Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any up front costs? No. You only pay a fee when we compact your dumpster.
  2. Do we have to commit to a compaction schedule or minimum # of compactions? No.  You can use us on an on-call basis as often as you like.
  3. How does this benefit us? (A) You will save on waste removal cost through fewer hauls  (B) Your employees will avoid double-handling trash or compacting it with a forklift to make more room in the dumpster (C) You’ll have a back-up plan when your dumpster hauler is unavailable or if your trash is too high and the hauler can understandably not haul it as a result.
  4. How will we save money? You will be substituting less expensive compactions for a % of your hauls.
  5. Is this better for the environment?  Yes. In addition to reducing your landfill impact by 29-67%, you’ll reduce fuel consumption and emissions because a compaction is one trip vs. two for a haul.
  6. Will our tonnage fees increase since our dumpsters will now be heavier?  You will save overall even if your contract calls for tonnage fees because although your tonnage per haul increases, the savings from your # of haul reductions more than offset it.  Plus, if you are paying a minimum tonnage fee and not filling the dumpster with that minimum tonnage, you’ll actually save on the imputed tonnage fee because you’ll be unlikely to have tonnage below the minimum charge weight for which you are currently paying.  This is a key reason we offer a 30-day no obligation fee trial to prove it so you will never be at risk for paying more than you are paying today.
  7. What type of dumpsters do you service? Open-top, 20-40 yard size.
  8. What kind of trash can you compact? Basically anything except concrete/masonry (due to DOT weight restrictions on dumpsters).   If you’re in Construction, Manufacturing, Logistics and any other industry using a roll-off dumpster you owe it to your company to give us a call for your free demonstration.
  9. What about weight limits?  We avoid exceeding weight limits by not compacting dumpsters that contain large amounts of masonry/concrete materials.  As long as concrete/masonry is not more than 5% of the volume, weight is fine.  We exhibit as much concern for this as you.
  10. How long does a compaction take? Anywhere from 1-5 minutes depending on the type of trash and how full the dumpster is.
  11. Is this safe for the dumpster? Yes. Your forklifts or front-loaders are more likely to damage it if you are compacting with them.  Our compactor drum is narrower than the width of the dumpster so it doesn’t touch the sides.   This 3 ton, toothed, compactor drum uses gravity to press straight down and lower the waste height by reducing voids between waste as it grips the waste.  The compacting resistance of the waste is less than the bowing resistance of these study dumpsters which weigh several tons themselves, so the walls do not bow out as a result of our compacting service.  In addition, in the unlikely (and yet to have happened) event of damage we directly cause, we assume liability as stated in our Service Acknowledgement.