Wastequip Upgrades Apartment Compactor Options to Enhance Compatibility, Ease of Use, Space Optimization

May 18, 2023

[CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 18, 2023] — Wastequip, North America’s leading manufacturer of waste handling equipment, has upgraded its full line of compactors to include a smaller footprint option with upgraded safety and connectivity features. These new product options will be available through distributors or directly through Wastequip beginning in May.

Wastequip’s newest stationary compactor design offers powerful compaction in a smaller overall footprint and shorter feeder chute, making it ideal for tight spaces. Its new one-side ratchet latch system allows for easy and seamless connection to nearly any brand or model equipment, ensuring greater flexibility and easy in-field latch change-outs while avoiding the mess caused by possible connection gaps. Additional design features focus on safety, ease of use and time savings. These include a lighter lid to increase operator comfort, a laser eye sensor to monitor the contents of the hopper and automatically cycle the compactor as needed, a simplified control panel and reduced key functions and a manual forward button that allows the user to move the ram forward to clear jams.

This new product builds upon the success of the Opti-Pak vertical compactor series launched last year for hospitality and commercial applications and offers all the power and durability Wastequip products are known for, along with an industry leading warranty.  Its launch is also evidence of Wastequip’s continued efforts to seek input from customers, benchmark competitors and deliver solutions to common problems and unmet needs through thoughtful design.

“Our Wastequip product engineers and sales teams are committed to engaging with and really listening to our customers and prospects to determine what they really need and adjust our offerings accordingly,” said Nick Daddabbo, director of product management at Wastequip. “We’ve examined every aspect of our previous models and what’s available from our competitors to design and manufacture what we believe to be the best small footprint apartment compactor available today, and we encourage anyone in the market for one to reach out to one of our sales team members for more information.”




Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in the industry. Wastequip offers the broadest range of waste equipment, which includes carts, containers, trucks, parts, service and technology, for the collection, transport and disposal of waste and recyclables. The company’s brands include Wastequip®, Toter®, ConFab®, Amrep®, Galbreath®, Pioneer™, Mountain Tarp®, Wastequip WRX™, Wastebuilt®, ContainerPros®, wasteware™, and Accurate™. For more information, visit www.wastequip.com.

Allison Eckley 
The Brandon Agency