Verti-I Pack vertical trash compactor from Marathon Equipment

Vert-I-Pack Vertical Trash COMPACTORs

Marathon® Vert-I-Pack® (V.I.P.) vertical trash compactors for front load and rear load garbage trucks are ideal for applications where space for a compactor is limited, or where roll-off collection service is not available.

The V.I.P. vertical trash compactor is designed to handle dry or wet waste and is perfect for shopping plazas, restaurants, cafeterias, fast food locations, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and much more.

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3 Yr. Structure | 2 Yr. Parts | 1 Yr. Labor

Introducing The Marathon Compaction Solutions Warranty

Marathon Equipment is pleased to announce the release of our updated Warranty Coverage program. This warranty will take effect and be applicable on all products sold on or after June 1, 2021. Please note: this warranty plan is not retroactive to products sold prior to June 1, 2021. Our existing Signature Series® Warranty, Compactor Warranty, and Auger Warranties have been combined into a new Compaction Solutions Warranty. The Compaction Solutions Warranty includes 3-year structural warranty, 2-year part warranty, and 1-year labor warranty.

Vert-I-Pack Features

  • Use for front, side, or rear-feed applications
  • Adjustable to accommodate
  • 4, 6, or 8 cubic-yard containers
  • Low-Profile feed heights
  • Rigid anchoring platform
  • Triple interlock system
  • Available from 3 to 8 cubic-yard capacities


Purchasing Marathon trash compactors and balers through Sourcewell really simplifies the bidding process. All you have to do is get with a dealer, select your compactor or balers, we provide Sourcewell member pricing, and you simply issue a P.O.

Morgan ThomasMunicipal Equipment

Vert-I-Pack Vertical Compactor Standard Features

The Vert-I-Pack vertical compactor is designed to simplify compacted waste dumping, save driver time, and substantially reduce maintenance costs. A front-load operator can remove and empty the container in less than 90 seconds. 

Vert-I-Pack has a reversible feature that allows the unit to be easily converted to a front or rear feed configuration by moving the interchangeable bolt-on container stops. This enables one compactor to be used for a variety of applications.

The Vert-I-Pack telescoping legs allow for up or down adjustment to accommodate 4, 6, or 8 cubic-yard containers. The process of vertical compaction eliminates all openings in the side of the container from which waste materials can leak or spill. The location of the ram above the refuse prevents trash and liquids from collecting behind the packer panel, which can foul the cylinder or create damage, especially in freezing weather. Integral container guides provide three inches of vertical tolerance, making re-entry fast and smooth.

Triple Lock mechanical door interlock prevents the door from being opened at all times except when the unit is in the proper feeding position. A second interlock prevents the unit from cycling (operating) when the door is in the open position. The third interlock prevents the unit from functioning when the container is not in the proper position.

The Marathon line of low-profile Vert-I-Pack compactors range in size from three to eight cubic yards. They are available with feed heights as low as 45″, and in front, rear, or side-feed configurations. 

The Vert-I-Pack keeps refuse inside the unit, unlike unsightly open containers which often attract scavengers and vermin. The Vert-I-Pack also prevents others from dumping refuse into your container since the Vert-I-Pack is key-operated and controlled. The Vert-I-Pack stores refuse in an ozone-rich atmosphere (with optional ozonation device), helps control odors, and manages insects and their larvae.

The Vert-I-Pack is a real space saver. With more than 13 tons of crushing force, it reduces the contents of many non-compacting open containers into one Vert-I-Pack container. This saves time and money as the hauler has just one container to pick up. It also lengthens the time between pick-ups, which can eliminate weekend overflow and the need for expensive special pick-ups.

The Vert-I-Pack is designed with the operator in mind. It has no heavy or clumsy lids to open and close, just a single easy-to-open door.

The Vert-I-Pack controls employee pilferage. The optional security kit (rear-feed and side-feed units only) enables the unit to be fed from inside the building, eliminating the temptation of employees to place merchandise into a box, stash the box in the trash container, and return later to retrieve the merchandise. The locking feature also prevents illegal dumping by third parties into your container.  With today’s waste removal costs, it is important to safeguard valuable waste disposal capacity/resources.

SIDE-Feed Configuration

The Vert-I-Pack side-feed configuration (shown left) installed at a supermarket equipped with an optional “thru-the-wall” security chute.

Integrated Driver Light

The Integrated Driver Light illuminates green to signal the driver that the container is okay to be removed and dumped, making operation quick and simple.


The Marathon VIP-LOCK® positive container lock-in device prevents container “walking.” The container “rides over” the compactor unit as the truck moves the container into place. In the fully inserted position, the compaction force inside the container prevents it from moving out of place.

Compaction Options

The perfect configuration for your specific needs

Options are an essential part of virtually any compactor installation. Whether the options are for safety issues, convenience, operation efficiencies, or monitoring systems, waste-handling equipment can be fitted with a variety of customizable features to meet the demands of the application. Marathon compactor options include several categories such as: container-fullness measuring systems, usage-measurement systems, cycle-control systems, power pack options, odor-control systems, and steel options.

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Have Questions About The VERT-I-PACK (VIP) Trash Compactor?

Contact your local Marathon Compaction team today to request a complimentary site survey.