Selection Criteria

Compactor Selection Criteria

Size of Waste

Is the Feed Opening (Clear Top) large enough to accommodate the largest items without bridging?


Is there sufficient volume of recyclable materials to warrant removing them from the waste stream? Recycling equipment or additional compaction equipment may be needed.

Safety Standards

Does the installation comply with recommended ANSI standards?

Is there a 42" high barrier between the user and the charge box?

Is there an access interlock switch on chute or hopper doors and gates?

Is there a "momentary contact" control required?

Power Source

Is adequate power available? Three or single phase?


Is the compactor located for easiest use? Loading height?

Can a hopper, doghouse (charge box enclosure) or cart dumping system improve convenience?

Can value be added (building or employee security) by loading through the wall?

Would an Ozone Odor Control System solve odor or pest control problems?


Does, or can, the waste flow to one central point?

Available Space

Is there space for the compaction system and maneuvering room for collection trucks?

Is there adequate over-head clearance? Is the collection truck front-load or rear-load?

Is there compatibility with the collection truck?

Check out the dimensional data chart.

Baler Selection Criteria

It is reasonably easy to misapply a baling machine or place it an area that does not benefit the customer. Your local dealer or Recyling Solutions will help guide you through the selection and location process to assure you are getting the best choice of equipment, layout, and to fit within your budget requirements. The process of gathering all the pertinent information is very important. The following is a list of basic questions that need to be answered before the right model and location for your application can be determined:

  • What do you plan to bale?
  • What is the largest size of the majority of the material?
  • How much material will be baled at the busiest hour?
  • How will the baler be fed?
  • How will the bales be stored?
  • What is the shipping method?
  • Is there a maximum weight to achieve on the shipping conveyance?
  • Will the bales be tied manually or automatically?
  • What language will be used in operating and servicing baler?
  • Is a telephone line nearby?

By answering the above, you have given the information necessary to offer a few baler choices or ideas. Now the infrastructure to support the recommendation needs to be considered:

  • Is there adequate room for the baler? Considering the space required for the baler is only a small part of the total space required. What about room for the feeding apparatus (conveyor, air system, cart dumper or loader)? Is there room to eject and handle the bales?
  • Check ceiling height as well as width and length of the space.
  • Is there adequate door height to bring the unit into the building?
  • Will the floor support the weight of the recommended equipment?
  • What is the available voltage and can the machine can be started across-the-line?
  • Will the location of the equipment be close to where the material is generated and/or shipped?