our compactor units feature cutting-edge technology to handle wet waste with ease. Bramidan's self-contained compactor system is guaranteed to get the job done efficiently, with no need to worry about spills and odors. Plus, we offer a wide range of sizes and models to fit your specific needs.

Our self-contained compactors are perfect for businesses looking to reduce their environmental impact and streamline waste management. Rest easy knowing our products are built to last, ensuring a worthwhile investment in the long run. 

Not sure which compactor is right for you? Check out our Compactor Buying Guide.

Location and Mobility

Our Self-Contained Compactors are designed to be highly mobile and easy to relocate. They are ideal for locations where the waste source and disposal areas are in close proximity. Whether you need to move it within your facility or to a new site, our compactors make the process hassle-free.

Ideal for Wet Waste

Our compactors are specifically designed for wet waste or waste with high liquid content, such as food waste. They are commonly found in supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses that generate organic waste. Say goodbye to the challenges of managing liquid waste.

System Configuration

With our Self-Contained Compactors, the compactor and the container are integrated into a single unit. This integrated design ensures efficient waste containment and management, making it easier for you to handle your waste disposal needs.

Efficient Emptying Process

When it's time to empty the compactor, the entire unit is lifted onto a roll-off truck and hauled away for emptying. Once emptied, it is returned back to your site, ready to continue its waste management duties. 

Cost-Effective Solution

Stationary compactors are generally more cost-effective to purchase and install compared to other waste management systems. However, operational costs may vary depending on the hauling agreement and frequency of waste collection.

Odor and Leaks

Our Self-Contained Compactors are designed to be liquid-tight, effectively containing odors and preventing leaks. This makes them perfect for handling wet or organic waste, ensuring a clean and odor-free environment for your business.

A Deeper Dive into Trash Compactors: An Essential Asset

As businesses adapt to changing requirements, efficient waste management becomes a crucial aspect of maintaining a clean, safe, and environmentally-friendly workspace. An effective solution to this challenge lies in the investment of trash compactors.

In this article, we explore the mechanics of trash compactors, their capability to handle various waste types, their capacity, and their effectiveness in waste management.


How Does a Trash Compactor Work?

A trash compactor is a motorized device designed to minimize the volume of waste by compressing it into smaller, more manageable pieces. Here's a step-by-step rundown of how it operates:

  • Loading: The process begins by loading the waste into the compactor's bin.
  • Compression: Once activated, an electric or hydraulic-powered metal ram compresses the waste into a small, dense package.
  • Collection: After compression, the compacted waste is either collected in a bin or bag for easy disposal or awaits further compacting.

The mechanism involves a metal ram moving on tracks, powered by an electric motor or a hydraulic system, compacting the garbage within the bin of the compactor

Specific compactors like polystyrene compactors can reduce the volume of waste by up to 98%, showcasing the effectiveness of trash compactors in managing waste.

Investing in a trash compactor is a smart move for businesses looking waste management game. Get ready to take your waste management practices to the next level.

What Types of Waste Can be Compacted?

Trash compactors are versatile and can handle a variety of waste types including:

Wood Fragments: Such as sawdust, wood chips, and thin plywood pieces.
Metals and Cans: Metal waste can be compacted, including aluminum cans.
Plastic and Cardboard: Items such as plastic bottles and cardboard boxes.
Other Materials: Like paper and even garden debris.

Specialized compactors are available for specific types of waste, ensuring efficient compaction and disposal.

How Much Waste Can a Trash Compactor Handle?

The capacity of a trash compactor largely depends on its size and design. For instance:

Portable Trash Compactors: Can handle up to 1000 gallons of trash.
Regular Indoor Trash Compactors: Range from about 25-gallon capacity up to around 55 gallons.
Large Compactors: Such as a 40-yard compactor, can hold up to 5 to 6 tons of waste.

Different compactors come with varying ratios of compaction, enabling the handling of more waste with higher compaction ratios.

Will a Trash Compactor Help in Reducing the Volume of Waste?

Absolutely! Trash compactors are engineered to significantly reduce the volume of waste, making waste management more efficient and cost-effective. They can:

Reduce Volume: Many models can reduce the volume of trash by a ratio of 5:1 or more, translating to less frequent garbage pickups and lower hauling costs.
Space-Saving: By compressing waste, trash compactors help save valuable space in waste disposal areas.
Cost-Effective: By reducing the frequency of waste pickups, businesses can save on the costs associated with waste management.

Incorporating a Trash Compactor: What Business Owners Need to Know

Waste compactors have become indispensable for medium to large businesses seeking to manage their waste efficiently. However, the integration of this equipment calls for a thorough understanding of the space requirements, safety measures, and how they dovetail into existing waste management systems. 

Space Requirements

Installation Space

Base/Floor Preparation: Trash compactors require a solid concrete base to endure the weight and secure the equipment. For most roll-off applications, a surface dimension of 12 feet wide by 25-45 feet in length is essential, although compacting dumpsters have a smaller footprint.
Height Clearance: A minimum height clearance of 25 feet is needed for self-contained compactors, while small outdoor compactors necessitate a minimum height clearance of 30 feet​.

Integration into Existing Systems:

Ease of Integration: Incorporating compactors and balers into existing waste management strategies is often straightforward and can be handled with ease. Various compactor options are available that can seamlessly integrate with your existing system, aided by sensor technology to reduce waste collection frequency.

Handling Multiple Waste Streams: Modern trash compactors are designed to handle a range of waste types including dry, wet, bulky, and mixed waste streams, making them a versatile addition to your current waste management system.

Site Preparation:

Electrical Access: The proximity of electrical service impacts the installation cost. Solar-powered compactors are alternatives where electrical service is lacking.
Hauler Access: The site should be free of overhead obstructions, with ample room for haulers to maneuver safely in and out of the premises.


Safety Measures:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Employees should wear safety gloves, goggles, earplugs, and hard hats when operating waste balers and compactors.
Equipment Safety Features: Features like Emergency Stop Button ensure safety during operation.


Thorough training for staff on the correct use and safety protocols of operating a trash compactor is crucial. This training should cover operation guidelines and emergency procedures, ensuring only authorized and properly trained personnel operate the compactors

Reach out to find the right compactor for you.

Kristian Buur

President of Bramidan US


Kristian Buur

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