Waste compactors are designed to accumulate solid waste and secondary resources in a container with subsequent compression. Their advantage is compressing the garbage in a large container with the possibility of its further removal to the landfill. The compactors are not designed for the accumulation of large waste, and individual models are equipped with a loading mechanism for containers of various construction. Frequently, such containers are installed in open areas. They are adapted for transportation on trucks with a special hook.
The most important characteristic of the compactor is the volume of the container, as it is attached directly to the volume of waste being collected. Another, no less important parameter is the effort created by the pressing plate, because it depends on the degree of compaction of the accumulated waste or secondary resources.