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Bergmann PS8100 Rotary Bag Compactor

The Bergmann PS8100 is the original bag compactor. It has a small 1.6m by 1.2m footprint and will give a 10:1 compaction rate, achieving an 80% plus reduction in collections. It is ideal for sites with:

  • Small area for waste management (for example city centre hotels and shops)
  • No room for multiple bins
  • General waste or dry recyclables with some contamination from food waste: the bag contains all the liquid
  • Production lines and factories where waste needs to be compacted at the point it is generated: loading by hand, conveyor or chute is typical
  • Apartment blocks where waste is disposed via chutes: the PS8100 can be loaded from a vertical chute
  • As an alternative to a baler, particularly for plastics and shrinkwrap


Bergmann PS8100 Rotary Bag Compactor -loading-unloading
Bergmann PS8100 Rotary Bag Compactor: takes dry and general waste and compacts at a ratio of 10:1 into a 1000 litre bag.

How The Bergmann PS8100 Works

A new bag is placed in the machine with a pallet on the floor and the doors closed; waste is loaded through the chute door (or via a chute from above for example); the rotary drum breaks up and compacts the waste into the bag; the bag is protected by a metal bag shield; the full bag, typically between 350kg and 500kg in weight; the full bag is pulled out on a pallet truck and the bag sealed. The bag can be fork-lifted into a 35 yard container (typical in factories) or collected where waste vehicles have bag and forklift attachments (commonly available in London for example).

Full bags from Bergmann PS8100: Left: Plastic - 140kg bag; Middle; Cardboard - 250kg; Right: General - 300-700kg
Full bags from Bergmann PS8100: Left: Plastic - 140kg bag; Middle; Cardboard - 250kg; Right: General - 300-700kg


  • Compaction ratio: 10:1
  • Bag capacity: 1000L
  • Bag dimensions when full: 1100mm x 1100mm (circular)
  • Power requirement: 16A, 3 phase, 415V, 50Hz, 5 pin CEE socket
  • Machine dimensions: WxDxH: 1200mm x 1610mm x 2800mm
  • Noise level: 76 dB
  • Machine weight: 860kg
  • Optional accessories: chute door interlock, insectocutor, operating beacon


PS8100 control panel-loading new bag- rotary drum
Bergmann PS8100: Left: easy-to-use control panel; Middle: loading a new bag into the PS8100; Right: rotary drum compacting cardboard

Typical Customers

  • Hotels (general and DMR - dry mixed recycling)
  • Manufacturing (located next to production lines)
  • Food manufacturing (hand-loaded or chute loaded)
  • Printing (off-cuts of paper air-blown into the PS8100)
  • Apartment blocks (chute fed from waste disposal systems)
  • Office blocks and facilities management with small waste management areas
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  • Supplying waste handling equipment & services
    to private companies & public sector organisations

    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.