Frequently Asked Questions
Are trash compactors worth it?
Yes, trash compactors are worth buying for several reasons. Trash compactors are good for the environment because they decrease the number of trash bags going into landfills. They also reduce the volume of trash in the dumpster which also reduces the number of times every week that the dumpster needs to be emptied. Overall, trash compactors are definitely worth it.
What’s the best trash compactor?
The best trash compactor in our opinion is the Gladiator Modular Garage Trash Compactor since it is powerful, easy to use, and not very expensive.
How long do trash compactors last?
Trash compactors usually last between 7 and 11 years, on average.
Do trash compactors need special bags?
Yes, trash compactors need special bags to withstand the amount of force that is being applied to them.
Can you put food in a trash compactor?
Yes, typically you can toss anything you would usually throw away in the garbage into your trash compactor. That means it’s completely okay for you to put food in your trash compactor.
Can you put glass in a trash compactor?
No, don’t put glass in a trash compactor because the glass shards can easily poke through the bag and cut you. I recommend compacting glass separately in specialized compacting equipment.
How does a trash compactor work?
Trash compactors work like this: First, place your waste items into the bin, and when the bin is full, you should close the receptacle and turn on the compactor. Make sure to never use your hands or feet to push trash down into the bin, and never allow children to play near an unsecured trash compactor.