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Bergmann Portable Compactors

Bergmann are the leading manufacturer of roll-on-off (ro-ro) and skip (chain-lift) portable compactors in Europe. The revolutionary 'throw-over blade' design eliminates the worst part of traditional compactor maintenance: the need to clean out the area behind the ram blade. By locating the cylinders in the side of the portable compactor, there's no need for the space behind the ram blade, so no cleaning hatch and cylinders never come into contact with the waste, reducing maintenance and increasing the lifespan.

Why Choose Portable Compactors?

Compare these two pictures of waste building up in a traditional compactor with cross-shaped rams and the design of a Bergmann portable compactor. The 'throw-over-blade' concept allows continuous feeding as waste is scraped from the hopper and thrown in front of the blade to push into the container. In a traditional compactor, unless you clean out the waste caught behind the blade, it builds up, jamming the cylinders and with wet waste, destroying the cylinder seals.

Why Bergmann compactors are superior to traditional compactors
Traditional compactors have a space behind the press plate which clogs up with material over time. It has to be regularly cleaned out or the cylinders jam or the seals corrode, especially with wet waste. Bergmann compactors have cylinders in the side, separate from the waste and no chamber behind the press plate.


Bergmann MPB907 Portable Compactor
Bergmann MPB907 SN20, 20 cubic metre portable compactor for general and wet waste

Bergmann MPB907 - roll-on-off (ro-ro)

This is the specialist roll-on-off portable compactor for wet and general waste, available in capacities from 14 to 20m³ for the UK market.




MPB907 SN20 'China Box' - low-height model
Bergmann MPB907 'China Box' low height portable compactor: overall height is reduced to 2250mm

Bergmann MPB907 - 'China Box' - roll-on-off (ro-ro)

The 'China Box' portable compactor is a low-height version of the MPB907 with a height of 2250mm instead of the standard 2610mm. It's called 'China Box' because it was designed to fit inside a shipping container with a maximum height of 2350mm.




Bergmann APB606 Portable Compactor for Dry Mixed Recyclables
Bergmann APB606 and 607 have the largest feed aperture of any portable compactor in the UK. APB606 has the 'pendulum roof' an inset roof which swings down to aid the discharge of compacted materials, in particular cardboard

Bergmann APB606 - roll-on-off (ro-ro)

The APB606 is a specialist portable compactor for dry recyclables and has a unique 'pendulum roof' which swings down when the compactor is discharged to ensure that recyclables, in particular cardboard do not stick in the container.




Bergmann APB607 Portable Compactor for Dry Mixed Recyclables and General Waste
Bergmann APB607 Portable Compactor for Dry Mixed Recyclables. Split-lid version on a local authority site

Bergmann APB607 - roll-on-off (ro-ro)

The APB607 is the dry mixed recyclables (DMR) roll-on-off portable compactor. It has the largest loading aperture of any compactor available in the UK.




Bergmann MPB405 SN10 hooklift compactor
MPB405 SN10 with a hooklift frame: 10 cubic metre (14 yard) ro-ro compactor

Bergmann MPB405 - roll-on-off (ro-ro)

The MPB405 portable compactor with roll-on-off frame is a roro version of the MPB405 skip compactor. Capacities range from 8m³ to 12m³








Bergmann MPB 405 SN10 Portable Skip Compactor
Bergmann MPB405 SN10: 10 cubic metre (14 cubic yard) portable skip compactor for general and wet waste.

Bergmann MPB405 - skiplift

The standard Bergmann wet and general waste skiplift portable compactor in capacities from 8m³ to 12m³

To find out what the best portable compactors are for your business, call 0845 226 5803 or fill out our contact form.



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    Bergmann Direct supply a full range of vertical, semi-automatic horizontal waste balers and fully automatic horizontal balers.

    Our waste balers can handle all the standard materials such as cardboard, soft plastics (shrink-wrap, plastic sheeting), PET bottles, hard plastics, aluminium and steel cans even difficult materials such as RDF which require plastic strapping and wrapping to be compliant.

    Bergmann Direct supply a range of vertical balers. for cardboard, plastic and metal cans. Mill-size balers are ideal for low to medium volumes (0.3 – 1 tonne per hour) of cardboard, soft plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans. UK paper mills require ‘mill-size’ bales in order to attract rebates on cardboard. Manually loaded and tied off. Bale pressure up to 50 tonnes. View the Vertical Baler range here.

    Semi - Automatic (Manual Tie) horizontal waste balers.are ideal for larger volumes (1 to 3 tonnes per hour) of cardboard, plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans,  where volume loading is required from a bin lifter, bucket, forklift truck or a conveyor. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. The bales are tied off by hand and the bale is fully-ejected before another bale or another material is started. Bale pressure from 80 to 120 tonnes.

    The fully - automatic (auto-tie) horizontal waste required when volume processing 3 to 16 tonnes per hour. Bales are automatically tied off and pushed out (the bale behind pushes out the bale in front). Feeding is typically by bucket, forklift truck, conveyor or chute. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. Bale pressure from 40 to 120 tonnes.

    RDF is a difficult material which is often made up of small particles of residual waste after the main items have been outsorted. It requires a) high pressure; b) plastic ties and c) bale wrapping. You need a plastic tie facility on your baler which RDF balers.use and you will need a bale wrapper aswell. Feeding is typically by conveyor.